Contributor: Shaun Gunner

The Tolkien Society’s Annual Dinner Guest Speaker will speaking on the evening of Saturday 9th April at our event in Exeter which will simultaneously be livestreamed.

The first round of nominations for The Tolkien Society Awards 2022 is now open.

The Tolkien Society is pleased to announce that it has purchased 64 photos of J.R.R. Tolkien at auction, along with two accompanying letters, to form part of its archive and to be secured for future generations.

Today is The Tolkien Society’s international Tolkien Reading Day! The theme this year is Love and Friendship. Share a video, or let us know what you’re reading in the comments below or by using #TolkienReadingDay or #TolkienReadingDay2022 on Twitter.

To mark J.R.R. Tolkien’s 130th birthday, The Tolkien Society invites fans all over the world to participate in our annual Birthday Toast.

A new collection of essays – The Great Tales Never End: Essays in Memory of Christopher Tolkien – edited by Richard Ovenden and Catherine McIlwaine will be published by Bodleian Libraries in June 2022.

The Tolkien Society’s Annual Dinner Guest Speaker will speaking on the evening of Saturday 9th April at our event in Exeter which will simultaneously be livestreamed.

Today is The Tolkien Society’s international Tolkien Reading Day! The theme this year is Love and Friendship. Share a video, or let us know what you’re reading in the comments below or by using #TolkienReadingDay or #TolkienReadingDay2022 on Twitter.

The first round of nominations for The Tolkien Society Awards 2022 is now open.

To mark J.R.R. Tolkien’s 130th birthday, The Tolkien Society invites fans all over the world to participate in our annual Birthday Toast.

The Tolkien Society is pleased to announce that it has purchased 64 photos of J.R.R. Tolkien at auction, along with two accompanying letters, to form part of its archive and to be secured for future generations.

A new collection of essays – The Great Tales Never End: Essays in Memory of Christopher Tolkien – edited by Richard Ovenden and Catherine McIlwaine will be published by Bodleian Libraries in June 2022.

About the Author: Shaun Gunner
Shaun is the Chair of The Tolkien Society. First elected in 2013, Shaun has overseen the Society's expansion from 600 to 3,500 members. Shaun regularly speaks about adaptations of Tolkien's works and the future of Tolkien scholarship whilst passionately believing the Society needs to reach out to new audiences. In his spare time he can be found playing video games and Lego, or on Twitter. He also chairs another charity, Mankind, and is a local councillor.