Oxonmoot 2019 will be held at St Antony’s College, Oxford from Friday 13th until Sunday 15th September.
Read more about overview and events
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 2019 is being held over three days from the afternoon of Friday 13th September until lunch time on Sunday 15th 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, workshops, performances, papers, discussions, singing, slideshows, costuming, gaming and celebrating. All of this is supplemented by 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.
Everything you need to know before you get to Oxford can be found in our On-Line Progress Report
The current (live) version of the full timetable for Oxonmoot 2019 can be found here – but note that times are subject to change between now and Oxonmoot – check the Oxonmoot Information (OI) you will receive on arrival for final timings.
You can register for the whole event or just for the day on the Saturday.
Registration rates for children are also available (children aged 0–6 can attend for free).
N.B. All registrations are non-refundable.
Accommodation is available in college as follows:
Single En-suite room £60.50 per person per night
Single Standard room £41.50 per person per night
Standard rooms have a washbasin in the room and shared bathroom facilities. A small number of double rooms and flats may be available—please contact the Bookings Officer for details.
The closing date for accommodation booking is Thursday 29th August.
Read more about food and drink
Breakfast is available for those staying in college at a cost of £7 per person per day.
On Friday 13th September we will be holding a three-course sit down dinner, the cost for which will be £21 per person.
Two menus are available to choose from:
|Vegetarian Menu||Non-Vegetarian Menu|
|Starter||Wild Mushroom Frittata with Roast Garlic and Seed Mustard Cream||Confit Salmon, Rice Vermicelli and Soy Broth with Pink Radish, Spring Onions and Toasted Sesame|
|Main||Vegetable Strudel with a Double Cheese Mornay||Local Lamb Rump with Beurre Noisette and Minted Crushed New Potatoes with Concasse Tomatoes, Asparagus and Carrots|
|Dessert||English Strawberry and Soft Cheese Tart with Pimms Syrup||English Strawberry and Soft Cheese Tart with Pimms Syrup|
Other dietary requirements can be accommodated—please chose one of the above menus and provide details of your requirements on the booking form.
Saturday lunch is provided as part of the registration fee.
No meals will be available in college on Saturday evening; members are free to eat in local restaurants or to order in take-away meals.
The closing date for meals booking is Thursday 29th August.
Day Time Programme
We are pleased to invite any contributions for the day time programme.
Papers should be 20 minutes in length (with a further ten minutes allowed for questions). Longer talks (e.g. art- or artefact- based) should be discussed by email with the DTE. Those papers which we accept will be scheduled on Saturday 14th September in the Nissan Lecture Theatre. Proposals for papers must be submitted not later than Wednesday 31 st July.
Other Events (workshops, activities, etc) we will do our best to schedule – please provide as much detail as possible of what you would like to offer on the form.
For further information or to discuss your ideas, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The key times you need to be aware of are as follows. Note that times are subject to change between now and Oxonmoot – check the Oxonmoot Information (OI) you will receive on arrival for final timings.
Friday 13th September
- 14:00 – Earliest Check-in for Residents staying in College
- 15:00-18:30 – Oxonmoot 2019 Registration
- 16:00-18:00 – Walking Tour of Oxford
- 18:00 – Stewards’ Meeting
- 18:30 – First Timers’ Welcome
- 19:30 – Welcome Dinner (for those who have booked it)
- 21:30 (approx) – The Percival Pub Quiz
- 23:00 (approx) – Telerin Circle
Saturday 14th September
- 08:00-09:00 – Breakfast (for those who have booked it)
- Day time programme (timing tbc) including lunch and Hobbit Bake-Off
- Evening party & Entertainments (timing tbc)
Sunday 15th September
- 09:00-10:00 (tbc) – Breakfast (for those who have booked it)
- 10:00 – Check-out for those staying in college – left luggage facilities will be available
- 10:15 – Coach departs to Wolvercote Cemetry
- 11:00 – Enyalië
- 12:00 (approx) – Coach returns to St Antony’s College; formal end of Oxonmoot 2019
Who to contact
If you have any questions or need further information, please contact the following:
- Bookings and registration questions:
- Daytime programme including talks and papers:
- Saturday evening including Entertainments:
- Advice for first time attendees:
- Any other questions or general enquiries:
Check back here for important updates with respect to Oxonmoot 2019
6 May 2019: Bookings for Oxonmoot 2019 are now open.
1 July 2019: Call for Day Time Programme items are now open. Proposals for Papers must be submitted by 31 July 2019.
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.