Thank you for booking for Oxonmoot, the Tolkien Society’s annual conference. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our favourite times of the year. Whether this is your first Oxonmoot or your twenty-first we hope you will have a wonderful time, meet new friends as well as old ones, and learn new things about Tolkien’s works and life.
This Progress Report (PR) gives you a taster for the fun to come, as it is at time of writing. Exact times and other details are still to be confirmed but hopefully this will give you some idea what to expect. The Oxonmoot Information (OI) that you will receive when you arrive will give you a timetable and other details.
In a break from tradition, we are presenting the information you need in an on-line form – but should you prefer a hard copy, there is also a link to a printable Progress Report below.
Oxonmoot 2019 will be what we have now learned to call a “short” Oxonmoot, but we trust it will be just as much fun and just as informative – just a bit shorter!
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)
- 21:15 (approx) – The Percival Pub Quiz
- 22:45 (approx) – Telerin Circle
Saturday 14th September
- 08:00-09:00 – Breakfast (for those who have booked it)
- 09:30-18:30 – Day time programme including lunch and Hobbit Bake-Off
- 20:00-23:00 – Evening party & Entertainments
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
- 10:30 – Assemble for coaches to Wolvercote Cemetry
- 11:00 – Enyalië
- 11:45 (approx) – Coach returns to St Antony’s College; formal end of Oxonmoot 2019
The full timetable can be found here
The Tolkien Society (TS) is an organisation which contracts with St Antony’s College, Oxford for the use of its facilities, but which has no formal connection with the College or the University of Oxford.
St Antony’s College is at 62 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6JF, with the main entrance fronting onto the Woodstock Road 5 minutes north of St Giles. The Porters’ Lodge is in the new building just inside and to the left of the gates. This is where you can check in to your accommodation if you are staying in College, and pick up your keys.
The number +44 (0)1865 522233 (or 01865 522233) and email firstname.lastname@example.org can be left with family/friends in case of an emergency. This will reach the Oxonmoot Subcommittee who will find you as quickly as possible. This number can also be used to reach help if you find yourself lost or unwell and in need of assistance.
For those not intending to stay in College, the Oxford Visitor Information Centre: 15–16 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AS is open 9.30 to 17.00 Monday to Saturday, 10.00 to 16.00 on Sunday. Phone: 01865 726871 or01865 686430. The centre has details of alternative accommodation and places to see in Oxford. There is also an official website at https://oxfordcity.co.uk/
- College Accommodation Check-in
- Food & Drink
- Operations & Hospitality
- First Timers & Stewards
Printable Progress Report
A printable Progress Report can be downloaded here. Note that this was correct as at 31st July 2019 and will not be updated as subsequent details and plans become available. More up to date information will be found on the web site and sent by e-mail.
The Oxonmoot Sub-Committee
These are the people who have been working hard to bring you this year’s Oxonmoot, and who will be working even harder during the event!
Not the Chair: This year’s Oxonmoot is brought to you by a sofa large and comfortable enough to accommodate all the Sub-Committee. There is no Chair. Honest.
Bookings Officer: Francesca Barbini
Papers: Lynn Whitaker
Entertainments: Helen Armstrong<
Masquerade: Mike Percival
Deputy High Steward: Maggie Bailey
First Timers: Lizzie Lock
Ops: Ian Spittlehouse
Crafts: Anne Gooding
Tech Team: Andy Armstrong, Matthew Davison, Mike Percival and Martin Smith
Digital Officer: Daniel Helen
Trustee Liaison: Daniel Helen