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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 19:28 on 23 September 2014

According to Facebook, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit have both ranked as two of the most popular books by users (behind the Harry Potter series and To Kill a Mockingbird.

Posted at 23:15 on 16 September 2014

Exeter College, Oxford, has published a new booklet about Tolkien’s undergraduate life. Written by Tolkien and the Great War author John Garth, it also explores how Tolkien first created Middle-earth 100 years ago in 1914-15.

Posted at 19:30 on 24 August 2014

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.

Posted at 19:00 on 21 September 2014

77 years ago today, on the 21st September 1937, J.R.R. Tolkien’s children’s story The Hobbit was published. Having captivated tens of millions of children – tell/show us why you love The Hobbit.

Posted at 19:00 on 19 September 2014

We met up with John Garth, author of Tolkien and the Great War and the newly published Tolkien at Exeter College, at Oxonmoot to talk about his work and the upcoming centenary of Middle-earth next Wednesday.