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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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

FAQ [Page]
Frequently Asked Questions about Thomas Hardy

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

Life [Page]
Thomas Hardy

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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