The aim of the exhibition is to ‘take visitors beyond what they may already know about the work’ of Tolkien: essentially to reveal the man that has been somewhat dwarfed by the notoriety of his own work. Contextualising original manuscripts with personal letters, photographs, and even his art materials, this will offer incredible insight into the genius behind one of the most complex fictional worlds ever created.
This exhibition, and the accompanying book (set to be published in May), will celebrate Tolkien not only as a writer, but also as a linguist, an artist and, of course, a professor; it was, after all, as he sat down to mark undergraduate examination scripts that he spontaneously wrote the first words of the The Hobbit.
|What||Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth exhibition, Weston Library Oxford|
|Where||The Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG | MAP|
01 Jun 18 – 28 Oct 18, Monday - Saturday, Sunday 11:00 - 17:00
|Website||Click here to book your free tickets now|