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Oxonmoot 2023
31 August – 3 September 2023
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Online, and St Anne's College, Oxford

Oxonmoot is an annual event hosted by The Tolkien Society which brings together over 500 Tolkien fans, scholars, students and Society members from across the world. Oxonmoot 2023 is our Fiftieth Oxonmoot and will be held over four days from Thursday 31 August until Sunday 3 September, at St Anne’s College, Woodstock Road, Oxford and online.

Book OXFORD attendance for Oxonmoot 2023

Book ONLINE attendance for Oxonmoot 2023

 

Early Bird Bookings

Early Bird offer: enter the coupon code WIZARD2023 at the time of booking to receive £10 off your registration price. This coupon is valid until midnight on 28 February 2023 (UK time). The coupon field is on the last page of the booking form.

Programme

The Fiftieth 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 afternoon, known as Enyalië (“Remembrance”) — a beautiful and moving end to the event.

For in-person delegates, the programme will run from early afternoon on Thursday 31st August through to Enyalië which will finish at approximately 2:30 p.m. UK time on Sunday 3rd September. However if you are making travel plans, be aware that we are working on ideas for programme items before and after this, so you might want to hold off booking tickets for a few weeks until we can confirm these.

In this hybrid event, we will aim to make as much as possible of the programme available to both “in person” and “online” delegates, complementing this hybrid content with dedicated items for each group. Ultimately, our objective is to ensure that everyone gets a true “Oxonmoot Experience”.

Offers of  contributions for the programme are always welcome. The Call for Papers is now open. Please visit this page for information for participants.

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.

Submit a paper

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

Membership

Oxonmoot registration prices from 3 January to midnight on 28 February 2023 (UK time):

TS Members Non-members
Oxford £90 £105
Online £40 £55
Early Bird Offer -£10 -£10

Early Bird offer: enter the coupon code WIZARD2023 at the time of booking to receive £10 off your registration price. This coupon is valid until midnight on 28 February 2023 (UK time).

We offer some financial help with the cost of Oxonmoot, while Postgraduate students intending to present a paper can apply for a Tolkien Society Bursary. Please see below for more information.

Please note that registration costs are non-refundable. For full Oxford event T&Cs, read here, for full Online T&Cs, read here.

Accessibility

If you have access requirements, please contact the Accessibility Lead before or during booking.

We can offer a range of access accommodations, including but not limited to: front row seats, captions on Zoom, ground floor accommodation, a quiet space to relax during the day, a practice session for Zoom before the event, colour vision deficiency-adjusted materials, large print materials, and so on.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a list of common questions, and we will keep adding to it throughout the year.

Meals and Accommodation

We will be offering a range of meals during Oxonmoot. They can be booked via the main booking form. See here for 2023 meals.

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 available accommodation, see here for room options.

If you have access requirements, please contact the Accessibility Lead before or during booking.

Financial Support

We are conscious that some of our delegates will be suffering from financial difficulties as a result of multiple global factors, while others live in countries with lower average income than others. With this in mind, we are pleased to say that we will be offering a limited number of reduced cost online memberships of Oxonmoot. If you would like to apply for one of these, please email the Co-Chairs of Oxonmoot at chair@oxonmoot.org before you book.

Postgraduate Students intending to submit a paper for presentation at Oxonmoot are eligible to apply for a Tolkien Society Bursary to cover the cost of their registration fee and, for in person delegates, up to £500 towards travel and accommodation costs. The call for applications for Bursaries date will be announced soon.

Art & Dealers

We shall again be running a virtual art show alongside the traditional on site show for Oxonmoot 2023. The online Art Show will, as last year, be hosted in the Kunstmatrix exhibition platform, providing a 3D exhibition experience. A link will be provided for registered delegates.

 

Competitions

We’re holding two competitions for our Year of Special Magnificence, and we invite you to take part: think celebration, festivities, parties and more!

1. Oxonmoot 2023 Logo Design: The competition is now closed and winners will be announced shortly.

2. Oxonmoot 2023 T-Shirt Design: The competition is now closed and winners will be announced shortly.

 

Who to contact

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

Oxonmoot 2023 is being brought to you by the Oxonmoot 2023 Team

 

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