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

Oxonmoot 2020 will be held at St Anne’s College, Oxford from Thursday 3rd until Sunday 6th September 2020.


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 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. 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 and has recently completed substantial renovations and expansions. 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.


Bookings will open after Oxonmoot 2019.

Day Time Programme

We will be inviting any contributions for the day time programme after Oxonmoot 2019.

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.

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

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:


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.