Contributor: Shaun Gunner

Researchers in Brazil have named a newly-discovered amoeba after Gandalf, due to its resemblance with Gandalf’s hat.

The Tolkien Society’s Chair, Shaun Gunner, has today announced that the Society has more members now than at any point in the Society’s history.

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 Tolkien Society Seminar 2017 will be held on Sunday 2nd July at the Hilton, Leeds City with a theme of “Poetry and Song”. Book now to attend this exciting and thought-provoking event!

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.

Researchers in Brazil have named a newly-discovered amoeba after Gandalf, due to its resemblance with Gandalf’s hat.

The Tolkien Society Seminar 2017 will be held on Sunday 2nd July at the Hilton, Leeds City with a theme of “Poetry and Song”. Book now to attend this exciting and thought-provoking event!

The Tolkien Society’s Chair, Shaun Gunner, has today announced that the Society has more members now than at any point in the Society’s history.

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.

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.

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.

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