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Oxonmoot 2020
3 – 6 September 2020
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St Anne's College, Oxford

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Introduction

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 2020 is being held over four days from the afternoon of Thursday 3rd September until lunch time on Sunday 6th September, at St Anne’s College, Woodstock Road, Oxford.

Programme

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.

Oxonmoot 2020 Programme

Offers of  contributions for the programme are always welcome. The Call for Papers will be announced early in 2020.

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 Day Time Programme Co-ordinator.

We will do our best to schedule Other Events (workshops, activities, etc) to provide a varied programme – please send any suggestions to head.boy@oxonmoot.org.

Membership

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If you have access requirements, please contact the Bookings Officer and/or the Accessibility Officer before booking.

Three types of membership are are available:

  • Full Membership
    • Attendance at all events and activities (Thursday to Sunday)
    • Three meals
      • Friday dinner
      • Saturday lunch
      • Saturday dinner
    • Coach transport to Enyalië (if required)
  • Partial Membership
    • Attendance at events and activities from Friday to Sunday
    • Three meals
      • Friday dinner
      • Saturday lunch
      • Saturday dinner
    • Coach transport to Enyalië (if required)
  • Day Membership (Thursday, Friday or Saturday)
    • Attendance at all events and activities on that day (including evening events)
    • Meals applicable to that day
      • Dinner for Friday day members
      • Lunch and Dinner for Saturday day members

Membership rates are currently as follows (including discounts for early booking where applicable). Membership rates will increase at the end of April 2020.

Membership Type Tolkien Society Members Non-Members
Full £84 £99
Full (child 7-15) £34.50 £44.50
Partial £64 £76
Partial (child 7-15) £25 £32.50
Day £49.50 £57
Day (child 7-15) £25 £30

Meals & Accommodation

We will be offering a range of meals during Oxonmoot. They can be booked via the main booking form. For more details, see here.

Please ensure you include information about any dietary requirements on your booking form even if you don’t book additional meals.

St Anne’s College will be providing student type accommodation for the event. To book, please use the main bookings form. For more details on accommodation, see here. 

If you have access requirements, please contact the Bookings Officer and/or the Accessibility Officer before booking.

Who to contact

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact the following:

  • Bookings and registration questions:
    bookings@oxonmoot.org
  • Advice for first time attendees:
    firsttimers@oxonmoot.org
  • Daytime programme including talks and papers:
    dte@oxonmoot.org
  • Entertainments:
    ents@oxonmoot.org
  • Masquerade:
    masquerade@oxonmoot.org
  • Art show:
    art@oxonmoot.org
  • Dealers room:
    dealers@oxonmoot.org
  • Any other questions or general enquiries:
    enquiries@oxonmoot.org

Oxonmoot 2020 Organising Committee

Venue

St Anne’s College, 56 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HS, United Kingdom

St Anne’s is about 10 minutes walk from the centre of Oxford (nominally Carfax Tower) and roughly 20 minutes walk from the train station.

Venue Information