The Tolkien Society Seminar 2017
2 July 2017
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The Tolkien Society Seminar 2017 will be held on 2 July in Leeds at the Hilton Leeds City.

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About the Seminar

Blessed are the legend-makers with their rhyme

Of things not found within recorded time

J.R.R. Tolkien, Mythopoeia

This year the Seminar turns to the exploration of Tolkien’s verse creations and invites submissions on the topic of Poetry and Song. The Seminar comes in the wake of the publication of the Lay of Aotrou and Itroun and Beren and Lúthien, both having a poetic aspect to them.

If you would like to submit a paper, send your proposal to Anna Milon before 1 April 2017.

IMC and Tolkien

The date of the Seminar has also been chosen to coincide with the Leeds International Medieval Congress, which runs 3–6 July.

This year the IMC features an unprecedented number of talks and panels on Tolkien. For further information, please consult the official IMC brochure.


Bookings are now open. Registration costs £25 for members and £30 for non-members.

Registration includes refreshments throughout the day, catered breaks and sandwiches for lunch.

By booking for the Seminar you agree to the events terms and conditions.

The Venue

Hilton Leeds City, Neville Street, Leeds LS1 4BX

The hotel is roughly three minutes from Leeds train station. Leave the station via the main exit near Marks and Spencers. Cross the road via the pedestrian crossing and go down the staircase to the right of the taxi rank. At the bottom of the stairs take a right and continue along the road and under the recently refurbished railway bridge. Hilton Leeds City is located approximately 200m on the right.