Oxonmoot 2018
20 – 23 September 2018
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St Antony's College, Oxford

Oxonmoot 2018 will be held at St Antony’s College, Oxford from Thursday 20th until Sunday 23rd September.

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Oxonmoot is an annual event hosted by The Tolkien Society which brings together over 200 Tolkien fans, scholars, students and Society members from across the world. It has been held annually in Oxford since 1974 on a weekend close to Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday (22nd September) and is the key event in the Society’s annual calendar—if you want to come to any Tolkien event, come to Oxonmoot.

Oxonmoot is a three- or four-day event and since 1991 it has always been in a picturesque college of the University of Oxford. The college supply meals and accommodation for the weekend, so we effectively “take over” the college and enjoy an exclusively Tolkien weekend!

Oxonmoot 2018 is being held over 4 days from the afternoon of Thursday 20th September until lunch time on Sunday 23rd September, at St Antony’s College. The setting allows delegates an opportunity to spend time in one of the loveliest settings for study in the world. The college is set in a pleasant leafy residential area of north Oxford, just a 10-minute walk from the heart of the city. The campus has a mixture of architectural styles ranging from the nineteenth century, through the 1960s, up to the present day. It sits within attractive gardens, and its quiet position and first-class facilities make it a very attractive location for conferences.

The Oxonmoot programme includes talks, quizzes, lectures, a silent auction, an art show, workshops, performances, papers, discussions, sales, singing, slideshows, costuming, gaming and celebrating. All of this is supplemented by continual eating, drinking and chatting! The weekend concludes with a visit to Tolkien’s grave on Sunday morning—a beautiful and moving end to the event.

Call for Papers

If you’re interested in presenting a paper at Oxonmoot 2018, submit your abstract online here.


Bookings are now open!

See below for further details on registration, accommodation, and meals.

If you prefer to book by post, you can download the PDF booking form here.

For all booking queries, please contact the Bookings Officer, Francesca Barbini, directly.


You can register for the whole event (4 days), part of the event (2 or 3 days), or just one day. Super early bird and early bird discounts are available on full and partial registrations.

Super early bird: save £15 on the following prices by booking before May.

Early bird: save £10 on the following prices when you book between the start of May and the end of July.

Full registration (4 days) Members £75
Non-members £85
Partial registration (2 or 3 days) Members £65
Non-members £75
Day registration Members £32.50
Non-members £37.50

Registration rates for children are also available (children aged 0–6 can attend for free).

N.B. All registrations are non-refundable.


Oxonmoot not only takes place in an Oxford college, you can stay there too. The following are the prices per person per night.

Single standard £41
Single ensuite £60

A limited number of double ensuites and two bedroom flats are available, but generally reserved for families. To enquire about these, please contact the Bookings Officer, Francesca Barbini.

If you book using the PDF or printed booking form, please check the Bookings Officer Update section on this page to check room availability first.

N.B. Breakfast is not included in the cost of accommodation. Toiletries are not included but a towel is provided.


A lunch of soup and sandwiches on the Saturday is the only meal included in the registration fee. The canteen will be open for lunch on the Friday but you will only be able to pay by credit or debit card.

For those staying in college, breakfast is not included in the cost of accommodation but is available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. Each breakfast costs £6.50 and must be paid for when you make your booking.

You may also book for the Thursday fork buffet dinner (£26) and the Friday three-course cafeteria dinner (£14).


This year, you can pay for Oxonmoot in instalments, paying for registration, accommodation and meals separately.

  • Registration – including extra items like T-shirts
  • Accommodation – including breakfast bookings
  • Meals – book for the Thursday fork buffet dinner and the Friday three-course cafeteria dinner

If you have any questions, please contact the Bookings Officer, Francesca Barbini.

Bookings Officer Updates

Check back here for important updates from the Bookings Officer

7 January 2018: Bookings for Oxonmoot 2018 are now open.

1 May 2018: The super early bird discount (£15) is no longer available. Early bird discounts (£10) apply between now and the end of July.

28 May 2018: Meal bookings are now open.


St Antony’s College, 62 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6JF, United Kingdom

St Antony’s is about 15 minutes walk from the centre of Oxford (nominally Carfax Tower) and roughly 20 minutes walk from the train station.