The Thomas Hardye School

The Community Lectures at Thomas Hardye

We now have a provisional programme of lectures for 2018-19. Please keep coming back here, as this list is subject to possible change.


Autumn Term 2018

Next Lecture:

December 10th 2018

"Tales from Television: bringing the natural world to your living room"


(N.B. George McGavin is also giving a different talk ‘What have bugs ever done for me?’ 2nd June in Wimborne in aid of the Dorset Wildlife Trust )

Spring Term 2019

February 11th        ‘From Black Holes to Quantum Computers’
Professor Marika Taylor, Professor of theoretical physics and Head of Applied Mathematics in Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton

March 11th            ‘Exploring the Antarctic Deep Sea’,
Dr Jon Copley, Associate Professor in Ocean Exploration & Public Engagement within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton

(The talk will be based on his involvement in Blue Planet II, where Sir David Attenborough gave him the last word!)


Venue: All lectures will take place in the School Theatre

Time: All lectures start at 7.00pm

Admission: Free of Charge, tickets available from school reception and Tourist Information Centre (in Dorchester Library) from 9.00 am on release date
(normally 2 weeks prior to each lecture). Maximum 4 tickets per person.

Donations are welcomed at the end of each lecture.
(The money raised goes to charitable causes.)



Listen to the PodCast of the 'Two Jims' Evening from March 9th 2015

(On March 9th 2015, Professor James Lovelock CH CBE FRS was in conversation with Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE in the Theatre of the Thomas Hardye School. It was a fascinating evening that you can hear again with this audio Podcast)