Posted at 20:05 on 23 March 2015

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.

Posted at 19:05 on 16 March 2015

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has received 7 nominations in this year’s Saturn Awards, including Best Fantasy Film.

Posted at 19:00 on 12 March 2015

Sir Terry Pratchett, best-known as the author of the Discworld series, has died at the age of 66.

Posted at 19:00 on 28 February 2015

The 2015 “What Kids Are Reading” report has revealed that Tolkien’s works are now less popular with UK children when compared with previous years’ studies. While last year Tolkien came joint 6th in the top-10 list of overall most popular authors, this year he doesn’t feature in the list […]

Posted at 19:50 on 22 March 2015

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.

Posted at 19:13 on 18 March 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.

Posted at 18:23 on 13 March 2015

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.

Posted at 19:00 on 2 March 2015

The nomination period for the second annual Tolkien Society Awards is now open. The Awards recognise excellence in Tolkien scholarship and fandom.

Posted at 19:04 on 26 February 2015

A pocket edition of Tolkien’s Smith of Wootton Major was published today. It is edited by Tolkien scholar Verlyn Flieger and illustrated by Pauline Baynes.