Thomas Hardy and Salisbury

This course is now fully booked. Contact Alison Ogden if you wish to placed on the waiting list.

SalisburyThis half-day course explores the ways in which Thomas Hardy’s visits to Salisbury provided the inspiration for his poetry and fiction.

The morning will begin with an introductory session on Hardy and Salisbury/Melchester at Sarum College.

From 10am to 11am there will be a walking tour of the cathedral close and city centre. The group will then return to the college for refreshments followed by a seminar on Hardy’s poems and fiction set in Salisbury.

“Salisbury, a place in which he was never tired of sojourning, partly from personal associations and partly because its graceful cathedral pile was the most marked instance in England of an architectural intention carried out to the full.”


From The Life and Work of Thomas Hardy, written in the third person by Hardy and published after his death over the name of his second wife, Florence.


Price  £10, includes refreshments.
Lunch can be booked for an additional £8.75

Contact Alison Ogden for booking enquiries
aogden@dev.sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception)