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Alan Johnson - Thomas Hardy and My Life in Books [Event]
A Special Talk for the Thomas Hardy Society Conference 2021

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

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

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.

An Evening of Hardy Music and Poetry [Event]
A performance on harp and flute by Florence and Virginia Astley

Checklist of Recent Hardy Publications [Page]
Checklist of Recent Hardy Publications

Neutral Tones: Song Settings of the Poetry of Thomas Hardy [Page]
An album by Gordon Thompson

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

An Evening of Poetry with Pascale Petit [Event]
A Thomas Hardy Society 2021 Conference Event

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

Tess's Folk Songs - A Musical Evening with James Findlay and Jerry Bird ***THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT*** [Event]
A Hardy Birthday Weekend Event ***THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT***

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

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

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

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

Short stories [Page]
Short stories

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The New Hardy Players present Sonnets, Songs and Wine [Event]
An evening of poetry accompanied by music, song and dance

R.I.P. Dr Jack Schwarz - Passionate Hardyan [News]
Donation to the THS in honour of Dr Jack Schwarz

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

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

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

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

A History of English Poesy [Page]
An original poem by Edward Black

Adaptations [Page]
Original Creations in Dedication to the Hardy Canon

Poem Commentaries [Page]
Poem Commentaries

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

Links [Page]
Links to Societies promoting Thomas Hardy

Journals [Page]
The Thomas Hardy Society currently publishes three journals each year. Members of the Society receive print copies and/or electronic access, depending on their membership status. Journal contents are also published in digital format on ProQuest Literature Online.

Wreath-Laying at Stinsford on the 93rd Anniversary of Thomas Hardy's Death [News]
Today due to lockdown we were unable to provide the usual service and wreath-laying ceremony with poetry readings which mark the anniversary of Hardy's passing.

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

Christmas in the Courtroom [Event]
A dramatic and musical celebration of Yuletide

Life [Page]
Thomas Hardy

Westminster Abbey Wreath-Laying [Event]
Wreath-Laying at Poet's Corner on the 92nd Anniversary of Hardy's Death

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

Rites of Way with Thomas Hardy [Event]
Event Launch in conjunction with the Thomas Hardy Society

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

Book Reviews [Page]
Book Reviews Page

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

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.

The Awkward Squad - The New Hardy Players [Page]
'The Awkward Squad', from the 2018 production of The Trumpet-Major

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.

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

Unveililng of New Hardy Memorial Stone [Event]
Unveiling of New Hardy Memorial Stone by Claire Tomalin and Wreath-Laying Ceremony in Poets’ Corner, Westminster Abbey Saturday 18th May with Professor Claire Tomalin.

FAQ [Page]
Frequently Asked Questions about Thomas Hardy

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

A Hardy Postcard Collection in Virginia [Page]
Joyce Hurt Teaches Hardy in America

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

Stinsford and North Dorchester Walk [Event]
In conjunction with STAND (Save the Area North of Dorchester)

Sharing a Wedding Anniversary with Hardy [Page]
John and Maureen Currie travelled from the U.S. to share their 36th Anniversary with 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.

Rites of Way With Mr Hardy [Event]
Event Launch in conjunction with the Thomas Hardy Society

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

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

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

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

Settings for Baritone and Piano by John Whittaker [Page]
'When I Set Out From Lyonesse' and 'Weathers'

A Walk Through Hardy's Heartland [Event]
A guided walk through Hardy's heartland led by THS expert Susan Clarke

New Publications: Objects in Hardy and Conrad [News]
The French Association for Thomas Hardy Studies (FATHOM) has the pleasure to announce the publication in FATHOM, the French e-journal of Thomas Hardy studies, of its latest issue on "Objects in Hardy and Conrad".

Fordington Vicarage [Page]
St. Osmund, Bishop of Salisbury, was given Salisbury Field by his royal uncle, William the Conqueror, in the 11th century. Fordington vicarage was built in 1222 and demolished in 1971 to make way for social housing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unveiling the new Hardy Memorial Stone at Westminster Abbey [News]
On Saturday 18th May the new Hardy Memorial stone was unveiled at Westminster Abbey, with a dedication by Professor Claire Tomalin

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

Revised THS Programme 2020 [News]
A revised programme in light of Covid-19.

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

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.

A Hardy Larkin Weekend [Event]
A joint study weekend with the Philip Larkin Society with talks by experts from both societies and walks, including a reconstruction of Larkin’s 1976 visit to Dorchester with Monica Jones.

A Hardy Family History Research Trip [Page]
Val Weedon researches her family connections to Thomas Hardy

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

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

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

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

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.

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?

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.

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

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

A Lully of Voices [Event]
'A Lully of Voices': Haunting Echoes in Walter de la Mare and Thomas Hardy

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