The Society

The Tolkien Society is an educational charity, literary society, and international fan club, devoted to promoting the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Registering in England (charity no. 273809), the Society was founded in 1969 and received the blessing of Tolkien himself when he agreed to become the Society’s president; he remains the Society’s president to this day whilst his daughter, Priscilla, serves as our Vice-President.

A copy of the Society’s Constitution can be found here.

Although based in the U. K., the Society has hundreds of members in dozens of countries around the world who hold local events in their areas and who all receive the Society’s journals Amon Hen and Mallorn. What binds all members together is a shared passion for the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Regular Events
The Society's annual events
Find your local meeting group
Archive and Collections
The Tolkien Society Archive
The Society's publications
Tolkien to the World
Giving Tolkien books to the world
Blue plaques and memorials
The Tolkien Society Awards