An exhibition commemorating Tolkien’s time in Staffordshire during the First World War launched at the Museum of Cannock Chase on 7 March 2016. It will tour the county until February 2017 – see below for the tour dates.
A weekend of talks, tours and conversation about books and writers. Speakers: Juliet Barker, and Ian Dewhirst. Any member of any of the member societies can attend the ALS AGM, which includes any member of the Tolkien Society
Tolkien Society member and wildlife expert Michael Flowers will be leading a guided tour around the East Yorkshire locations with a known Tolkien connection on Saturday 28th May 2016.
Join the Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis & Friends at Taylor University for their 10th Ewbank Colloquium, June 2-5, 2016. It will feature keynote addresses by top scholars from both sides of the Atlantic, workshops, panels, performances, and, most important, original scholarship and creative work from scholars, teachers, students, fans, and friends.
Local Staffordshire historian David Robbie will discuss Tolkien’s time in the county during the Great War as a soldier in its army camps and as a writer on a literary journey towards Middle-earth on Tuesday 17 May at 7pm.
Pembroke College’s MCR have announced that Terri Windling will deliver the fourth annual Tolkien Lecture on Thursday 26 May.
Acclaimed local artist Hannah Reynolds will host a family craft workshop, focusing on Tolkien’s time in Staffordshire, at Cannock Library from 10am on 31 May.
Unquendor, the Dutch Tolkien Society, will be celebrating its 35th year with a lustrum with the theme of “Unlocking Tolkien”.
The New York Tolkien Conference is an annual conference celebrating the work of J.R.R. Tolkien and the Inklings. In its second year it is celebrating Tolkien and his creative community, the Inklings, with the theme “The Inklings and Science.” Our guests of honor are Dr Kristine Larsen and Dr Jared Lobdell.