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What is the Seminar?
The Society has hosted a seminar most summers, usually in June or July, most years since 1986. The venue location varies each time, often there is a moot on the Friday evening and a trip to a nearby place of interest on the day after to make a weekend of it for attendees.
Each Seminar consists of a programme of talks on a Tolkien-related theme (these themes are set earlier in the year when the call for papers goes out, and any member is welcome to prepare a paper. This means that the presentations range from the serious to the light-hearted and there is usually something for everyone.
Afterwards, papers from the seminars are often collected together in a single publication and made available to the wider community. These papers are published under the auspices of the Peter Roe Memorial Fund and, to date, there have been 16 Peter Roe Books published, with the latest being Journeys & Destinations published in August 2015. You can order Peter Roe books via our Sales page.
|2016||The Hilton, Leeds||3 July||Life, Death, and Immortality|
|2015||The Hilton, Leeds||4 July||One Hundred Years of Middle-earth|
|2014||ExCel Centre, London||14 August||Incorporated into WorldCon|
|2013||Tullie House, Carlisle||20 July||Tolkien’s Landscapes|
|2012||Incorporated into Return of the Ring conference|
|2011||Bar Convent, York||30 July||Tolkien’s Trees|
|2010||Pascoe Vale Tavern, Melbourne||28 August||Tolkien’s Odysseys – Middle-earth and Beyond|
|2010||Birmingham Central Library||26 June||Tolkien & Birmingham|
|2009||Sir John Soame’s Museum, London||27 June||Journeys & Destinations|
|2008||Roehampton University||28 June||Freedom, Fate and Choice in the Middle-earth writings of J.R.R. Tolkien|
|2007||NSW Writsers’ Centre, Sydney||25 August||Tolkien Down Under: The Art of Science and Magic|
|2007||Wolfson Court, Cambridge||16 June||Women in Tolkien|
|2006||Assembly House, Norwich||22 July||Politics and Middle-earth|
|2005||Replaced by Tolkien 2005 conference|
|2004||St Martin’s College, Carlisle||17 July||Tolkien influenced and influencing|
|2003||Farnham Museum||7 June||Drawn from the History of Middle-earth|
|2002||Whitby Museum||6 July||Dramatising Fantasy: Adapting books for stage and screen|
|2000||Bristol||1 July||The Change of Ages|
|1999||Wolfson Court, Cambridge||12 June||Tolkien, A Mythology for England?|
|1997||Manchester University||21 June||The ways of creative mythologies – imagined worlds and their makers|
|1996||The George Hotel, Colchester||15 June||Tolkien, the Sea, and Scandinavia|
|1995||The Guildhall, Leicester||23-5 June||Travel and Communications in Tolkien’s Worlds|
|1994||The Miramar Hotel, Bournemouth||11 June||Tolkien, The Monsters, The Middle-ages, and Middle-earth|
|1993||Queen’s Hall Art Centre, Hexham||25-7 June||Tolkien: Art, Archaeology, and Culture|
|1992||Incorporated into 1992 Tolkien Centenary Conference|
|1991||Welsh Folk Museum, Cardiff||15 June||Open subject. With Terry Pratchett.|
|1990||David Baxter Centre, Milton Keynes||2 June||The First and Second Ages|
|1989||The Friary, Beverley||24 June||Leaves from the Tree: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Shorter Fiction|
Before the seminars, the Society held a series of annual workshops:
|1988||Dept of Earth Sciences, Cambridge||11 June||Tolkien and Romanticism|
|1987||Church House, London||16-7 May||Celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Hobbit|
|1986||Leicester Centre for Adult Education||22 March||J.R.R. Tolkien, Scholar and Storyteller|