wellinghall: (Goldie)
Three good things for Sunday, Oxonmoot edition:
- a moving Enyalie, with a good choice of reading
- it was good to see so many friends over the weekend
- it has been good to get home again.

Oxonmoot

Sep. 12th, 2015 11:58 am
wellinghall: (Goldie)
Papers from Michael Flowers on Tolkien in East Yorkshire; from Murray Smith on South African influences on The Hobbit; and now Dimitra Fimi on Childhood in Tolkien's Legendarium. All very good, as would be expected from these speakers.

Two small books bought (ed Ian Collier, and by John Garth); and a good dinner, served slowly, in college last night.

Most importantly, friends (and one family member) met and talked to, although I hope to spend more time doing this over the next twenty-four hours.
wellinghall: (Islip)
There's some publicity for Oxonmoot: http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/leisure/9896402.A_feast_of_Hobbits_at_ready/

It's official: chocolate is good for you! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19402143

I've posted about this before, and now it's one of the most-read news stories on the BBC website ...
"An average of just 10 motorists a day are using a £1.3m car park built near Bristol, a council has admitted."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-19368355

Hundreds of racing pigeons disappear in North East: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-19374950
Attempted stingray theft reported: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-19398679
Hmm ... pigeon and stingray casserole, anyone?

ETA: This is an interesting way of putting it:
http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/110123/pictures-of-uks-destroyer-off-alleged-malvinas-shore-unveiled

These guys are fantastic:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tazf3xxeIos
wellinghall: (Tolkien)
We've been to Loughborough, and are now back home. This is what we have been doing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19317810

More - including my own photos - later.
wellinghall: (The Inn)
Pevsner, 1960: "Loughborough, in spite of its 35,000 inhabitants, has hardly a house, let alone a street, in its centre which would require mention."

Help!

Aug. 14th, 2012 03:45 pm
wellinghall: (Goshawk)
Is there anything in my wardrobe that could possibly count as a costume for Return of the Ring?
wellinghall: (Tolkien)
Just spotted online ...

"Loughborough University, 16th-20th August 2012 Call for Papers. Postgraduate Symposium: Tolkien Studies

Friday 17th August, Loughborough University, UK. – As part of their larger scale conference, Return of the Ring, the Tolkien Society (UK) are offering a dedicated postgraduate symposium bringing together contemporary research in any discipline from the field of Tolkien Studies such as linguistics, literature, film studies, creative responses etc."

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2011/06/17/45231-the-return-of-the-ring-celebrating-tolkien-in-2012/

Radio 4

Dec. 9th, 2010 09:49 pm
wellinghall: (Fender)
I am currently listening to Iwan Rhys Morus, sometime Amon Hen editor of this parish, on Radio 4!

ETA: And talking of the history of science:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLPVCJjTNgk
wellinghall: (Flatcoat)
(1) I think that William and Kate should put the wedding out to tender. Venues would be falling over themselves to host it - think of the extra business they'd get! If the happy couple manage it correctly, they could even turn a profit.

(2) I like today's Matt cartoon.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/matt/

(3) I'm not obsessed by royal weddings, really! So, for your delectation and delight - The ultimate kitten snuggle. Stay with it 'til the reveal.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McNRDGwitts&feature=player_embedded
via http://www.boingboing.net/

(4) "This is Battlelore’s first concept album – all the lyrics together tell the story of J.R.R. Tolkien’s tragic hero Túrin Turambar and his kin." How depressing is that?
http://www.thegauntlet.com/article/907/20450/Battlelore-issue-update.html

(5) Come to Loughborough in 2012!
http://once-upon-a-hobbit.blogspot.com/2010/11/return-of-ring-celebrating-tolkien-in.html
http://sf-fantasy-legend.blogspot.com/2010/11/cfp-return-of-ring-111111-loughborough.html

(6) We had a good look at a fox two evenings ago.

(7) A waxwing has made it down to Bristol! I hope it hangs around for a bit (or goes back to get its friends).
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... )

Pictures

Jul. 18th, 2010 04:54 pm
wellinghall: (Sarah Jane Smith #2)
Tolkien Society seminar (or "Fun at t'library"), with some nice architectural details
http://s223.photobucket.com/albums/dd262/wellinghall/Tolkien%20Society%20seminar%202010/

More pictures of our bookshelves
http://s223.photobucket.com/albums/dd262/wellinghall/Bookshelves/

Shetland in 2004: rainbows, ships and stones
http://s223.photobucket.com/albums/dd262/wellinghall/Shetland%202004/
wellinghall: (Tolkien)
Michael Drout says:
" ... the new edition of Beowulf and the Critics is now proofed and back to the publisher, so that's moving along."
Read more... )

Jason Fisher says:
"Middle-earth Minstrel now available."
Read more... )

John Rateliff says:
"So, another book I ordered at the same time as the Robinson, and had similarly held off on previously because of its expense, I found waiting for me when we got back from the Redwoods: The Power of Tolkien's Prose: Middle-earth's Magical Style by Steve Walker [2009]."
Read more... )

ETA: The TS seminar in Australia is mentioned here:
http://www.conferencealerts.com/seeconf.mv?q=ca163mis
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.

http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=1411693913&searchurl=kn%3D%2522tolkien%2Bsociety%2522%26sortby%3D0

([livejournal.com profile] muuranker - can you point ExMemSec towards this?)

Oxonmoot

Apr. 20th, 2008 09:12 am
wellinghall: (Tolkien)
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(I couldn't get it to give options by 1's. Please feel free to round either up or down, but only use 0 if you haven't been to any).

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