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Poetry on the Lawn at Max Gate [Event]
Poetry, Story and Song with the New Hardy Players

Checklist of Recent Hardy Publications [Page]
Checklist of Recent Hardy Publications

The End of Casterbridge? [News]
One of the most distinctive aspects of Dorchester is the sharp cut off between town and country on the northern side.

Hardy and Modern Poetry - The Dorchester Literary Festival [Event]
This event will take place at Duke's Auctioneers in Brewery Square, Dorchester, as part of the Dorchester Literary Festival.

An Evening of Hardy Music and Poetry [Event]
A performance on harp and flute by Florence and Virginia Astley

Neutral Tones: Song Settings of the Poetry of Thomas Hardy [Page]
An album by Gordon Thompson

An Evening of Poetry and Conversation with Professor Mark Ford [Event]
An Event for the Thomas Hardy Society 2021 Conference and Festival

'Voices From Home: A Poetry Performance in Dialect' [Event]
A THS Conference/Festival Presentation by Dr Alan Chedzoy

An Evening of Poetry with Pascale Petit [Event]
A Thomas Hardy Society 2021 Conference Event

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS 10th – 19th September 2021 ‘Edible England’ [News]
Thomas Hardy Society CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION!

Dorset Voices - Sue Worth with the New Hardy Players [Event]
A Celebration of Dorset in Poetry, Song and Story-Telling

Save Our Countryside! [News]
Take a Walk for STAND (Save the Area North of Dorchester) - Developers want to build an urban area larger than Poundbury on Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd country.

Students Seek to Emulate Hardy [News]
The National Trust presents awards to student winners of the Thomas Hardy Young Poetry Prize

Reading the Signs by Jim Potts [News]
A new book of poetry featuring Dorset

McCarthy Stone Thomas Hardy Poetry Competition [News]
Win £150 Book Vouchers!

Great Things [Page]
An original musical score by Wasyl Sydorenko, with words by Thomas Hardy

'A Dorset Year: The Poetry and Prose of William Barnes and Thomas Hardy' [Event]
Beckley and Area Community Benefit Society

'Thomas Hardy Sends an Email' [Event]
A THS Conference/Festival Evening of Poetry with Alison Brackenbury

Hardy's Wessex Under Threat! [News]
Proposed North of Dorchester Development

Thomas Hardy Poetry Workshops in Schools [News]
THS Academic Director Dr Faysal Mikdadi leads Hardy poetry workshops in schools across England

Tatterdemalion and Tim Laycock - 'Satires of Circumstance' [Event]
A Musical Performance of a Treasured Volume of Hardy Poetry for the Thomas Hardy Society Conference and Festival 2021

'Thomas Hardy's Pure English' [Event]
A THS Conference/Festival Lecture by Dr Gregory Tate

Dorset Music Unboxed! [Event]
Ridgeway Singers & Band October Concerts

Where the Picnic Was with a Musical Accompaniment by Gary Cunliffe [Page]
A sublime poetry reading experience

Dorset Music Unboxed! [News]
Ridgeway Singers & Band October Concerts

The Glass Aisle [Event]
Poet/Singer/Songwriter BBC Presenter Paul Henry will read from his acclaimed collections 'The Brittle Sea' and 'A Boy Running'

Inspired by Thomas Hardy: An Anthology of Students' Poems 2019 [News]
A beautiful collection of original works by students passionate about emulating Hardy

The New Hardy Players present Sonnets, Songs and Wine [Event]
An evening of poetry accompanied by music, song and dance

FAQ [Page]
Frequently Asked Questions about Thomas Hardy

Inspired by Thomas Hardy - An Anthology of Students’ Works 2020 [News]
The latest anthology of work inspired by Hardy - edited by Dr Faysal Mikdadi

In Memory of Dr Faysal Mikdadi [News]
Commemorating the Loss of a Very Special Individual

Thomas Hardy Poetry Group Goes Online [News]
A successful move from physical to virtual appreciation.

A History of English Poesy [Page]
An original poem by Edward Black

The Thomas Hardy Society 2019 AGM and Accounts [Page]
Minutes from the 2019 AGM and details of Accounts

'Hardy's Subjunctive Mood' [Event]
A THS Conference/Festival Lecture by Professor Tim Armstrong

Adaptations [Page]
Original Creations in Dedication to the Hardy Canon

Poem Commentaries [Page]
Poem Commentaries

Thomas Hardy and Art [Event]
From the National Gallery’s Collection in 1861 to Hardy’s exploration of artistic themes in his poetry and prose

Wreath-Laying at Stinsford on the 93rd Anniversary of Thomas Hardy's Death [News]
Today due to lockdown we were unable to provide the usual service and wreath-laying ceremony with poetry readings which mark the anniversary of Hardy's passing.

Wreath-Laying Ceremony in Poets' Corner [Event]
Wreath-Laying Ceremony in Poets' Corner

A Review of the Inspired By Thomas Hardy Poetry Anthologies [News]
By Richard House - Self & Society: An International Journal for Humanistic Psychology

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

Christmas in the Courtroom [Event]
A dramatic and musical celebration of Yuletide

Westminster Abbey Wreath-Laying [Event]
Wreath-Laying at Poet's Corner on the 92nd Anniversary of Hardy's Death

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

Rites of Way with Thomas Hardy [Event]
Event Launch in conjunction with the Thomas Hardy Society

Book Reviews [Page]
Book Reviews Page

Pascale Petit - Tiger Girl [News]
A new poetry collection

A Day Trip to Cornwall [Event]
An excursion led by Dr Tony Fincham and Professor Jane Thomas of the THS, Sunday 15th July, 8.30am, to commemorate the 145th anniversary of the publication of A Pair of Blue Eyes.

About [Page]
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.

Thomas Hardy and the Influence of Conflict [Event]
At Dorset Museum with Kate Adie, Phillip Mallett and Tai-Chun Ho

A London Walk and Westminster Abbey Wreath Laying [Event]
Meet at Waterloo Station on the War Memorial Steps (main entrance) for an exploration of Hardy’s London – from the West End to Bloomsbury and St. Pancras Old Churchyard

Unveililng of New Hardy Memorial Stone [Event]
Unveiling of New Hardy Memorial Stone by Claire Tomalin and Wreath-Laying Ceremony in Poets’ Corner, Westminster Abbey Saturday 18th May with Professor Claire Tomalin.

Time will say nothing but ‘I told you so’ [Event]
The torment of accursed time in Hardy’s Wessex - THS London Lecture

The Folio Society - Collected Poems by Thomas Hardy [News]
Selected and introduced by Robert Macfarlane, Illustrated by Stanley Donwood

In Praise [Page]
An Original Poem by Jon B. Stobbart

A Hardy Postcard Collection in Virginia [Page]
Joyce Hurt Teaches Hardy in America

'Great Things' and 'The Oxen' [Page]
Original Settings of Two Hardy Poems by John Whittaker

A Hardy Walk Around Fordington [Event]
A THS Conference/Festival Event

'Great Things' by Mark Chutter [Page]
Revisiting THS Memories During Lockdown

Stinsford and North Dorchester Walk [Event]
In conjunction with STAND (Save the Area North of Dorchester)

Thomas Hardy's Dorchester [Event]
A THS Conference/Festival Event

Sharing a Wedding Anniversary with Hardy [Page]
John and Maureen Currie travelled from the U.S. to share their 36th Anniversary with Hardy!

Rites of Way With Mr Hardy [Event]
Event Launch in conjunction with the Thomas Hardy Society

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

Outer Casterbridge: Hardy and History Walk [Event]
A Hardy Birthday Weekend Walk to Coincide with the Platinum Jubilee

THS London Lecture 2021 - Professor Mark Ford [Event]
Professor Mark Ford - 'Four Poems About London by Hardy'

Hardy and the Classroom [News]
Two recent events by Thomas Hardy Society members for teachers and students of nineteenth-century texts at GCSE Level

Thomas Hardy Confidential [Event]
A fascinating fresh appreciation of a great writer and the people and places he immortalised.

The Late Justin Barnard Charitable Art Exhibition [News]
THS Benefactor's Art to Raise Money for Charity

Settings for Baritone and Piano by John Whittaker [Page]
'When I Set Out From Lyonesse' and 'Weathers'

A Walk Through Hardy's Heartland [Event]
A guided walk through Hardy's heartland led by THS expert Susan Clarke

New Publications: Objects in Hardy and Conrad [News]
The French Association for Thomas Hardy Studies (FATHOM) has the pleasure to announce the publication in FATHOM, the French e-journal of Thomas Hardy studies, of its latest issue on "Objects in Hardy and Conrad".

Fordington Vicarage [Page]
St. Osmund, Bishop of Salisbury, was given Salisbury Field by his royal uncle, William the Conqueror, in the 11th century. Fordington vicarage was built in 1222 and demolished in 1971 to make way for social housing.

Inspired by Thomas Hardy - Students' Poetry Workshops [News]
An article published in Dorset Year Book 2020

The Thomas Hardy Birthday Weekend [News]
A report and pictures by Richard Franklin

THS London Lecture 2021 by Professor Mark Ford [News]
A Review by Mark Chutter

Thomas Hardy: A Beginner's Guide [Page]
Thomas Hardy: A Beginner's Guide

Outer Casterbridge: Hardy and History [Event]
A Festival of Archaeology Walk led by Mark Chutter

Thomas Hardy Country Fair [Event]
Thomas Hardy Country Fair at Kingston Maurward from 12 noon onwards on Sunday 15th July 2018

Best and Worst Poems of Thomas Hardy [Page]
A Blog by Thomas Tyrrell on Hardy's Poetic Oeuvre

Thomas Hardy Society Conference 2010 Report by Brenda Parry [Page]
Brenda's highlights of the 2010 Conference

Life [Page]
Thomas Hardy

THS Conference & Festival 2022 - Call For Papers! [News]
Proposals invited for presentations at the 2022 THS Conference.

Unveiling the new Hardy Memorial Stone at Westminster Abbey [News]
On Saturday 18th May the new Hardy Memorial stone was unveiled at Westminster Abbey, with a dedication by Professor Claire Tomalin

Mr Hardy - Stories That Take You Into the Heart of Nature [News]
The Rites of Way With Mr Hardy Project

Call for Papers: 'Green Hardy' [News]
FATHOM (French Association for Thomas Hardy Studies) Seeks Submissions

Thomas Hardy and Religion at Sarum College [Event]
A Day Course Led by Richard Franklin

Thomas Hardy Lecture Series [Event]
Free Lectures Hosted by Mirthy Online Community

Revised THS Programme 2020 [News]
A revised programme in light of Covid-19.

The Pre-Raphaelite Art of the Victorian Novel: [Page]
The Pre-Raphaelite Art of the Victorian Novel:

Links [Page]
Links to Societies promoting Thomas Hardy

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.

A Hardy Family History Research Trip [Page]
Val Weedon researches her family connections to Thomas Hardy

What is Learning? [Page]
An article written for the London Progressive Journal by THS Academic Director Dr Faysal Mikdadi

A THS Message [News]
News from the Chairman and Secretary

Obituary for Helga Schulz [News]
A Dedication to a Life-Long Lover of Hardy

New online resource to explore fashion in Thomas Hardy’s writing [News]
The new film version of Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd feeds into the ongoing fascination for fashion depicted in classic novels and their modern adaptations for TV and film. A new online facility has been developed by the University of Exeter and Dorset County Museum to catalogue referen

A Thomas Hardy Christmas Quiz! [News]
Hardy 100 Years Ago - by Rod Drew

When I set out for Lyonnesse [Event]
When I set out for Lyonnesse, One hundred and fifty years ago. A celebration of Thomas Hardy’s first visit to Cornwall in March 1870

Under the Cedar Tree [News]
An exhibition of abstract paintings inspired by the history of Athelhampton House and its award winning Gardens

Thomas Hardy: Wessex Love Songs [Event]
Music in Country Churches - Minchinhampton

Hardy and Valentine's Day by Tracy Hayes [Page]
The most famous instance of a Valentine appearing in Hardy's works is of course the chapter 'Sortes Sanctorum' in Far From the Madding Crowd.

Hardy and St George's Day by Tracy Hayes [Page]
The 23rd of April is celebrated in England as St. George's Day, when Mummers perform the play of St George and the Dragon, and there is cider drinking and revelry.

Hardy and Gothic Wessex - Call for Papers [News]
A Weekend Conference Featuring Dorset's Darker Side!

The Trumpet-Major: A Happy Wessex Pastoral Romance or a Clumsy Historical Narrative? - Faysal Mikdadi [Page]
The Trumpet-Major: A Happy Wessex Pastoral Romance or a Clumsy Historical Narrative?

Twenty-Fourth International Thomas Hardy Conference and Festival - 2021 [Event]
The rescheduled conference IS STILL GOING AHEAD!

One hundred letters sent to Thomas Hardy made public for the first time [News]
Thomas Hardy’s position as one of Britain’s preeminent writers meant he received thousands of letters from fans, friends and members of the public to express their admiration or enlist his support.

A Tribute to Professor Rosemarie Morgan [News]
R.I.P. Colleague, Mentor, Friend

Save Our Dorchester, Save Your County Town! [News]
Stop the development of 4000 on the Water Meadows!

Hardy and Gothic Wessex [Event]
A Weekend Conference Featuring Dorset's Darker Side!

PETER TAIT, THOMAS HARDY'S WOMEN: IN LIFE AND LITERATURE [News]
A Thomas Hardy Society Book Review by Dr Tracy Hayes

Hardy's Silly Soldiers - Tracy Hayes [Page]
Hardy's Silly Soldiers

2019 THS Study Day [Page]
2019 marked the 145th anniversary of the publication of Far From the Madding Crowd

The Short Stories of Thomas Hardy Chapter 4: Death, Dying and the Macabre [Page]
By Patrick Tolfree

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