Contributor: Shaun Gunner

For those of who have enjoyed Tolkien since childhood, we are aware that every year of our lives is a year of Tolkien. 2016 was great, but 2017 looks to be an especially significant year for J.R.R. Tolkien. And here’s why.

6th January marked the 25th anniversary of the publication of Sauron Defeated, the ninth volume in the History of Middle-earth series edited by Christopher Tolkien.

Posted by on 26 June 2016

Every summer, The Tolkien Society hosts a seminar to showcase leading Tolkien scholarship from around the globe. This seminar—the Society’s 25th—takes place at the Leeds City Hilton on Sunday 3rd July. Book now so you don’t miss out!

Last week was our annual Tolkien Birthday Toast, celebrating the T125th birthday – or “twelfty-fifth” – of the late Professor J.R.R. Tolkien CBE. This is how the world celebrated.

The new year is often treated as a fresh start and an opportunity to look forwards at the significant events over the coming 12 months. And in 2017 we do indeed have a very exciting year ahead, but first I want to look back over the previous year and explain why I think 2016 was […]

Posted by on 19 May 2016

The stage play of J.R.R. Tolkien’s short story Leaf by Niggle is continuing its tour of Scotland following criticial acclaim.

About the Author: Shaun Gunner
Shaun is the current Chairman 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.