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'Love, praise, indifference, blame' [Event]
Phillip Mallett, University of St Andrews. This talk looks at some of the 150 or so poems Hardy wrote about his first wife, Emma, after her death in 1912.

The Face At The Casement [Event]
?Readings and Poems to be recited outside St. Clether Vicarage, the 17thC cottage which was home to William Sergant, Hardy's love rival for Emma Gifford.

The Darkling Heart - Norwich Performances [Event]
The story of two remarkable lives and a love that transcended death

Poems [Page]
Poems by Thomas Hardy

Poem Commentaries [Page]
Poem Commentaries

A Mellstock Poems Walk [Page]
A Mellstock poems walk at the very heart of Hardy country Dorset.

The Darkling Heart - Greenwich Performance [Event]
An original play based upon the courtship and marriage of Hardy and Emma

Mellstock Poems Walk  [Event]
Meet at Thorncombe Wood Car Park (NGR SY724922) for a gentle four mile walk through the heart of Hardy Country

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

Penpethy Souls [Page]
An original poem by Katharine Piper

Under the Greenwood Tree - Everyman Theatre [Event]
Adapted from the classic novel by Thomas Hardy

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

Word Takes Wing by Wyvern [Event]
Word Takes Wing - an original folk-drama taken from Hardy's notebooks

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.

Thomas Hardy: Fate, Exclusion and Tragedy [News]
A Brand New Sky Arts Documentary for September

The Darkling Heart [Page]
An original play based upon the Courtship and Marriage of Hardy and Emma

Thomas Hardy Poems to Music [Page]
An Adaptation by Composer Laurence Hughes

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

Hardy Today: Tim Pears in Conversation with Dr Tony Fincham [Event]
A Dorchester Literary Festival Event

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

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

Postcards [Page]
A Postcard of your visit to Hardy Country

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

2021 THS Student Essay Competition [News]
Hardy and Religion

Resources [Page]
Resources

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

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

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

Tess of the d'Urbervilles [Event]
Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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

Philip Lange - The Pianist of Casterbridge [Event]
A Performance of Music Contemporary with Hardy and a Schubert Sonata for the Thomas Hardy Society Conference 2021

Hardy's Wessex [Page]
Hardy's Wessex

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

Hardy's Birthday Weekend Celebrations [Event]
A celebration of Hardy's 179th birthday

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

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

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

Songs From Weatherbury [Event]
Songs From Weatherbury

The Hand of Ethelberta - A New Play [Page]
A dramatic adaptation by David Foulger

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

Life [Page]
Thomas Hardy

Men Who March Away [Event]
Men Who March Away

D.H. Lawrence and Thomas Hardy [Event]
A lecture by Dr Fiona Fleming in conjunction with the D.H. Lawrence Society

Jemima Hardy – The Great Author's Mother by Tracy Hayes [Page]
Jemima Hardy, nee Hand, (1813-1904) was one of the most important people in Thomas Hardy's life.

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

THS London Lecture 2021 - Professor Mark Ford *** THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL *** [Event]
Professor Mark Ford - 'Four Poems About London by Hardy' *** THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL ***

Visiting Hardy's Houses [Page]
The Kersley-Allinson family visit Max Gate and Bockhampton

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

Hardy and Shakespeare by Tracy Hayes [Page]
Thomas Hardy's relationship with Shakespeare began at a relatively early age. At 13, while attending Isaac Last's school, he had already read all of Shakespeare's tragedies

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

The Mellstock Band Performance [Event]
The Mellstock Band Performing for the Victorian Fayre

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

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

A Visit to Bathsheba Everdene's House [Page]
Cassam Jany visits Waterston Manor

Far From the Madding Crowd at The Redgrave Theatre [Event]
A new production by the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Thomas Hardy Songs [Page]
Original Compositions by Thorium Star

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

Timeline [Page]
Timeline

Hardy Perennials by Brenda Sharp [Page]
An original dedication

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

Edward Bourne - Drawing Hardyland [Event]
A Presentation of Drawings Inspired by Hardy's Wessex

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.

Hardy’s Purbeck: Eliza Nicholls & Ethelberta [Event]
The Hand of Ethelberta & A Pair of Blue Eyes

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

Short stories [Page]
Short stories

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

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

2016 THS Conference [Page]
Celebrating 130 years since the publication of The Mayor of Casterbridge

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

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

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

Wyvern - Word Takes Wing [Event]
An original folk drama drawing on the notebooks of Thomas Hardy

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 Coppice Gate [Page]
An original poem by Brenda Sharp

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

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

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

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

Christmas in Mellstock [Event]
A weekend of Music and Song from the West Country as immortalised in the Poems and Novels of Thomas Hardy

Unsung Heroes of HardyLand - Mike Nixon [Page]
A series celebrating the individuals who work behind the scenes to provide us with unique Hardyan experiences.

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

Time, Memory and Emotion in The Trumpet-Major - Andrew Hewitt [Page]
Time, Memory and Emotion in The Trumpet-Major

National Parks help improve young people’s health and life chances [Page]
Support for Dorset National Park

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

Hardy and the Titanic by Tracy Hayes [Page]
On 15 April 1912, the RMS TITANIC sank in the early hours of the morning after colliding with an iceberg in the Atlantic ocean.

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.

Important Thomas Hardy Correspondence Purchase [News]
Important letter will guarantee long-term access to Archives

Our Partners [Page]
Learn more about the Hardy Country initiative partners

Links [Page]
Links to Societies promoting Thomas Hardy

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

Tess - A New Musical Adaptation [Event]
A musical dramatization of Thomas Hardy’s novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles for Soprano & Piano.

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

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?

Thomas Hardy Society Birthday Weekend 2021 [News]
Celebrating Hardy's 181st Birthday!

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

Unsung Heroes of HardyLand - Margaret Marande [Page]
A series celebrating the individuals who work behind the scenes to provide us with unique Hardyan experiences.

Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy: Songs From the French Wars - Jerry Bird [Page]
Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy: Songs From the French Wars

Hardy and Lockdown by Tracy Hayes [Page]
Hardy and Lockdown

Celebrating 150 Years Since Hardy Met Emma Gifford [Page]
A trip to Cornwall in the footsteps of Hardy and Emma

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

STAND and Thomas Hardy Society Walk Report [News]
A walk to discover how much beautiful Wessex countryside will be lost

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

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

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

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

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

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