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An Evening of Thomas Hardy's 'Far from the Madding Crowd'   food

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Join us for a scrumptious three course dinner hosted by Geoff Doel, followed by a talk on the novel, recently made into a new film.

Hosted by Dr Geoff Doel

Sun 5 July 2015

‘Far From the Madding Crowd’ is the first of Hardy’s novels to use the concept of ‘Wessex’ and its publication as a monthly serial in the prestigious ‘Cornhill Magazine’ was responsible for Hardy’s emergence as an eminent novelist. In this famous novel, Hardy used local, rural and agricultural settings and themes, in this case a lady farmer and her three suitors.

Join us for a special dinner and talk at The Kingcombe Centre, where Geoff will host a talk on this acclaimed novel.

Geoff is an associate lecturer in literature at the University of Kent, with a PhD on Thomas Hardy.  He has extensive experience of running university summer schools on literary, medieval and folklore topics for Durham, UEA, Exeter, and Birkbeck, as well as tutoring for the Earnley Concourse.   With 13 books published, many on folklore, and several television appearances including the Time Team programme, Geoff brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his courses and events.

£30 pp    includes three course dinner, talk and glass of wine on arrival
Arrive from 6.30pm for drinks followed by dinner.  Finish approx. 10.00-10.30pm
What to bring:   Just yourselves.
weekendLooking to learn more about Dorset’s famous author?  Why not join our fantastic longer course, ‘Far from the Madding Dames’ (Sun 5 Jul ­ Thur 9 Jul) led by Geoff Doel. This includes visits to many of the locations that inspired Hardy’s work.

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