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Thomas Hardy Sunday Service at St. Michael's Church Stinsford [Event]
A special service as part of the THS conference and festival

Hardy Birthday Service - Stinsford Church THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED [Event]
Thomas Hardy Birthday Weekend Morning Service

179th Anniversary of Hardy's Birth [Event]
Morning Service at St Michael’s Church, Stinsford. Preacher: Revd. Pene Kennedy.

Thomas Hardy: Fate, Exclusion and Tragedy [News]
A Brand New Sky Arts Documentary for September

Palm Sunday THS & STAND Walk [Event]
A walk in support of Save The Area North of Dorchester.

THS Birthday Weekend Sunday Service at Stinsford [Event]
Delivered by THS Chairman Rev. Canon Richard Franklin

THS Conference & Festival Sunday Service [Event]
Led by the Reverend Canon Edward Probert

2016 THS Conference [Page]
Celebrating 130 years since the publication of The Mayor of Casterbridge

Thomas Hardy Birthday Weekend - June 2021 [Event]
Events from the Thomas Hardy Society to commemorate the author's birth 181 years ago

The Lepidopterist's Tragedy [Page]
An original poem by Richard Jones, in the vein of Thomas Hardy.

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

2018 Birthday Weekend [Event]
The 2018 Birthday Weekend will begin on Saturday 2nd June (168 years after Hardy was born).

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.

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 2022 Thomas Hardy Society Birthday Weekend [Event]
A Jubilee Weekend Walk, Lecture, Supper and Evening Performance

The Thomas Hardy Birthday Weekend [News]
A report and pictures by Richard Franklin

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

A Dorset Christmas - The Ridgeway Singers and Band [Event]
A New Film by The Ridgeway Singers and Band, led by Tim Laycock and Phil Humphries

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Thomas Hardy in Salisbury - the Salisbury Literary Festival [Event]
A walk around Hardy's Salisbury, led by THS members Pat Withers and Brenda Parry as part of the Salisbury Literary Festival.

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

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

A Walk around Thomas Hardy's Casterbridge [Event]
This is a walk investigating Hardy's Casterbridge, led by Town Crier Alistair Chisholm and THS Chairman Tony Fincham

The Hardys and the Suffragette Movement by Tracy Hayes [Page]
The Hardys and the Suffragette Movement

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

Stourhead Revisited [Event]
The magnificent home and garden of Hardy’s friend Lady Alda Hoare

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

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

Celebrate Hardy's Birthday at Hardy's Cottage! [Event]
Tours, Cake and Lemonade at Bockhampton.

Edward Bourne - Drawing Hardyland [Event]
A Presentation of Drawings Inspired by Hardy's Wessex

WHOTT Day 2021 - Special Thomas Hardy's Tess Tour **This Event is now Full** [Event]
Join the 6th Annual Vintage Bus and Coach Running Day **This Event is now Full**

Under the Greenwood Tree Walk [Event]
A Walk to coincide with the THS 2022 Study Day - led by Derek Pride

Hardy’s Fordington [Event]
A walk through Hardy’s Durnover

The Hardys at Stinsford [Event]
The Hardys at Stinsford - A Celebration of Thomas Hardy's Musical Heritage with the Beaminster Gallery Quire

R.I.P. Warren Davis [News]
A Dedication from Mark Chutter

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

Thomas Hardy's Dorchester [Event]
A THS Conference/Festival Event

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

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

Timeline [Page]
Timeline

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

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.

Celebrating 150 Years Since Hardy Met Emma Gifford [Page]
A trip to Cornwall in the footsteps of Hardy and Emma

A Conversation with Lord Julian Fellowes [Event]
An Intimate Evening with the President of the Thomas Hardy Society

A Walk to Rainbarrow and Mistover Knap, Where Tess and Eustacia Overlap [Event]
A THS walk to accompany the Tess Study Day

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

The Late Justin Barnard Charitable Art Exhibition [News]
THS Benefactor's Art to Raise Money for Charity

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

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

The Trumpet-Major THS Study Day 2020 CHANGE OF VENUE! [Event]
CHANGE OF VENUE!!! THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT!!

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.

Thomas Hardy and the May Day Festival by Tracy Hayes [Page]
The first day of May marks the onset of warm weather and fertility in Nature, celebrated in festivals such as the Cerealia, involving club-walking and dancing around a beribboned Maypole.

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

Tess of the d'Urbervilles - Rescheduled Annual THS Study Day 2021 [Event]
A day of talks and seminars celebrating Hardy's best loved novel.

[POSTPONED] The Trumpet-Major Study Day [Event]
Marking the 140th anniversary of the publication of Hardy's novel.

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

Tess of the d'Urbervilles - Annual THS Study Day 2021 [Event]
A day of talks and seminars celebrating Hardy's best loved novel.

Inauguration of Thomas Hardy Memorial Stone [News]
In Stinsford Church at the 2021 THS Conference and Festival

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

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

Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair 2021 [Event]
A Mixture of Online and Interactive Activities and Presentations

Outer Casterbridge: Hardy and History [Event]
A Festival of Archaeology Walk led by Mark Chutter

On Rainbarrows with Alban O'Brien [Page]
Connecting with Hardy's 'The Sheep-Boy'

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 and Religion at Sarum College [Event]
A Day Course Led by Richard Franklin

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

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.

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

Music and Archaeology - An Afternoon of Discovery [Event]
Presented by Turner Sims in partnership with the University of Southampton Music Department and Archaeology Department, and the John Ireland Trust

Fifty Years of THS Birthday Weekend Celebrations [Page]
A brief history by THS Chairman Tony Fincham

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.

Dorset Music Unboxed! [Event]
Ridgeway Singers & Band October Concerts

Dorset Music Unboxed! [News]
Ridgeway Singers & Band October Concerts

Thomas Hardy altarpiece is returned to its original splendour [News]
Conservation work to the altarpiece designed by the novelist Thomas Hardy, that was uncovered at All Saints Church in Windsor in 2016, has been carried out by Cliveden Conservation. The altarpiece, which is made up of different types of stone, required various techniques and conservation materials.

Under the Cedar Tree [News]
An exhibition of abstract paintings inspired by the history of Athelhampton House and its award winning Gardens

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

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

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

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

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

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

Life [Page]
Thomas Hardy

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

FAQ [Page]
Frequently Asked Questions about Thomas Hardy

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

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

A Ridge in Wessex: South Dorset During the Napoleonic Wars - Andrew North and Mark North [Page]
A Ridge in Wessex: South Dorset During the Napoleonic Wars

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

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