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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

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

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

Penpethy Souls [Page]
An original poem by Katharine Piper

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resources [Page]
Resources

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

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

Hardy's Wessex [Page]
Hardy's Wessex

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

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

Songs From Weatherbury [Event]
Songs From Weatherbury

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

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

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

Men Who March Away [Event]
Men Who March Away

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Hardy Today [Event]
Prof. Mark Ford and Dr Tony Fincham discuss Hardy's Landscapes

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Links [Page]
Links to Societies promoting Thomas Hardy

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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