Tolkien’s drawing of the Doors of Durin in The Fellowship of the Ring, recreated in the films, is a well-known scene in The Lord of the Rings – now imagine building it in your own home.
Leslie Megahey, known for his 1968 BBC documentary Tolkien in Oxford, will be the Guest Speaker at the Tolkien Society’s 2015 Annual Dinner to be held in Arundel on 11th April 2015.
Middle-earth Festival, previously known as both “Middle-earth Weekend” and “Tolkien Weekend”, will return this September after a two-and-half-year hiatus.
Last week’s In Our Time focused on the Old English poem Beowulf, and included many references to Tolkien’s scholarship and translation of the poem. You can listen to the programme for free on the BBC website.
The new “Tolkien-Gordon Collection” at the University of Leeds focusses on Tolkien’s time at the University as well as his collaboration with E.V. Gordon, with whom he worked on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has received 7 nominations in this year’s Saturn Awards, including Best Fantasy Film.
Sir Terry Pratchett, best-known as the author of the Discworld series, has died at the age of 66.