News: Tolkien in the Media

A team of architects and structural engineers have launched an ambitious crowd-funding campaign to build a city inspired by the Gondorian fortress Minas Tirith. They hope to raise £1,850,000,000.

Posted by on 26 July 2015

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit has come in join seventeenth place in a teachers’ list of books all children should read before leaving primary school.

Posted by on 22 June 2015

Adding to an already impressive list of animals named after concepts in Tolkien’s works, a recently-discovered bug in Patagonia is to be named ”planois smaug”.

A local horticulturist, Chris Evans, has created a tribute to Tolkien’s Farmer Maggot near his home in Bamfurlong, Gloucestershire.

Posted by on 8 July 2015

NASA‘s New Horizons proposals will use fictional characters and locations, including from Tolkien’s Middle-earth, to name features of Pluto and its moons next week.

Posted by on 8 June 2015

Architects have drawn up plans to turn the former Shoreham Cement Works in Sussex into an environmentally-friendly holiday resort with 600 pods, in a design compared to the Shire.

A team of architects and structural engineers have launched an ambitious crowd-funding campaign to build a city inspired by the Gondorian fortress Minas Tirith. They hope to raise £1,850,000,000.

A local horticulturist, Chris Evans, has created a tribute to Tolkien’s Farmer Maggot near his home in Bamfurlong, Gloucestershire.

Posted by on 26 July 2015

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit has come in join seventeenth place in a teachers’ list of books all children should read before leaving primary school.

Posted by on 8 July 2015

NASA‘s New Horizons proposals will use fictional characters and locations, including from Tolkien’s Middle-earth, to name features of Pluto and its moons next week.

Posted by on 22 June 2015

Adding to an already impressive list of animals named after concepts in Tolkien’s works, a recently-discovered bug in Patagonia is to be named ”planois smaug”.

Posted by on 8 June 2015

Architects have drawn up plans to turn the former Shoreham Cement Works in Sussex into an environmentally-friendly holiday resort with 600 pods, in a design compared to the Shire.