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9 Best Trees in Tolkien

Some months ago The Huffington Post produced a list of the 9 Best Trees in Literature in which they foolishly listed Ents. Following the news of the sad demise of one of Tolkien’s favoured trees, the pinus nigra in the Oxford Botanic Gardens, I have compiled a list of the the nine best trees in Tolkien’s works. (more…)

‘The Battle of the Five Armies’ is the right name for the third Hobbit film

On Thursday, Sir Peter Jackson announced via his Facebook page that the third film in his Hobbit trilogy was to be renamed from ‘There and Back Again’ to ‘The Battle of the Five Armies’. I agree with him.
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Welcome to our new website!

Welcome! It’s been a long time coming, but I’m pleased to say that the Tolkien Society has a brand new website. I hope that this website will be a useful resource for fans of the books and films and introduce everyone to the Tolkien Society and its aims and projects.

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About the Author: Shaun Gunner
Shaun is the tenth, and current, Chairman of The Tolkien Society. Elected in 2013, Shaun passionately believes that the Society needs to reach out to new audiences in the digital age. Professionally he works in politics, and in his spare time can be found in the cinema, playing video games, or in a nice restaurant.