News & Features

2013: The World Of His Novels Launch

May 15, 2013

You are invited to the launch of : Thomas Hardy - The World Of His Novels - Thursday 6 June 2013

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2013 Thomas Hardy Public Talks Series

March 28, 2013

2013 Thomas Hardy Public Talks Series, organised by Dorset County Museum, the University of Exeter, and the National Trust.

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Save Came View!

March 4, 2013

West Dorset District Council has announced plans for the development of 1,000 houses on the Came View site - the fields south of Max Gate.

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Say NO to Giant Wind Turbines

February 10, 2013

West Coast Energy are in the process of submitting a planning application for the erection of ten 120 metre high wind turbines in the north of Tolpuddle Parish.

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2013: Emma's Plymouth

February 8, 2013

Morning walk by Bob Mann to Plymouth Hoe & other sites associated with Emma Hardy. Afternoon trip to Mount Edgecumbe led by Marilyn Leah.

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2013: March Weekend in Cornwall

February 5, 2013

Centenary of Thomas Hardy in Cornwall March 1913: 'A phantom of his own figuring'

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2013: Poetry and the Wessex Downs

February 2, 2013

5-mile circular walk lead by Rebecca Welshman

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2013: Events Programme

December 23, 2012

The events programme for 2013 is now available to download.

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2012: Emma Weekend

November 23, 2012

In Remembrance of Emma - 24th - 27th November 2012

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2012: The Thomas Hardy Society Prize

October 17, 2012

The Thomas Hardy Society Prize for English Literature at Bournemouth University awarded this year to Sarah Wall.

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2012: The London Lecture

October 16, 2012

The Thomas Hardy London Lecture: Professor Barrie Bullen: ‘Thomas Hardy and Expressive Environments’.

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2012: Conference Report

September 16, 2012

The 2012 Conference Report is now available to view online.

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2012: Thomas Hardy & Philip Larkin Weekend

September 13, 2012

The programme will include poetry readings, a lecture, formal dinner and a walk along the new Philip Larkin commemorative trail.

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2012: A Woodlanders Walk (Autumn)

August 23, 2012

A walk of just under seven miles through the heart of Hardy’s original Woodlanders country.

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2012: The 20th International Thomas Hardy Conference & Festival

May 31, 2012

The 2012 International Thomas Hardy Conference will mark the 172nd anniversary of the birth of Thomas Hardy and take place from 18th - 26th August : a little later than in previous years in order to avoid the Olympic Games.

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2012: Escape the Racket of the Diamond Jubilee

May 28, 2012

In June 1897 Thomas Hardy fled Victoria’s England for Switzerland to escape ‘the racket of the coming Diamond Jubilee’. In June 2012 as another esteemed Queen notches up a Diamond Jubilee – you can follow in Hardy’s footsteps …

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2012: Birthday & Diamond Jubilee Weekend

May 13, 2012

Birthday & Diamond Jubilee Weekend - 2nd June - 3rd June 2012

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2012: Garden Day at Waterston Manor

May 13, 2012

Sunday 1st July 2012 - The Dorset Gardens Trust - Garden Day at Waterston Manor

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2012: The London Walk & Memorial Service

May 1, 2012

Saturday 5th May – London Walk & Memorial Service

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2012: The Titanic Centenary

April 11, 2012

Hardy’s poem written to support the Titanic Disaster Fund clearly demonstrates his skill as occasional poet – a rare gift which would have made him an ideal Poet Laureate.

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2012: A Woodlanders Walk

December 27, 2011

A Woodlanders Walk - in the teritory of the Wessex Edition

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2011: Going the Rounds

November 3, 2011

Going the Rounds: Saturday 17th December

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2011: The London Lecture

November 1, 2011

The London Lecture:  Thursday 10th November

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2011: The Harvest Weekend

October 1, 2011

The Harvest Weekend - 7th-8th October 2011

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2011: Cornish Weekend

September 1, 2011

Cornish Weekend - 24th-25th September 2011

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