He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and received a law doctorate (LLD) in 1925.
Dr Hardy was Headmaster of Elizabeth College from 1924 until 1939. During his time there, he was responsible for modernisation of the facilities, replacing the old desks and chairs, and installing heating and lighting in the classrooms. He also secured a stage and piano for the Hall, redecoration of the dormitories. He was responsible for the introducion of the College cap with the Tudor Rose badge. Under his leadership, the College Field was extended, and the pavilion was built as a memorial to Old Elizabethans lost in World War I. He retired as Headmaster in 1939, and was succeeded by WHG Milnes.
On his retirement, he returned to England, and was called to the Bar, Gray's Inn in 1945.
- Hardy, Dr Francis, A Headmaster Remembers, 1969
- ↑ HARDY, Francis, Who Was Who A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 , accessed 11 March 2012
- ↑ Parker, Bruce, A History of Elizabeth College, Guernsey, Elizabeth College, 2011
- ↑ HARDY, Francis, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 , accessed 11 March 2012