Friends Beyond - Barnes, Moule and Hardy
A Lecture by Mark Chutter
Image of Fordington Rectory © Mark Chutter
Saturday 9th April, 2022 at 2.30pm
St. George's Church Hall, Fordington
This talk will evaluate and re-examine the significance of William Barnes and Horace Moule as key mentors to Hardy including the classical and literary, philosophical, religious and socio-political influences that they had on the Wessex writer and poet .
Mark Damon Chutter is the Academic Director of the Thomas Hardy Society. He has been teaching English for 25 years . Mark was shortlisted for both the TES ( Times Educational Supplement) ‘Most Innovative Teacher of the Year’ and ‘ Teacher of the Year’. He has a passion for everything related to Fordington including the Moule family as his Grandmother lived in the Old Vicarage in Salisbury Field from 1942-1971.
The paper is dedicated to the late Warren Davis of Came Rectory - an inspiration to us all.
*This lecture is organised by the William Barnes Society and thus is free to attend for WBS members.
It will be held at St. George’s Church Hall in Fordington, Dorchester. Seating in the Hall is limited and if you plan to attend please reserve a seat/s by emailing the Barnes Society secretary at:
by April 1st. Please pay £3 (cash) on arrival.
*** If you are unable to attend, please note that the talk will be recorded and available on the William Barnes Society website at a later date.***
Following his talk, Mark Chutter will lead a short walk to the site of the Reverend Moule’s Vicarage at Salisbury Field for those who wish to join. Tea will follow after returning to the Hall.
There is limited parking at the Church Hall for those who may have mobility issues. If you are able, please park in either the Charles Street car park by the Library, Wollaston Field car park, or the Durngate Street car park. It’s a short walk to Fordington from any of these locations.
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