Exeter College's Cohen Quad, Walton Street OX1 2HE
N.B. These seminars are now fully booked! However some spaces become available due to cancellations. If you wish to see if there is a space on a future seminar then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A series of free seminars to commemorate the death of J. R. R. Tolkien. The talks will present an introduction and further background to Tolkien's life, work, and legacy. They are aimed at those who have read Tolkien's work but are interested in gaining a bit more insight into his life, career, and writings.
The presentations will be held in the Fitzhugh Auditorium (unless stated otherwise) from 1.00-2.00pm. Fitzhugh is situated in Exeter College's new Cohen Quad on Walton Street in Oxford. Exeter College providing a perfect venue as it was Tolkien's undergraduate college.
11th October: Stuart Lee – ‘How to write The Lord of the Rings’
18th October: Michael Ward – ‘Peak Middle-earth: Why Mount Doom is not the Climax of The Lord of the Rings’
25th October: HALF-TERM: NO SEMINAR
1st November: Giuseppe Pezzini – ‘Tolkien and the Classics’ [N.B. This will take place in Lecture Theatre 2, Faculty of English, St Cross Bldg, Manor Road, Oxford]
8th November: Grace Khuri – ‘A Heroic History of the Elves: Tolkien’s “lost” Mythology of England?
15th November: Laura Varnam – ‘Tolkien and Beowulf’
22nd November: Simon Horobin – ‘J.R.R. Tolkien: The Making of a Philologist’
Please note that these seminars are now fully booked! Apologies for any disappointment.