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The new “Tolkien-Gordon Collection” at the University of Leeds focusses on Tolkien’s time at the University as well as his collaboration with E.V. Gordon, with whom he worked on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

The 2015 “What Kids Are Reading” report has revealed that Tolkien’s works are now less popular with UK children when compared with previous years’ studies. While last year Tolkien came joint 6th in the top-10 list of overall most popular authors, this year he doesn’t feature in the list at all.

An English teacher at the University of New Mexico is offering a class to students comparing Mediaevalism and Middle-earth.

Last week’s In Our Time focused on the Old English poem Beowulf, and included many references to Tolkien’s scholarship and translation of the poem. You can listen to the programme for free on the BBC website.

The Book of Lost Tales Part 2 will be the focus of the next free-to-attend Mythgard Academy online class hosted by Corey Olsen of the Mythgard Institute.

The British Library is set to preserve a recording of Tolkien’s voice from 1929 as part of its “Save our Sounds” project.

The new “Tolkien-Gordon Collection” at the University of Leeds focusses on Tolkien’s time at the University as well as his collaboration with E.V. Gordon, with whom he worked on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

Last week’s In Our Time focused on the Old English poem Beowulf, and included many references to Tolkien’s scholarship and translation of the poem. You can listen to the programme for free on the BBC website.

The 2015 “What Kids Are Reading” report has revealed that Tolkien’s works are now less popular with UK children when compared with previous years’ studies. While last year Tolkien came joint 6th in the top-10 list of overall most popular authors, this year he doesn’t feature in the list at all.

The Book of Lost Tales Part 2 will be the focus of the next free-to-attend Mythgard Academy online class hosted by Corey Olsen of the Mythgard Institute.

An English teacher at the University of New Mexico is offering a class to students comparing Mediaevalism and Middle-earth.

The British Library is set to preserve a recording of Tolkien’s voice from 1929 as part of its “Save our Sounds” project.