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Posted at 21:43 on 1 July 2014

Running again this year from the 14th July; this MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) hosted by Vanderbilt University provides a most enlightening experience of Tolkien, romance and myth. It takes these narratives and presents them as experienced in contemporary media. It also includes on-line activities utilising  ‘Lord of the Rings Online‘ (LOTRO).

Posted at 10:21 on 7 June 2014

A couple from Bolton, England have built a hobbit-hole in their garden for their children to play in. The den featured on the Channel 4 programme George Clark’s Amazing Spaces on Thursday 5th June.

Posted at 22:55 on 5 June 2014

Researchers at the University of Florida have discovered a new 16-foot long (5 metres) ancient crocodile in the Amazon. The creature has been named Anthracosuchus balrogus.

Posted at 11:07 on 27 May 2014

Ethan Gilsdorf at Boing Boing has published an extensive interview with Tolkien artist John Howe on his role with The Hobbit films.

Posted at 13:56 on 6 June 2014

In a survey by YouGov, commissioned by John Lewis and Barnado’s, The Hobbit has been ranked fourth in the list of Britain’s best-loved children’s books.

Posted at 11:03 on 25 May 2014

New Zealand’s Sunday Star Times talks about ‘The Angst of Adaptation’ – translating a book to film – and interviews Philippa Boyens about writing The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings films.

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