Oxonmoot is the largest annual event hosted by The Tolkien Society, having been held annually since 1974. Constituting the largest annual event devoted to Tolkien, and one of the oldest, Oxonmoot takes place in an Oxford college on a weekend close to Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday (22nd September). The weekend gives Tolkien readers, scholars and fans the chance to learn and socialise together, all in the city where Tolkien did the vast majority of his writing and scholarship.
If you have never been to Oxonmoot before, don’t worry: we hold a special event to welcome our “first timers” to Oxonmoot and The Tolkien Society. But at Oxonmoot you will find an incredibly open and welcoming Society who are all enthusiastic to share their passion for Tolkien’s life and works with by new attendees and old.
The weekend is fun-filled and exciting, and the events this time include:
- Thursday: in the afternoon a tour of Oxford, followed a fiendish Tolkien quiz in the evening. For those with the stamina, a late night “Telerin circle” of Tolkien readings will also carry on well into the night;
- Friday: a full programme of talks and lectures, a Tolkien art show of professional and amateur artists, and a dealers’ room of Tolkien books and collectibles; and a banquet in the evening following by the masquerade and entertainments;
- Saturday: talks, art, dealers once again, a Dwarven beard workshop, and with a complimentary lunch. The evening will conclude with Bilbo’s Birthday Party including games, food and gifts;
- Sunday: the weekend concludes with a coach trip (included in your ticket) to Wolvercote Cemetery to pay our respects to Tolkien at the Enyalië ceremony.
“The reason people should come to Oxonmoot is simple. It is the perfect mix of scholarship, fandom and fun over four days, and at £65 represents incredible value-for-money. As a not-for-profit organisation, the Society holds Oxonmoot for the love of Tolkien and nothing more.” – Shaun Gunner, Chair
Payment can be made via PayPal or Stripe, and you can book securely via our bookings page. Don’t forget, prices rise on midnight of Monday 31st July. If you have any questions, please contact Francesca, our Bookings Officer.
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.