A team of researchers – led by Martin Barker at Aberystwyth University – are conducting a worldwide project to survey people’s views on The Hobbit films. They are particularly keen to hear from “those who know Tolkien well”.
Today marks the 123rd anniversary of Tolkien’s birth. The Tolkien Society invites Tolkien fans all over the world to participate in our annual Birthday Toast.
Chairman of the Tolkien Society, Shaun Gunner, along with three other members will be in attendance at the World Première of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies this evening in Leicester Square. For media requests, please contact our Publicity Officer.
The actor and writer Robert Hardy will be the Tolkien Society’s guest speaker at its Annual Dinner during the 2015 AGM and Springmoot. Hardy was taught by both J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis while a student at Oxford in the 1940s.
We would just like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. – Thorin Oakenshield, The Hobbit Artwork: “Arrival at Bag End by Anke Eißmann.
Our sister society, Deutsche Tolkien Gesellschaft (DTG), has announced the start of their annual art competition to design their collectible coaster.