In this section is a biography of JRR Tolkien, as well as bibliographies of works by Tolkien, and about Tolkien and a new REVIEWS SECTION. Read a detailed description of some of the chief current critical works, plus a short article on JRR Tolkien as a writer for young adults.
This section contains information about The Tolkien Society, its publications, annual festivals and events, smials and special interest groups, the archives, the library, how to join the Society, and committee contacts.
The Society holds an annual convention (called Oxonmoot) in Oxford; it is one of the longest running conventions of its kind in Great Britain.
Each year the Oxonmoot seminar has a different theme, and papers are presented and informal discussion takes place. Explore the resonance between Icelandic sagas and the world of Middle-earth.
One of the long-term aims of the Society is the creation of a Tolkien Centre which can be used for education and perhaps as a permanent base for the Society archives. There is a project being investigated in Birmingham which may help to fulfil this aim.
Information and resources on Tolkien and the Inklings on the web, including several out-of-print-book sellers.
Membership of the Tolkien Society is open to anyone, wherever they may live. We send out six A5-size bulletins of about 30 pages each year, and one A4-size magazine. We also do subscriptions for schools, libraries and other organisations.
If you have a question about anything Tolkien-related, or some feedback, or just want to say hi. If you have a question, please put in your email address! We're up to our ears in Lost Souls some days.
The Society has access to a mail order list of as many current books and other publications by and about Tolkien as possible, plus tapes and CDs, music, stationery, greetings cards, collectors' cards, role playing materials and model figures. We may not stock plastic balrogs or out of print calendars, but we can probably tell you where to start looking.
The Society has a lending Library and extensive Archives for the use of members and Tolkien scholars.
The education committee of the Tolkien Society aims to help teachers to provide study suggestions based on Tolkien's life and works. Feedback is appreciated.
Pages for Tolkien Society members - these are password protected.