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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.

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.

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

Thomas Hardy and Art [Event]
From the National Gallery’s Collection in 1851 to Hardy’s exploration of artistic themes in his poetry and prose

Poem Commentaries [Page]
Poem Commentaries

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

FAQ [Page]
Frequently Asked Questions about Thomas Hardy

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

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

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

Life [Page]
Thomas Hardy

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.

Links [Page]
Links to Societies promoting 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.

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