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A Return of the Native Walk [Page]
To fully appreciate the atmosphere – the true solitude - of Egdon Heath set out on this walk at daybreak
Egdon Heath [Page]
Egdon Heath Dorset - Thomas Hardy Country
Mrs Yeobrights Last Walk [Event]
To celebrate the 175th anniversary of the publication of The Return of the Native.
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.
'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.
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.
Hardy's Wessex [Page]
Mellstock Dorset - Thomas Hardy Country
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
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.
Hidden Faces, Hidden Places [News]
Hidden Faces, Hidden Places: Stories behind Objects from the Thomas Hardy Archive
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.
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