Last week was our annual Tolkien Birthday Toast, celebrating the T125th birthday – or “twelfty-fifth” – of the late Professor J.R.R. Tolkien CBE. This is how the world celebrated.
The event was covered extensively in the media. Not only was there a mention on BBC Radio and we were covered in Time magazine, but also fans all over the world took to social media to share their photos of the event.
Today is J.R.R. Tolkien's twelfthty-fifth birthday!
— The Tolkien Society (@TolkienSociety) January 3, 2017
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) January 4, 2017
— Olivia Wolniak (@GlitterChipmunk) January 3, 2017
— Stephen Graham Walsh (@StephenGraWalsh) January 3, 2017
— 彩 (@asteria_rs) January 3, 2017
— ɐᴉɐl¯ɐl (@LaiaDT) January 3, 2017
— Marisa (@yunastur) January 3, 2017
— Anna Kathinka Evans (@kathinka_evans) January 3, 2017
— //RickT. (@tr1ckdaddy) January 4, 2017
— Soc. Tolkien México (@STolkiendiliMex) January 4, 2017
Shaun is the current Chair of The Tolkien Society. Elected in 2013, Shaun regularly speaks about adaptations of Tolkien’s works whilst passionately believing the Society needs to reach out to new audiences. In his spare time can be found in the cinema, playing video games and Lego, or on Twitter.