The Tolkien Society has hosted three major conferences, in addition to its regular programme of annual events.

J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary Conference 1992

1992 marked the centenary of Tolkien’s birth. To celebrate the Tolkien Society and the Mythopoeic Society organised a conference at Keble College, Oxford 16–24 August 1992.

Tolkien 2005: The Ring Goes Ever On

Tolkien 2005 was held at Aston University 11–15 August 2005 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the complete publication of The Lord of the Rings.

The Return of the Ring: Celebrating Tolkien in 2012

The Return of the Ring was held a Loughborough University 16–20 August 2012 to commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit.