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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.

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

‘Woman much missed’: The Chosen by Elizabeth Lowry [Event]
An Online Talk for Wessex Museums

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

Love Letter to Dorchester [News]
A Competition run by STAND (Save The Area North of Dorchester)

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

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

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

Penpethy Souls [Page]
An original poem by Katharine Piper

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2021 THS Student Essay Competition [News]
Hardy and Religion

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hardy's Wessex [Page]
Hardy's Wessex

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Men Who March Away [Event]
Men Who March Away

THS Study Day 2023 - The Return of the Native [Event]
A day devoted to one of Hardy's best-loved novels

Wessex Museums 2: Poole Museum [Event]
A THS Conference/Festival Event

Resources [Page]
Resources

Life [Page]
Thomas Hardy

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

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

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

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

The Return of the Native - Call for Papers [News]
The THS Annual Study Day 2023

The Mellstock Quire [Event]
Presented by The Estuary Players

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

Wareham Choral Society Presents 'Dorset Jubilate' [Event]
Featuring Hardy's 'The Oxen' and 'The Darkling Thrush'

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Thomas Hardy’s Loss [News]
A Lament by Dorchester Town Crier Alistair Chisholm

Thomas Hardy Songs [Page]
Original Compositions by Thorium Star

FAQ [Page]
Frequently Asked Questions about Thomas Hardy

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

Interview With Gertrude Bugler Becomes Available! [News]
Filmed in 1990 and now digitally remastered.

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

R.I.P. Rose Swann [News]
Beloved Wife of Furse and Dear Friend to all Hardyans

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.

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

The Thomas Hardy Birthday Weekend 2022 [News]
A Report by Mark Chutter

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

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

The Short Stories of Thomas Hardy: An Appraisal [Page]
A Monograph by Patrick Tolfree - Edited and with an Introduction by Phillip Mallett

The Mayor of Casterbridge - Mirthy Bookclub Q&A with Dr Tracy Hayes [Event]
Exploring the 'Life and Death of a Man of Character'

Hardy's Budmouth [Event]
A THS Conference/Festival Event

Hardy and Costume: An Interactive Workshop [Event]
A THS Conference/Festival Workshop with Lucy Brown

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

Short stories [Page]
Short stories

'Wessex Heights – Thomas Hardy and Romanticism' [Event]
A THS Conference/Festival Lecture by Dr Tony Fincham

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

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

THS STUDENT ESSAY COMPETITION 2022 - DEADLINE EXTENDED! [News]
‘HARDY AND TRAVEL’

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

Going The Rounds 2021 [Event]
A Biennial THS Event in Conjunction with Tim Laycock and Dorset Musicians

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

Dorchester Vintage Bus and Coach Running Day [Event]
WHOTT Celebrates Under the Greenwood Tree

THS Study Day 2022 - Under the Greenwood Tree [Event]
In Conjunction with the University of Exeter

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

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

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

Christmas with the Ridgeway Singers & Band [Event]
A Traditional Dorset Celebration!

Hardy and Milton: Subverting Paradise Lost [Event]
A Mirthy Group Lecture by Tracy Hayes

Wessex Museums Exhibition Features Star Artifacts [News]
Prized Pieces from Prestigious National Collections to go on Display!

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.

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

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

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

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

Thomas Hardy's Wessex [Event]
A Three-Night Tour of Discovery and Inspiration

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

Thomas Hardy Society Wreath-Laying Ceremony at Westminster Abbey [News]
A Review by Mark Chutter

Westminster Abbey Anniversary Wreath-Laying 2023 [News]
A review by THS Chairman Mark Chutter

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Jumping the turnstiles of Chance and Coincidence [News]
Laying the Wreath of Prayers at Westminster Abbey…

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

The Thomas Hardy Society Conference and Festival 2022 [Event]
Registration is Open!

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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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