The Oxford Literary Festival will be running a couple of talks related to Tolkien later this month.
On 26 March, the day after Tolkien Reading Day, the Bodleian Library will host a talk on Magical Tales, the book released to accompany last year’s “Magical Books: From the Middle Ages to Middle Earth” exhibition.
Carolyne Larrington and Diane Purkiss talk about Magical Tales, the book accompanying last summer’s record-breaking Bodleian exhibition, Magical Books: From the Middle Ages to Middle Earth. Hear how the medieval literature studied in Oxford by some of the world’s best-loved children’s authors inspired magical landscapes and mythic beings in their fiction. The wolves of winter; the ancient book holding hidden secrets, medieval traditions continue to delight and enthral.
This will be followed by “The History of the Wizard” which features award-winning children’s author Kevin Crossley-Holland. It will be held at Christ Church on 30 March.