MAKER OF MIDDLE-EARTH
THE WESTON LIBRARY, OXFORD
1 JUNE – 28 OCTOBER 2018
Journey into Tolkien’s worlds in this once-in-a-generation exhibition…
Wizards, elves, hobbits and creatures: the life and worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien are revealed in this unique exhibition at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford. Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth explores Tolkien’s legacy, from his genius as an artist, poet, linguist, and author to his academic career and private life.
About the Bodleian
The Bodleian Libraries, the largest university library system in the United Kingdom, houses the largest collection of original Tolkien manuscripts and drawings in the world.
Who was Tolkien?
Writer and academic J.R.R. Tolkien spent most of his adult life in Oxford. He is renowned as the author of the classic works including The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.
The Tolkien Trust
The Tolkien Trust, a charity established by Tolkien’s children, is a long-standing supporter of the Bodleian Libraries, especially in areas of its work which reflect Tolkien’s own literary and academic interests.
Use your mobile to take the Tolkien Trail and explore Tolkien’s Oxford
Can we translate Middle-earth?
3 July 2018,
6–7pm (exhibition open 5.30-8.15pm)
Professor Vincent Ferré will discuss the problems raised by the translation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s texts into another language.
Tolkien evening opening
3 July 2018,
Join us for a special evening viewing of Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth.
Plan your visit
Oxford OX1 3BG
1 June – 28 October 2018
Mon-Sat 10AM – 5PM
Sun 11AM – 5PM