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Historical Event, Thu 26 Oct 2017

Lunchtime Talk: J.R.R Tolkien at Leeds

Lunchtime Talk: J.R.R Tolkien at Leeds


Dr Alaric Hall, Lecturer in Medieval English Literature, explores Tolkien's scholarship and friendships during his time at the University of Leeds.

Leeds University Library's Special Collections gives a unique insight into Tolkien's teaching career at the University.

Discover how the scholarship and friendships that Tolkien formed while at Leeds University informed his creative writing - a story that involves intercontinental migration, class prejudices, and the struggles of women to be accepted as scholars.

This talk is free, but spaces are limited so booking is essential.

To book your place, please visit our online booking system: []

For further information please contact the Gallery by email: or telephone: (0113) 343 9803

Dr Alaric Hall is Lecturer in Medieval English Literature at the University of Leeds. Alaric's research focuses on Britain and Scandinavia, 500-1600. He is also working on medievalism, particularly in modern Icelandic culture. For the most up-to-date information on Alaric's activities, web-resources, and publications, see [].

Image: Portrait of Tolkien, (c) University of Leeds

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Thu 26 Oct 2017 13:00 to 14:00


Treasures of the Brotherton


Parkinson Building, University of Leeds,
Woodhouse Lane,



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