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.
Next Sunday (26 October) morning, BBC Radio 4’s Sunday Worship programme will broadcast a service live from Merton College Chapel, Oxford which will commemorate “the life and spirituality” of Tolkien in the context of his experience of the First World War.
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”.
The renowned film news and fan website TheOneRing.net has announced that they will be holding a get-together in London on the eve of the world première of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
A group of Tolkien Society members triumphed at last weekend’s Worldcon Masquerade, winning Best Workmanship, Best Presentation and Best In Show in the Masters’ category. Congratulations! The entry, entitled Aratalindalë, was inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion.