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Three good things for Tuesday:
- I have read "My family and other animals", which [livejournal.com profile] adaese bought for me in Oxford
- people keep liking my photographs :-)
- I have sold two books.

Back home

Oct. 23rd, 2014 05:03 pm
wellinghall: (Tom Tower)
We are back home; [livejournal.com profile] adaese is having a nap, and I am under a cat.

In London, I went to St James's Street, Jermyn Street, Picadilly, Northwood Hills, the British Library, the Palace of Westminster, and the station with the bear; and [livejournal.com profile] adaese skipped the first three in favour of St Mary's Hospital.

In Oxford, St Michael's Street, Turl Street, Christ Church Meadow, Christ Church SCR and Hall, Broad Street, the OUMNH, the Pitt-Rivers museum; and [livejournal.com profile] adaese paid a visit to the English Faculty.

Photos will follow, when I can move.
wellinghall: (Tom Tower)
We're back from Oxford.
wellinghall: (Tolkien)
"On the whole, Tolkien was a dab hand with names (and a lecturer friend assures me this is because he was so terribly embarrassed about his own — indeed, Gollum’s now infamous postural shenanigans owe their origin to Tolkien’s frequent pacing around his Oxford study room cursing his ancestors for not being Smiths or O Donovonovons)"

Also -

"New owners will be bound by an unusual sale clause – they will have to lock the cemetery gates each night to keep residents including Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkein safe."
wellinghall: (Tom Tower)
"An English translation of The Last Ring-Bearer has taken off among Middle-Earth lovers but incurred the disapproval of Tolkien's publisher"

"When Hari Kunzru met Michael Moorcock" - interview write-up -

And a full transcript -

"I was pretty confused after walking around Oxford for most of the day. My friends and I kept passing colleges and buildings that were part of the university but where was the actual main campus?"
wellinghall: (Tom Tower)
Last year, we went to Oxonmoot, the Tolkien Society's annual get-together in Oxford. This is a long-standing annual fixture for us; this year was my seventeenth in a row, and [livejournal.com profile] adaese's thirty-second. This year - as last year, and in 1997 - it was in Lady Margaret Hall.

Read more... )
wellinghall: (Tolkien)
"Oxford’s Eagle and Child pub is to undergo a major facelift as part of a scheme to renovate building."

wellinghall: (Tom Tower)
"The Bodleian Library is taking part in World Book Day 2010 by exhibiting a selection of JRR Tolkien’s original artwork which was used to illustrate The Hobbit. A unique manuscript of Hobbit doodles and a rare first edition of the book will also be on display. The free-of-charge one-day display will take place in the Divinity School of the Bodleian Library on Thursday, 4 March 2010."

wellinghall: (Tom Tower)
"A £14m Story Museum is to be created near Christ Church, to celebrate Oxford’s links with some of greatest authors of children’s literature."

wellinghall: (Tolkien)
Tolkien Society Guide to Oxford (ISBN: 0905520173 / 0-905520-17-3)
Bookseller: WORLDOFBOOKS.COM (GORING BY SEA, WS, United Kingdom)

Price: £ 15.99

Quantity Available: 1 Shipping Within United Kingdom: £ 2.99. Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good.


([livejournal.com profile] muuranker - can you point ExMemSec towards this?)
wellinghall: (Poem)
"The first female Oxford Professor of Poetry resigned today following her involvement in an alleged smear campaign against a former rival."



Feb. 22nd, 2009 07:31 pm
wellinghall: (Tom Tower)
We much enjoyed ourselves at last night's [livejournal.com profile] taruithorn banquet. A huge thank you to everyone who organised it, cooked, served, and washed up! (It was also good of you to lay on exercise, in the form of running after three small children ;-) )

This morning, we met a couple of members of the CS Lewis Society, then headed home. After lunch, we went for a short walk at a local beauty spot. Going along the edge of a hill, we got an excellent view of a kestrel (it was hovering at about eye level!)

I do not recommend the Barcelo hotel by the Wolvercote roundabout, BTW. It wasn't actively bad, and was certainly cheap enough for a hotel of that scale; but it wasn't really any better than the Holiday Inn in Bristol that we stopped at last weekend, and which didn't pretend to be a 4-star hotel (or even an any-star hotel!)


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