We are delighted to announce that Brian Sibley, winner of the Outstanding Contribution Award in the 2022 Tolkien Society Awards and editor of the recently announced volume The Fall of Númenor, will feature in the programme for Oxonmoot 2022.
Brian has made a vast contribution to public awareness of Tolkien over in excess of 40 years. He is perhaps best known for the 1981 BBC radio dramatisation of The Lord of the Rings, while more recently he produced the official Movie Guides for Peter Jackson’s films of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. In collaboration with John Howe he has worked on maps across all the history of Middle-earth. On radio in addition to The Lord of the Rings he wrote Tales from the Perilous Realm and wrote and narrated JRR Tolkien – an audio portrait.
Oxonmoot is an annual event hosted by The Tolkien Society which brings together Tolkien fans, scholars, students and Society members from across the world. Oxonmoot 2022 is being held over four days, from the afternoon of Thursday 1st September until lunch time on Sunday 4th September. As in 2021, this will be a hybrid event bringing together online delegates with those attending in-person at St Anne’s College, Oxford.
The Oxonmoot programme includes talks, quizzes, lectures, workshops, performances, papers, discussions, singing, slideshows, costuming, gaming and celebrating. All of this is supplemented by eating, drinking and chatting! The weekend concludes with a visit to Tolkien’s grave on Sunday afternoon, known as Enyalië (“Remembrance”) — a beautiful and moving end to the event.
We will aim to make as much as possible of the programme available to both “in person” and “online” delegates, complementing this hybrid content with dedicated items for each group. Ultimately, our objective is to ensure that everyone gets a true “Oxonmoot Experience”.
We look forward to your joining us in September.