Harriet Still

Curator for the four Wessex Museums’ Thomas Hardy exhibitions at Dorset Museum, Poole Museum, The Salisbury Museum and Wiltshire Museum.
Harriet Still is one of the UK's leading experts on Thomas Hardy. She is curator for the 2022 Hardy celebration that is taking place at Dorset Museum, Poole Museum, The Salisbury Museum and Wiltshire Museum.
 
She studied English and History at the University of York before managing Hardy’s Cottage on behalf of the National Trust.
 
Since this introduction to Hardy, over a decade ago, she has sat on the Council of Management for the Thomas Hardy Society and the Hardy Country steering group, as well as acting in various Hardy productions with the New Hardy Players and playing in Hardy folk band Tatterdemalion.
 
She has spoken about Hardy on ITV, BBC Radio 4 and Channel 5.
 
Harriet tempers her academic, historical and literary appreciation of Hardy with the experience of living on a small mixed farm, bringing a very real awareness of the struggle of Hardy’s rural characters whilst being immersed in the Wessex landscapes.
 
Harriet is the expert leading our tour of Thomas Hardy's Wessex, including visits to the four Hardy museums and areas that inspired his writing. 
See details of this 2022 tour here