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 ONLINE attendance for Oxonmoot 2023

Book OXFORD attendance for Oxonmoot 2023 – see below


Oxford Bookings

We are operating a waiting list for in-person bookings as we have reached maximum capacity for the venue. However, the waiting list is quite long now, and the chances of anyone joining it at this stage being upgraded to in-person attendance are extremely low.

With that caveat in mind, there are still two ways to be put on the waiting list:

  1. Register using the Online form, and pick the waiting list option in the beginning. This gives you the opportunity to attend Online if your wait isn’t successful. However, at the time of writing (late April 2023), there are 60+ people on the waiting list, and it seems unlikely that a place would become available.
  2. Contact the Bookings Officer to be put on the list if you’re certain that you won’t be attending online, only in-person.


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. The starting time on Thursday should be around 1pm for Registration and group events such as walks, tours, and crafts. The event is scheduled to finish by 2.30-3pm on Sunday.

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. Information for Programme Participants can be found here.

The Call for Papers is now closed.


The Call for Activities is now open. “Activities” could include, but are not limited to, workshops, demonstrations, discussions, games, physical activities, films & videos and social activities – but any and all offers are most welcome.

Submit an Activity

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


Oxonmoot registration prices from 1 March to midnight on 31 May 2023 (UK time):

TS Members Non-members
Oxford £90 £105
Online £40 £55

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.


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 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.

Submissions for the Oxonmoot 2023 Art Show are now open. See this page for further information and to submit.

To celebrate Oxonmoot 50, this year we would like to hold a special art show alongside the traditional and online show.

The ‘Celebration’ show will be displayed in last years art show venue in the main lecture theatre lobby so they will be in prime position for all attendees to view them. The online show will devote a separate ‘room’ to these pieces before continuing to the traditional show.

Once again for the Art Show we are requesting a total of 5 pieces maximum to be submitted per artist, this does not include a piece if submitted to the ‘Celebration’ show.

Please complete a separate submission form for each piece; submissions will close on the 19th August to allow time for the online show to be built ready to go live on Thursday 31st.

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



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.

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