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In a recent article in The Guardian, John Garth has described hitherto unknown parallels between the death of Smaug in The Hobbit and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1855 poem The Song of Hiawatha.

Professor Tom Shippey and Nelson Goering will be teaching an online course with the Mythgard Institute on Tolkien and Beowulf. Classes for “Beowulf Through Tolkien, And Vice Versa” will run from 13 January to 3 April 2015.

FusionArts, based in Oxford, are offering storytelling workshops over November courtesy of a grant from the Tolkien Trust and Lankelly Chase.

Oxford University have released a podcast featuring a discussion between Leslie Megahey, the director of the 1968 BBC documentary Tolkien in Oxford, and Dr Stuart Lee. Megahey talks about the film-making experience and what it was like to meet and interview Tolkien.

The BBC Two programme War of Words: Soldier-Poets on the Somme, which tells the story of the poets and writers of the First World War, including J.R.R. Tolkien, is set to be broadcast on Saturday 15 November at 21.45 pm.

Today marks 100 years since Middle-earth first came into being. On 24 September 1914, Tolkien wrote the poem ‘The Voyage of Éarendel the Evening Star’. It was, as Christopher Tolkien described it, “the first of the mythology”.

In a recent article in The Guardian, John Garth has described hitherto unknown parallels between the death of Smaug in The Hobbit and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1855 poem The Song of Hiawatha.

Oxford University have released a podcast featuring a discussion between Leslie Megahey, the director of the 1968 BBC documentary Tolkien in Oxford, and Dr Stuart Lee. Megahey talks about the film-making experience and what it was like to meet and interview Tolkien.

Professor Tom Shippey and Nelson Goering will be teaching an online course with the Mythgard Institute on Tolkien and Beowulf. Classes for “Beowulf Through Tolkien, And Vice Versa” will run from 13 January to 3 April 2015.

The BBC Two programme War of Words: Soldier-Poets on the Somme, which tells the story of the poets and writers of the First World War, including J.R.R. Tolkien, is set to be broadcast on Saturday 15 November at 21.45 pm.

FusionArts, based in Oxford, are offering storytelling workshops over November courtesy of a grant from the Tolkien Trust and Lankelly Chase.

Today marks 100 years since Middle-earth first came into being. On 24 September 1914, Tolkien wrote the poem ‘The Voyage of Éarendel the Evening Star’. It was, as Christopher Tolkien described it, “the first of the mythology”.