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Posted at 16:36 on 19 January 2015

An English teacher at the University of New Mexico is offering a class to students comparing Mediaevalism and Middle-earth.

Posted at 19:14 on 30 December 2014

In a recent article in The Guardian, John Garth has described hitherto unknown parallels between the death of Smaug in The Hobbit and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1855 poem The Song of Hiawatha.

Posted at 18:30 on 18 December 2014

Professor Tom Shippey and Nelson Goering will be teaching an online course with the Mythgard Institute on Tolkien and Beowulf. Classes for “Beowulf Through Tolkien, And Vice Versa” will run from 13 January to 3 April 2015.

Posted at 18:45 on 7 November 2014

The BBC Two programme War of Words: Soldier-Poets on the Somme, which tells the story of the poets and writers of the First World War, including J.R.R. Tolkien, is set to be broadcast on Saturday 15 November at 21.45 pm.

Posted at 18:00 on 24 September 2014

Today marks 100 years since Middle-earth first came into being. On 24 September 1914, Tolkien wrote the poem ‘The Voyage of Éarendel the Evening Star’. It was, as Christopher Tolkien described it, “the first of the mythology”.

Posted at 18:15 on 16 January 2015

The British Library is set to preserve a recording of Tolkien’s voice from 1929 as part of its “Save our Sounds” project.

Posted at 19:00 on 29 December 2014

Oxford University have released a podcast featuring a discussion between Leslie Megahey, the director of the 1968 BBC documentary Tolkien in Oxford, and Dr Stuart Lee. Megahey talks about the film-making experience and what it was like to meet and interview Tolkien.

Posted at 19:08 on 3 November 2014

FusionArts, based in Oxford, are offering storytelling workshops over November courtesy of a grant from the Tolkien Trust and Lankelly Chase.