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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

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

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 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

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.

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

Resources [Page]
Resources

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

Hardy's Wessex [Page]
Hardy's Wessex

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

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

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

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

Men Who March Away [Event]
Men Who March Away

Life [Page]
Thomas Hardy

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

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

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.

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

FAQ [Page]
Frequently Asked Questions about Thomas Hardy

Timeline [Page]
Timeline

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.

Short stories [Page]
Short stories

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

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.

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

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.

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

Links [Page]
Links to Societies promoting Thomas Hardy

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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