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2014 THS Conference [Page]
The 21st International Thomas Hardy Conference & Festival
Inspired by Thomas Hardy: An Anthology of Students' Poems 2019 [News]
A beautiful collection of original works by students passionate about emulating Hardy
The Thomas Hardy Society is an educational Charity founded in 1968 with the intention of promoting public knowledge and understanding of the life and works of the Dorset poet and novelist to anyone with an interest in Thomas Hardy anywhere in the world.
2016 THS Conference [Page]
Celebrating 130 years since the publication of The Mayor of Casterbridge
2018 THS Conference [Page]
The Society’s 50th anniversary will be mainly focused on the Festival and Conference which will take place from 14th to 21st July.
Summer 2019 Journal [News]
Thomas Hardy Society Summer 2019 Journal is now on our website. If you are a member you can login and read this amazing Journal.
THS 2020 Conference Call For Papers [News]
CALL FOR PAPERS THE TWENTY-FOURTH INTERNATIONAL THOMAS HARDY CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL
Going the Rounds 2019 [Event]
Led by Tim Laycock and The Madding Crowd – a walk recreating the route of The Mellstock Quire as described in Under the Greenwood Tree
The Thomas Hardy London Lecture 2019 [Event]
7.30 pm: Lecture Theatre B35, Birkbeck College, Malet St., London. Lecturer: Dr Tracy Hayes.
The Thomas Hardy Society 2019 AGM and Accounts [Page]
Minutes from the 2019 AGM and details of Accounts
A Visit to Bathsheba Everdene's House [Page]
Cassam Jany visits Waterston Manor
Reflections on Hardy and Notre Dame takes Patrick Tolfree Prize [News]
Student essay links Hardy's architectural writings with the Notre Dame Cathedral fire.
A Walk Through Hardy's Heartland [Event]
A guided walk through Hardy's heartland led by THS expert Susan Clarke
Patrick Tolfree Student Essay Competition 2019 [News]
This year’s Patrick Tolfree essay competition, open to students of any academic level over the age of 18 and living anywhere in the world.
Hardy/Larkin Conference Weekend [News]
A conference held at Kingston Maurward to celebrate Philip Larkin's birthday and the 70th anniversary of his Hardy pilgrimage
The 'Casterbridge' Walk [Event]
This is a two-hour walk led by Dorchester's own Town Crier Alistair Chisholm. Beginning at the Town Pump it will take in various 'Casterbridge' sites
Far From the Madding Crowd [Event]
Celebrating film and fiction in Wessex, and especially the Far From the Madding Crowd films of 1967 and 2015, this tour led by the THS's Sue Clarke
A Hardy Larkin Weekend [Event]
A joint study weekend with the Philip Larkin Society with talks by experts from both societies and walks, including a reconstruction of Larkin’s 1976 visit to Dorchester with Monica Jones.
Lock 'em up! [Event]
Shire Hall Courthouse Museum, newly refurbished, recently re-opened to the public. It was here that Thomas Hardy served as a magistrate between 1884 and 1919
Exploring Egdon Heath [Event]
Led by Joy Wallace and Wendy Barter Smee this is an opportunity to get into the countryside beyond Hardy's Cottage and listen to Hardy's poems
Call for Contributions: “HARDY NOW” [Page]
For its autumn 2019 issue, the Thomas Hardy Journal – publication of the Thomas Hardy Society – invites contributions to a forum on the subject of “HARDY NOW”.
Thomas Hardy's Reredos [Event]
A day trip to Windsor led by the THS's Helen Lange, this will incorporate a visit to All Saint's Church to study the reredos designed by Hardy
'Tess' at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe [Event]
A feminist response to Hardy's classic novel for the Edinburgh Fringe 2019 and tour of rural villages in South-West England
The Fiddler of the Reels [Event]
A tour led by Dr Tony Fincham, this will be a musical exploration of the territory where Mop Ollamoor exercised his acoustic magnetism over Car'line Aspent:
The Strange House [Event]
A walk from the United Church, Dorchester, to Max Gate where John Hayes (National Trust house manager) will give a talk about the house
Thomas Hardy Country Fair [Event]
Thomas Hardy Country Fair at Kingston Maurward from 12 noon onwards on Sunday 15th July 2018
A walk around Jude's 'Shaftesbury' [Event]
What have a stonemason from Fawley, 4 obscure teachers, 2 Shastonians (one fictional), 3 Kings, a Saxon Nunnery, 27 pubs
The Old Neighbour and the New [Event]
Tony Fincham will be joined by Thomas Hardy and William Barnes experts Alistair Chisholm and Brian Caddy for a 2.5 mile walk in Hardy's footsteps across the fields to Winterborne Came Church
Far From the Madding Crowd - THS Study Day 2019 [Event]
2019 will mark the 145th anniversary of the publication of Far From the Madding Crowd.
A Thomas Hardy Autumn Walk and AGM [Event]
A walk through the countryside of The Trumpet-Major and 'The Melancholy Hussar of the German Legion', followed by refreshments and AGM.
A Portrait of Tess/Mr Hardy's War [Event]
The portrait is of Agatha Cox 'Her on whom I thought when I wrote Tess'. She married Hamo Thorneycroft, the sculptor, in 1884 and thus became the aunt of Sigfried Sassoon.
Journal Cover Design Competition [News]
The THS wishes to give the journal a bolder, brighter, more modern look, and to this end is launching a competition for a brand new cover design open to anyone over the age of 18.
The Glass Aisle [Event]
Poet/Singer/Songwriter BBC Presenter Paul Henry will read from his acclaimed collections 'The Brittle Sea' and 'A Boy Running'
The Thomas Hardy Society Writing Competition 2020 [News]
A essay/creative writing competition for all English Literature Students
179th Anniversary of Hardy's Birth [Event]
Morning Service at St Michael’s Church, Stinsford. Preacher: Revd. Pene Kennedy.
Our Partners [Page]
Learn more about the Hardy Country initiative partners
Thomas Hardy Exhibition Project Curator [News]
Wessex Museums Partnership is looking for a Project Curator to lead on the development and delivery of a major temporary exhibition about the life of Thomas Hardy, opening in May 2021.
Links to Societies promoting Thomas Hardy
Thomas Hardy Poetry Workshops in Schools [News]
THS Academic Director Dr Faysal Mikdadi leads Hardy poetry workshops in schools across England
The Gabriel Oak Tree [Page]
A dedication in marble by Michael Disley
The Hand of Ethelberta - A New Play [Page]
A dramatic adaptation by David Foulger
The New Hardy Players present Sonnets, Songs and Wine [Event]
An evening of poetry accompanied by music, song and dance
A Hardy Postcard Collection in Virginia [Page]
Joyce Hurt Teaches Hardy in America
Sharing a Wedding Anniversary with Hardy [Page]
John and Maureen Currie travelled from the U.S. to share their 36th Anniversary with Hardy!
Visiting Hardy's Houses [Page]
The Kersley-Allinson family visit Max Gate and Bockhampton
Short stories [Page]
Hardy Today: Tim Pears in Conversation with Dr Tony Fincham [Event]
A Dorchester Literary Festival Event
Students Seek to Emulate Hardy [News]
The National Trust presents awards to student winners of the Thomas Hardy Young Poetry Prize
How Hardy Frames His Texts [Event]
Dr Mary Rimmer, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Safeguarding Hardy's Heritage [News]
How much longer will the area around Hardy's birthplace remain if we do not take steps to ensure its survival?
R.I.P. Dr Jack Schwarz - Passionate Hardyan [News]
Donation to the THS in honour of Dr Jack Schwarz
Exhibition Concept Developer - Thomas Hardy, Wessex Museums Partnership [News]
As part of our National Portfolio Organisation programme, the Wessex Museums Partnership will deliver a major exhibition on the life and work of Thomas Hardy in the summer of 2021
The Three Wayfarers (Opera) [Page]
An Operatic Adaptation by John Whittaker
D-Day for Dorchester by Alistair Chisholm [News]
The S.T.A.N.D (Save The Area North of Dorchester) coordinating group is gathering together the various challenges to the development of this site
2019 THS Study Day [Page]
2019 will mark the 145th anniversary of the publication of Far From the Madding Crowd
Great Things [Page]
An original musical score by Wasyl Sydorenko, with words by Thomas Hardy
A Hardy Family History Research Trip [Page]
Val Weedon researches her family connections to Thomas Hardy
The Lepidopterist's Tragedy [Page]
An original poem by Richard Jones, in the vein of Thomas Hardy.
Purchase of New Hardy Letter [News]
The Thomas Hardy Society in conjunction with the Dorset History Centre have purchased a newly discovered letter by Hardy
What is Learning? [Page]
An article written for the London Progressive Journal by THS Academic Director Dr Faysal Mikdadi
A New Book Featuring Thomas Hardy and William Barnes [News]
A collection of short stories by Jim Potts
- The Return Of The Native
- Annual Conference 2019
- Wolfeton House
- Walk Around Judes
- Tess D Urbervilles
- Join The Society
- Tess Of The D Urbervilles
- Sunday Morning Tragedy
- Hardys Cottage
- Tess Walk
- Thomas Hardy And The Boer War
- Max Gate
- Hardy Novels
- The Hardy Players
- Poetry Books
- List Of Poetry
- Return Of The Native