Thomas Hardy
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The Thomas Hardy Public Lecture Series 2012

Dorset County Museum, the University of Exeter, and the National Trust are pleased to present the 2012 Thomas Hardy Public Lecture Series.

Join us for a season of informative and entertaining lectures on Thomas Hardy at Dorset County Museum. The academic organiser of the series, Dr Angelique Richardson (English department), also gave a talk Hardy and Devon in May about Hardy's connections with Devon, with images of the places that inspired him.

28th June - Phillip Mallett, University of St Andrews

'Susan Henchard's writingdesk: Thomas Hardy and the Penny Post'

26th July - Jacqueline Dillion, University of St Andrews

'Primitive Betrothal: The Portland Custom in Hardy's The Well-Beloved'

27th September - Will Abberley, University of Exeter

'Speaking like a Native: Language and Identity in the Work of William Barnes and Thomas Hardy'

25th October - Dr Angelique Richardson, University of Exeter

'Lower Wessex: Hardy and Devon'


Dorset County Museum, High West St, Dorchester. 7.30pm, refreshments from 6.30pm. Tickets £3, available on the door.

For more details call Dorset County Museum on 01305 262735 or visit


Date: 20 June 2012

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