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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Poem Commentaries [Page]
Poem Commentaries

Links [Page]
Links to Societies promoting Thomas Hardy

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

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

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.

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

Thomas Hardy Birthday Weekend Walk [Event]
A Stinsford & North Dorchester Walk in conjunction with STAND

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

Thomas Hardy Festival and Conference 2020 [Event]
The twenty-fourth International THS Conference and Festival

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

The Oxen - A Musical Score [Page]
An original composition to accompany Hardy's beloved poem 'The Oxen'

Two Original Musical Settings by John Whittaker [Page]
'When I Set Out From Lyonesse' and 'Weathers'

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

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".

Inspired by Thomas Hardy - Students' Poetry Workshops [News]
An article published in Dorset Year Book 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

2019 THS Study Day [Page]
2019 will mark 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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