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 The Tolkien Society has a new Publicity Officer!

Ian Collier, TS Publicity Officer 1998-2010, has been very kindly offered the chance to let someone new, young, keen, and creative have a bash at publicising the Tolkien Society and its news and events and they'll be along here to introduce themselves to you and tell you about TS events and suchlike news in the future.

Those of you wanting to know about the Tolkien Society its membership and its events, or to obtain TS bookmarks, postcards, leaflets and Tolkien Reading Day posters for shops, libraries, schools, cafes, or cinemas please get in touch with publicity AT tolkiensociety DOT org

And don't forget to raise a glass at 9pm (where you are) and Toast "The Professor"

The toast is “The Professor”

Tolkien Birthday Toast!

At 9pm (local times) on January 3rd fans around the world are invited to raise a glass and toast J.R.R. Tolkien’s Birthday
 

www.tolkiensociety.org/toast/2011

 
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3rd January 2011

The toast is “The Professor”

Tolkien Birthday Toast!

At 9pm (local times) on January 3rd fans around the world are invited to raise a glass and toast J.R.R. Tolkien’s Birthday

The Tolkien Society has some webpages

www.tolkiensociety.org/toast/2011

where fans across the globe can let other fans know where they’ll be celebrating if they’re hosting a party, or just what particular tipple they’ll be raising. Fans will be able to check the webpage and see who is celebrating where and if they wish to get in touch and join in.

This news can also be found on Facebook where there is also an event page


The Birthday Toast event should be understood to consist of the saying of the toast and a drink (not necessarily alcoholic) of an individual's choice. The information posted by anybody on the Birthday Toast web pages will not be sold or passed on to any third party (outside of the context of the web pages and the ‘Birthday Toast’ event). Further details can be found at the website above.

The organisers do not condone drinking alcohol if it endangers the health or safety of the drinker or others, or contravenes the law.

The Tolkien Society wishes you all a Merry Yule!

 

Oxonmoot!

Aug. 31st, 2010 10:22 am
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The day time events for this Oxonmoot include some stalwarts (the Quiz, slideshow, Merry & Pippin's Dance Workshop, beer, the ITF meeting) but also talks that in places are in 3 streams. Speakers include Dimitra Fimi, Charles Bressler, and Angie Gardner. Plus we have the film "Born of Hope" being shown with a Q&A session after.

Note bookings close 3rd Sept! And gremlins mean that online bookings are down so email or post your form (PDF available on website)

Sad News

Aug. 8th, 2010 11:29 pm
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It is with great sadness that we must inform TS members and other friends that Zainab Thorp, well known for her Sindarin lessons at Tolkien Weekends and Fellowship Festivals including "How to chat up an elf", passed away in the early hours of Friday 6th.
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Next weekend sees two events for Tolkien fans in Britain, and one in New York, USA. Travelling to them may still be an option for some of you in other countries.

Festival in the Shire


In Wales there is the Festival in the Shire. This event runs 13th-15th August and is a three-in-one event comprising:

a) A three-day academic conference entitled “Welsh influences on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien” (featuring Tom Shippey, Colin Duriez, John Garth, Corey Olsen, Alex Lewis, Colin Manlove, Dr. Dimitra Fimi, and Verlyn Flieger).

b) A fan event for collectors of Tolkien’s books, collectibles, and Tolkien inspired art (including the works of Rodney Matthews, Paul Raymond Gregory, Roger Garland, Peter Pracownik, Ted Nasmith, Ruth Lacon, Stephen Walsh, Sue Wookey, Ivan Cavini and Jon Evans).

c) A summer fair celebrating themes inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien and fantasy in general. By holding three separate events in one this three-day festival should offer something to all types of Tolkien fan their families and children.

Pre-booking is cheaper than on the door and there are several types of ticket available.

Tolkien Society members get 10% off or 20% off for 5 or more people as a group (use code TS2010).

Heren Istarion Summer Picnic


We are one week away from the Northeast Tolkien Society's Summer Harvest Picnic!!. On Sunday, August 15th, from 1pm-5pm at The Conference House Great Lawn, 298 Satterlee Street, Staten Island, NY 10307, USA. As the organisers put it "Understandably some of you will be away at the Festival in the Shire event taking place across the great pond, but if you are not we hope to see you next week!"


Edge of the Wild


Running 13th-16th August Edge of the Wild is a Tolkien-inspired Art Exhibition. Ideal for for those with limited funds, or who are more interested in art than academia, the free entry exhibition features works by Ted Nasmith, Ruth Lacon, Jef Murray and Peter Pracownik, presentations, a display of eagles, plus a 1912 Tolkien original piece of art.
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Oxonmoot 2010
or, "Let's meet in Oxford in September"

24th - 26th September, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford

A weekend of Talking Tolkien, friendship and Fellowship, academic talks and papers, a fiendish quiz, an Art Show, Merry & Pippin’s Dance Workshop, a Dealers’ Room, and Enyalië (act of remembrance at Tolkien’s grave).

Oxonmoot is the special event of the Tolkien Society year held on a weekend close to Bilbo & Frodo's birthdays in an Oxford college. There is a range of activities such as academic talks & papers, workshops (see the Call for Papers below if you wish to offer something), new/second-hand and rare book dealers, an art show (with professional and amateur works), plus a quiet area where you can drink tea, fill up the corners and chat with old or new friends. Of course there is also a party including a masquerade (costume is optional) and entertainments. It is a great time for making new friends in the Society. On Sunday there is a wreath laying and short act of remembrance, Enyalië, at Tolkien’s grave.

Registration Rates:

£28 (members) or £33 (non-members), reduced rates for under-16s

up to 31st July
(add £7.50 to each rate thereafter)

Accommodation and meals available within Lady Margaret Hall College separately

(see booking form for details)

www.oxonmoot.org

Last date for advance bookings (registration, accommodation, and meals):
3rd September ‘10

 As noted above rates rise after 31st July, day rates may be available later.

E-mail enquiries: bookings AT tolkiensociety DOT org

 

Call for papers

If you wish to present a paper, chair a discussion, run a workshop, or otherwise educate and entertain your fellow Tolkien fans during the day, please contact dte AT Oxonmoot DOT org

Closing date for papers etc is 14th August ‘10


 The Tolkien Society is an organisation which contracts with Lady Margaret Hall for the use of facilities, but has no formal connection with The University of Oxford

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The Mariner:

Sailing Around Middle-Earth

Sarehole Mill

15th & 16th May 2010

 Sarehole Mill and Recreation Ground, Cole Bank Road, Hall Green, BIRMINGHAM

 This year’s Middle-earth Weekend has the theme of the Mariner to tie in with the International Maritime Organization’s Year of the Seafarer. Although Sarehole itself is landlocked and hobbits had a fear of boats Tolkien’s ‘Shire’ for which Sarehole was an inspiration was bordered by the elven towers at the outskirts of the Grey Havens from where the elves would sail West to Valinor. A story that links the earliest ages of Middle-earth with “The Lord of the Rings” is the tale of Eärendil the Mariner.

 Since the first “Fun At Mill!” Tolkien Weekend in 2000 events at Sarehole Mill have focused on Tolkien’s life and local connections, the local environment and ecology, and the history of the area around the Mill, Moseley Bog, and the River Cole Valley which are all now part of the Shire Country Park. The weekend’s programme runs from 11am to 5pm each day and information on how to get there can be found on the event’s own dedicated website:

www.middleearthweekend.org.uk

Around 10,000 visitors come to see this historic working mill and the fair on the green behind it; all sorts of people, not just Tolkien fans, rub shoulders enjoying the stalls and displays. The Tolkien Society will have a display in the Mill, which should be running, and there will also be displays from local and national groups, a range of sideshows, various dramatic presentations, a telling of the Voyage of Eärendil, demonstrations, readings, poetry, costume displays, songs, Vikings, birds of prey, displays from a food historian, Morris Dancing, and fine things to buy.

www.tolkiensociety.org

 
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"Tolkien & Birmingham" and "Tolkien's Odysseys - Middle-Earth and Beyond"


This year there will be two Tolkien Society Seminars, one in the UK and one in Australia arranged by the Tolkien Society in partnership with Tol Harndor: The Australian Tolkien Society. The Tolkien Society Seminars provide academics, students and independent scholars with a venue for interdisciplinary dialogue.

"Tolkien & Birmingham", 26th June, Birmingham, UK


The first of this year's seminars will look at the city that was central to Tolkien's early years as he lived, grew up, and went to school at a variety of locations in and around the city or on its (then) outskirts. The closing date for bookings is 29th May, so please get your bookings to us before that date.

UK Venue and Date


The UK Seminar will take place on 26th June 2010 in Birmingham Central Library's Shakespeare Memorial Room as this is the remaining part of the library that is still extant from Tolkien's time in the city and may have been seen by him during his time in the city. The venue is a short walk from the main Library entrance which itself is less than ten minutes walk from Birmingham's New Street railway station and bus stops.
The outline timetable for the event at present is 9.30am to 4pm. Mid-morning and mid-afternoon tea and coffee will be provided and is included in the registration fee, which has been set at £15 for Tolkien Society members and £18 for non-members. As the venue is in the city centre there are plenty of local eateries and food outlets within a short walk so lunch is not provided.

Birmingham Registration Rates
Membership Status CurrencyAmount
Tolkien Society Member GBP£15.00
  AUD$26.00
  USD$24.00
Non-member GBP£18.00
  AUD$31.00
  USD$28.00


Please note also that for both Seminars registration to attend is by prior booking only.

The Birmingham Seminar booking form can be downloaded from here.


Call for Papers


Papers are invited on the theme "Tolkien & Birmingham". The influence of nineteenth and twentieth century urban environments appear to take us a long way from the more frequently discussed influence of the medieval but are clearly fundamental to understanding how his childhood experiences shaped his later creativity and papers may cover topics as diverse as the Tolkien & Suffield connections and histories, the encroachment of a city & suburbs on the rural areas, the industrial aspects of the city and Tolkien's reaction to them, the multiple homes he lived in, the city he left and returned to many times, and the influences of the city on Tolkien, and the modern influences of Tolkien on the city. Authors are free to draw on any part of Tolkien's oeuvre (draft ms, published work, amended edition), the various published (and soon to be published) biographies of Tolkien and his family and the various genealogies as appropriate.

Format: Papers should be either 20 or 45 minutes long to fit into half-hour or hour slots with time for questions or discussion. There may also be scope to accommodate a number of short 10-minute presentations. It is intended that there will be two morning sessions and one afternoon session between 9.30am and 4pm. Please send the title, a short summary/abstract and the intended length to Ian Collier, the Education Secretary, E-mail: edsec AT tolkiensociety.org


"Tolkien's Odysseys - Middle-Earth and Beyond", 28th August, Melbourne, Australia


After the very succesful seminar in Sydney in 2007the Society and Tol Harndor are repeating the experience this time shortly before Aussiecon 4, the 68th World Science Fiction Convention (2nd to the 6th September). The closing date for bookings is 16th July.

Australia Venue and Date


This year's second Seminar will be held on Saturday 28th August at the Pascoe Vale Tavern, Melbourne.

The timetable for the event is 9.30am to 4pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided and is included in the registration fee, which has been set at AUD25 (£15) for Tolkien Society members and AUD30 (£18) for non-members.

Melbourne, Australia, Registration Rates
Membership Status CurrencyAmount
Tolkien Society Member AUD$25.00
  GBP£15.00
  USD$23.00
Non-member AUD$30.00
  GBP£18.00
  USD$27.00

The cost of registration includes lunch and refreshments

Please note also that for both Seminars registration to attend is by prior booking only.

The Melbourne Seminar booking form can be downloaded from here.


Call for Papers


We invite people from Australia and abroad with an interest in Tolkien to submit a paper for consideration. The theme of odysseys is wide-ranging in scope and can cover not only various aspects of odysseys in the works of Tolkien but also the trials and tribulations of Tolkien's own life in his quest to produce his own 'British'' mythology.

Some potential topics for consideration might be:

  • The odysseys or journeys of individual characters (e.g. Bilbo, Frodo, Turin or Beren) and groups (e.g. The Fellowship)
     
  • The physical and spiritual development of characters from all of Tolkien's works
     
  • Plot development in The Lord of The Rings
     
  • The use of 'journey' as a plot device
     
  • Change for good, evil or both
     
  • Odyssey - predestination and the influences on choice
     
  • J.R.R. Tolkien's own personal odyssey in regards to not only the development of his stories, but also his life, particularly the influence of war
     
  • Homer's Odyssey - the parallels
     

Format: Papers should be either 20 or 45 minutes long to fit into half-hour or hour slots with time for questions or discussion. There may also be scope to accommodate a number of short 10-minute presentations. It is intended that there will be two morning sessions and one afternoon session between 9.30am and 4pm. Please send the title, a short summary/abstract and the intended length to the Seminar organiser, Michael Kennedy E-mail: pacific AT tolkiensociety.org
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I've just been reading "The Last Ship" from Poems & Stories

... A ship with golden beak and oar and timbers white came gliding; swans went sailing on before, her tall prow guiding. ...

Why? Because

25th March is Tolkien Reading Day!

Tolkien Reading Day was set up to encourage people to get together and explore some of Tolkien’s stories at school, university, in reading groups, or as a family; the theme for 2010 is

 “Tolkien’s Seafarers”

Reading Day is an opportunity for people of all ages to read together and share their thoughts about the story. As 2010 is the International Maritime Organization’s Year of the Seafarer the theme chosen gives people a chance to read and think about exploring the undercurrents in the Numenorean romance the “Tale of Aldarion and Erendis” from “Unfinished Tales”, the journeys and ships of the Teleri, the flight of the Noldor, and the voyages of Tuor and Earendil in “The Silmarillion”, or Bilbo’s poem about the latter in LotR. There are also the poems “The Happy Mariners” and at a pinch “Bombadil Goes Boating

Ideas for exploring Tolkien’s books together are available online

www.tolkiensociety.org/ed/tolkienreadingday.html

J.R.R. Tolkien’s books appeal to all ages and readers worldwide find pleasure, entertainment and deep significance in his work.

Reading together is fun, for both children and adults, and reading on a theme stimulates good conversation and vocabulary development. There is much more to Tolkien than “The Lord of the Rings” though as the list above shows. Families or library reading groups can enjoy these stories and poems or for the younger readers there are the travels and travails of the dog “Roverandom” which include a journey under the sea.

Launched in 2003 the reading day event has sparked interest in reading and reading groups across several nations and ages from Primary schoolchildren to University students and library users of all ages. Hence the circulation of this release to the media, educational press and county library services. 25th March has significance to Tolkien’s readers, as it is the day of the Downfall of Sauron at the conclusion of the ‘War of the Ring’ in “The Lord of the Rings.

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3rd January 2010

The toast is “The Professor”

Tolkien Birthday Toast!

At 9pm (local times) on January 3rd fans around the world are invited to raise a glass and toast J.R.R. Tolkien’s Birthday

The Tolkien Society has some webpages

http://www.tolkiensociety.org/toast/2010

where fans across the globe can let other fans know where they’ll be celebrating if they’re hosting a party, or just what particular tipple they’ll be raising. Fans will be able to check the webpage and see who is celebrating where and if they wish to get in touch and join in.

This news can also be found on Facebook where there is also an event page www.facebook.com/profile.php


The Birthday Toast event should be understood to consist of the saying of the toast and a drink (not necessarily alcoholic) of an individual's choice. The information posted by anybody on the Birthday Toast web pages will not be sold or passed on to any third party (outside of the context of the web pages and the ‘Birthday Toast’ event). Further details can be found at the website above.

The organisers do not condone drinking alcohol if it endangers the health or safety of the drinker or others, or contravenes the law.

The Tolkien Society wishes you all a Merry Yule!

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Tolkien and Philosophy
Saturday, 22nd May 2010
Modena, Italy
The Istituto Filosofico di Studi Tomistici (Philosophic Institute of Thomistic Studies), in cooperation with the Associazione Romana di Studi Tolkieniani (Roman Association of Tolkien Studies), presents the congress "Tolkien and Philosophy".

Guest speakers include Tom Shippey, Verlyn Flieger and Christopher Garbowski, as well as the Italian Tolkien scholars and writers Franco Manni, Andrea Monda and Wu Ming 4.

Papers listed so far include:

"Tolkien between philosophy and philology" Tom Shippey and Franco Manni

"Tolkien's philosophy and theology of death" Christopher Garbowski

"Tolkien as a catholic thinker?" Andrea Monda and Wu Ming 4

"Tolkien's philosophy of time and language" Verlyn Flieger

Admission Free
Venue: congress hall of the Standard Hotel Raffaello
Website http://www.istitutotomistico.it/ (italian)
Info: hunnaur AT alice.it


The organisers suggested accommodation is naturally the Standard Hotel Raffaello, Strada per Cognento 5 - 41100 Modena, Italy:
http://www.standardhotels.net/Modena/Modena.asp but Modena is a tourist town with many solutions for different types of accommodations, ranging from hostel to 5 stars hotels. More information can be found in the Municipality of Modena website: http://turismo.comune.modena.it/index-en.php although the organisers are reccommending for cheap accommodation the hostel San Filippo Neri: http://www.aighostels.com/ricerca.asp?idlocalita=65&idregione=5
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We have recently sent out the Souvenir Booklets to everyone who attended the 2005 Aston Conference and whose contact details we still had available.

If you were there, and haven't received your booklet, or if you know of friends or colleagues haven't received theirs, then please email the souvenir books co-ordinator souvenirbooks2005 AT tolkiensociety.org
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2 Hemispheres, 2 Seminars,
2
Calls for Papers

The Tolkien Society Seminar for 2010 is happening in two parts, one in the UK and one in Australia arranged by the Tolkien Society in partnership with Tol Harndor: The Australian Tolkien Society. The Tolkien Society Seminars provide academics, students and independent scholars with a venue for interdisciplinary dialogue.

Tolkien & Birmingham, 26th June, Birmingham, UK

Papers are invited on the theme “Tolkien & Birmingham”. The influence of nineteenth and twentieth century urban environments appear to take us a long way from the more frequently discussed influence of the medieval but are clearly fundamental to understanding how his childhood experiences shaped his later creativity and papers may cover topics as diverse as the Tolkien & Suffield connections and histories, the encroachment of a city & suburbs on the rural areas, the industrial aspects of the city and Tolkien's reaction to them, the multiple homes he lived in, the city he left and returned to many times, and the influences of the city on Tolkien, and the modern influences of Tolkien on the city. Authors are free to draw on any part of Tolkien's oeuvre (draft ms, published work, amended edition), the various published (and soon to be published) biographies of Tolkien and his family and the various genealogies as appropriate.
Format: Papers should be either 20 or 45 minutes long to fit into half-hour or hour slots with time for questions or discussion. There may also be scope to accommodate a number of short 10-minute presentations. It is intended that there will be two morning sessions and one afternoon session between 9 am and 4.45pm. Please send the title, a short summary/abstract and the intended length to Ian Collier, the Education Secretary, e-mail: edsec AT tolkiensociety.org

The planned venue is Birmingham Central Library’s Shakespeare Memorial Room as this is the remaining part of the library that is still extant from Tolkien’s time in the city and may have been seen by him.

Tolkien’s Odysseys – Middle-Earth and Beyond
28th August, Melbourne, Australia

“You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.” - Frodo quoting Bilbo in “The Lord of the Rings”

This significant annual event in the Tolkien calendar is being held in Australia for the second time. The Tolkien Seminar will be held in Melbourne just before ‘Aussiecon 4’ (http://www.aussiecon4.org.au/), the 68th World Science Fiction Convention (2nd to the 6th September).

We invite people from Australia and abroad with an interest in Tolkien to submit a paper for consideration. The theme of odysseys is wide-ranging in scope and can cover not only various aspects of odysseys in the works of Tolkien but also the trials and tribulations of Tolkien’s own life in his quest to produce his own ‘British’ mythology.
Some potential topics for consideration might be:
  • The odysseys or journeys of individual characters (e.g. Bilbo, Frodo, Turin or Beren) and groups (e.g. The Fellowship)
  • The physical and spiritual development of characters from all of Tolkien’s works
  • Plot development in The Lord of The Rings
  • The use of ‘journey’ as a plot device
  • Change for good, evil or both
  • Odyssey – predestination and the influences on choice
  • J.R.R. Tolkien’ own personal odyssey in regards to not only the development of his stories, but also his life, particularly the influence of war
  • Homer’s Odyssey – the parallels
Papers should be either 20 or 45 minutes long to fit into half-hour or hour slots with time for questions/discussion. There may also be scope to accommodate a number of short 10 minute presentations. Please send the title, a short summary/abstract and the intended length to the Seminar organiser, Michael Kennedy email - pacific AT tolkiensociety.org

Please note that this is a Call for Papers details of registration costs and how to book will follow in due course

Oxonmoot

Sep. 25th, 2009 01:13 pm
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If anyone wants us we'll be at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, enjoying Oxonmoot for the rest of today, Saturday and Sunday morning. If we don't see you there maybe next year!

Have fun :)
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Very Best Wishes wherever you are to Bilbo & Frodo Baggins!

*\o/* *\o/* *\o/*
And Happy Birthday also to those of you who happen to share this birthday date as certain Tolkien Society members do :D
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“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit...”

 Published in 1937, these words introduced a new world, Middle-earth, to us all. They were written by J.R.R. Tolkien.


In 1969 the Tolkien Society was founded in consultation with the author who is President ‘in perpetuo’. The society’s aim being to further interest in the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien, CBE, the author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and other works of fiction and philological study. Based in the United Kingdom and registered as an independent, non-profit making charity, the Society boasts an international membership and has close links with societies around the world (several began life as smials* of the society).

The Society helps to bring together those with like minds, both formally and informally, with events and gatherings throughout the year locally or for the whole society. The following are our three major events.

 
The first is the Annual General Meeting and Annual Dinner, held in the spring in a different town or city in the UK each year. At the AGM committee members are elected and the running of the Society is discussed whilst after the formal Dinner there is always a Guest Speaker, often someone who knew J.R.R. Tolkien, a scholar, artist or publisher. Past guest speakers have included Tom Shippey, Ted Nasmith and Brian Sibley.

The second event, the Seminar, takes place in the summer at which a programme of talks is given on a Tolkien-related subject. Any member who wishes can take part by preparing a paper so the presentations range from the serious to the light in tone and there is always something for everyone.

 The special event of the Tolkien Society year is Oxonmoot, held over the weekend in September closest to the 22nd, in an Oxford College. There is a range of events such as talks, workshops, slide-shows, a dealers room, an art show (with professional and amateur works), plus a quiet area where you can drink tea, fill up the corners and chat with old or new friends. Of course there is also a party including a masquerade (costume is optional) and entertainments. It is a great time for making new friends in the Society. On Sunday there is a wreath laying and short act of remembrance at Tolkien’s grave. 

Within the Society there are local groups spread around the UK and the world called *‘Smials’, after hobbit homes. Here both members and non-members gather to discuss Tolkien’s works, as well as other writers and topics. Smials act as the social lifeline of the Society. The formality and seriousness of meeting varies from Smial to Smial depending on the inclinations of members. There are also postal smials for those who live far from a local group, with regular newsletters and occasional meetings.

Special Interest Groups, cover various topics such as Tolkien collecting, biography and Tolkien’s languages. There is an active Young Members group, “Entings”, which has its own section in the Society bulletin.

Two regular publications are produced by the Society. The bulletin, Amon Hen, appears six times a year with Tolkien-related reviews, news, letters, artwork and articles, both humorous and serious. The annual journal, Mallorn, is more serious in nature with longer critical articles and essays. There are also occasional booklets produced by the Society, Special Interest Groups, Smials and also individual members, dealing with Tolkien-related matters, often focused around particular themes.

We also offer a special “Entings” membership for children and young people. “Entings” receive the Entings supplement to Amon Hen six times a year, they are not voting members of the Society and do not receive membership discounts. Associate members may become “Entings” on request at no extra charge.

The Society has a web site which provides members and non-members with general information about itself and the world of Tolkien: http://www.tolkiensociety.org

We have close and friendly links with both the late Professor’s family and publishers, also with fellow literary societies and other groups in all fictional fields. Priscilla Tolkien is the Society’s Honorary Vice-president.   


There is a wide range of Tolkien books and souvenirs are available by mail order through the Society. It is also possible to purchase these at Society events and occasionally at other Fantasy and Science Fiction events in the UK.

We maintain an extensive Library and Archive, both of which are accessible to members. The Library contains a large number of mainly fantasy books which can be borrowed by UK members. In the Archive there is a wide range of press cuttings and fanzines which are available for consultation by appointment with the Archivist.