Dr Jane Thomas from the University of Hull will be giving a talk on Hardy, Whistler and Monet at the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester on Thursday, April 24 from 7pm.

Entry is free with a £3 donation encouraged.

The event will be preceded by the launch of TP Connor’s new book Thomas Hardy’s Master: John Hicks, Architect. The launch starts at 6.30pm with the book having been published jointly by the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society and the Thomas Hardy Society.