• Tolkien Reading Day on 25th March - 75 years of The Hobbit

    The Tolkien Society is pleased to announce that, in celebration of this momentous year, the theme for this year's Tolkien Reading Day on 25th March will be "75 years of The Hobbit".

  • The 2011 Oxford Moot - 12th to 14th of August

    Since 2002, every summer a number of Tolkien fans meet up in the city centre of the Professor’s home town, Oxford, for an informal weekend of fun, good conversation and the odd pint of beer.

  • TWTF Last Alliance Action Alert: Earthquake in Christchurch, NZ

    On 22 Feb 2011, the city of Christchurch, New Zealand suffered a terrible earthquake. The number of people who lost their lives is currently 102, but it is expected to go up and there may be hundreds more still in the rubble of collapsed buildings. In the aftermath, we have gathered some information and a few ways that you can help.

  • Middle-earth Weekend at Sarehole Mill - May 15-16, 2010

    This year's Middle-earth Weekend has the theme of the Mariner to tie in with the International Maritime Organization's Year of the Seafarer.

  • Tolkien Reading Day is March 25th

    As 2010 is the International Maritime Organization's Year of the Seafarer the theme chosen gives people a chance to read and think about exploring the undercurrents in the Numenorean romance the "Tale of Aldarion and Erendis" from "Unfinished Tales", the journeys and ships of the Teleri, the flight of the Noldor, and the voyages of Tuor and Earendil in "The Silmarillion", or Bilbo's poem about the latter in LotR. There are also the poems "The Happy Mariners" and at a pinch "Bombadil Goes Boating."

  • TWTF Last Alliance Action Alert - Haiti

    As more news of the amount of devastation from the earthquake in Haiti on January 12th becomes available , The White Tree Fund are putting information together for any who would like to assist the aid efforts.

  • "Festival in the Shire" to be Held in Wales

    "A town in Mid Wales is to be turned into a bit of Middle Earth next summer with the launch of a festival based on Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings."

  • Happy Birthday, Frodo and Bilbo!

    September 22nd marks the birthday of these well-known and world-renowned Hobbits!

  • Alan Lee to Sign Books at Weta Cave

    Alan Lee is back in New Zealand signing books... and maybe more?

  • Celebrate Oxonmoot 2009 this September

    "Oxonmoot is the special event of the Tolkien Society year held on a weekend close to Bilbo & Frodo's birthdays. There is a range of activities such as academic talks & papers, workshops (see the Call for Papers below if you wish to offer something), new, second-hand and rare book dealers, an art show (with professional and amateur works), plus a quiet area where you can drink tea, fill up the corners and chat with old or new friends."

  • Lord of the Rings Radio City Music Hall Website Now Live

    Here's the latest press release regarding the Lord of the Rings score being performed at Radio City Music Hall in NYC.

  • Tolkien Festival at Penkridge Library

    Visit this festival (with Events for all ages) where Tolkien spent part of 1915/1916 in the Army training camps on Cannock Chase and in a small cottage called Gipsy Green in Great Haywood, near Penkridge, with his wife Edith

  • Rain Doesn't Damper this Year's "Fun at the Mill" Tolkien Weekend

    "Fantasy fans had a magical weekend in a Birmingham suburb transformed into a scene from Middle Earth to celebrate author JRR Tolkien."

  • Call for Papers for 2009 Tolkien Society Seminar, "Journeys & Destinations"

    For any serious Tolkien scholar, this seminar provides academics, students and independent scholars with a venue for interdisciplinary dialogue.

  • Middle-Earth Weekend at Sarehole Mill... Ten Years of Fun at Mill!

    Since the first "Fun At Mill!" Weekend in 2000 these events have focused on Tolkien's local connections, the local environment and the history of the area around Sarehole Mill, Moseley Bog, and the River Cole Valley – now known as the Shire Country Park. This year's theme is "Exploring Middle-earth".

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