On Dragons and Dinosaurs

Oxford University Museum of Natural History 5 September 2023, 18.00-20.00

dragons talk

In January 1938, J.R.R. Tolkien gave a Christmas lecture for local children about 'Dragons and Dinosaurs'. His talk was illustrated with a magic lantern show of slides from the Museum's collection as well as some of his own hand-painted illustrations. John Holmes, Professor of Victorian Literature and Culture at the University of Birmingham, along with this colleague, Dr Will Tattersdill, identified the slides linked to his lecture and it was rerun in its original form for the first time in 2022.

Due to the huge success and popularity of last year's rerun, the Museum will be opening the doors of the lecture theatre once again (5th September 2023: 18.00-20.00). The lecture and slideshow will be followed by a discussion and audience Q&A with Professor Holmes and Professor Richard Ovenden (author and Director of the Bodleian Library). 

For more information: https://oumnh.web.ox.ac.uk/event/on-dragons-and-dinosaurs

For (free) booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jrr-tolkiens-on-dragons-and-dinosaurs-tic...