The Tolkien Society’s AGM and Springmoot 2015 will be held on the weekend of 10-12 April at the Norfolk Arms Hotel in Arundel. The guest speaker at the Annual Dinner will be Leslie Megahey, BBC producer of the documentary Tolkien in Oxford.
About the Weekend
The AGM itself only takes up a few hours of the Saturday afternoon but, as our annual “Springmoot”, it will be a weekend event for members beginning with an Innmoot (eating, drinking and chatting) on the Friday evening, followed by a wander around Arundel on the Saturday morning. On the Saturday evening there is our Annual Dinner followed by the talk from our guest speaker. Sunday provides a further opportunity to explore the town.
This year the Annual Dinner will be proceeded by a Champagne Reception with our guest speaker, Leslie Megahey. For those who don’t drink alcohol there will the (cheaper) option of orange juice. All profits will be donated to the Tolkien Society to fund TS projects at the Trustees’ discretion.
Tolkien Society Awards
The AGM and Springmoot is also the weekend on which the winners of the Tolkien Society Awards are announced. Keep an eye on the website for more details on how to submit nominations for the different categories.
The following is meant to provide a rough plan for the events of the weekend.
Friday 10 April
|2pm Onwards:||Accommodation Check-in|
|After Dinner:||Innmoot (possibly at The Black Rabbit)|
Saturday 11 April
|7.30am – 9.30am:||Breakfast in the Restaurant|
|Daytime and Lunch:||Time to explore Arundel and have Lunch in town|
|3.30pm – 5pm:||AGM in the Fitzalan Howard Suite|
|6.15pm – 7.10pm:||Champagne Reception with Guest Speaker, Leslie Megahey|
|7.15pm:||Dinner sit down|
|After Dinner:||Talk from Guest Speaker, Leslie Megahey|
Sunday 12 April
|8am – 10.30am||Breakfast|
Bookings for the Annual Dinner and Champagne Reception have now closed.
If you want accommodation at the Norfolk Arms Hotel, please contact them directly. When calling, make sure you mention that you’re with the Tolkien Society.
The per night room prices below include breakfast. A £100 deposit is required and full payment is made upon arrival.
|Double / Twin Room||£85|
T: +44 (0) 844 855 9101
To find accommodation elsewhere in Arundel, take a look at Visit Arundel.
Norfolk Arms Hotel
Arundel Train Station: 0.5 mile
Chichester / Goodwood Airport: 15 miles
Major Road Links: A27 (0.5 mile)