Lecture: Thomas Hardy and Architecture A talk by Samantha Briggs

Thomas Hardy's Max Gate, Dorchester, Dorset

Thomas Hardy’s Max Gate, Dorchester, Dorset

Thomas Hardy is the only major English novelist to have also been a professional architect.  This lecture will provide an overview on Hardy’s architectural career and show how he engaged with nineteenth century debates about the built environment in his fiction.

This is the third in a series of five lectures about Thomas Hardy and is part of a larger project including the National Trust and the University of Exeter. It is hoped that the more academic nature of these lectures will provide the general public and lovers of Hardy’s novels with an increased connection to contemporary ideas about his work.

Entry to the talk is FREE but a donation of £3.00 is encouraged to cover costs. Everyone is welcome and there is no need to book.  Doors open at 7.00pm.

For further information contact the Museum on 01305 262735 or check the website on www.dorsetcountymuseum.org

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