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J.R.R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, is one of Birmingham's most famous authors. Find out more about his time in the city.

Gracewell Cottages

The Tolkien Gallery

A gallery of images of Tolkien's inspirations from Birmingham and places relating to his life in our city.
The Oratory School

Tolkien Videos

Discover more about J.R.R. Tolkien's life in Birmingham and its inspiration on his works through interviews with local historians and authors.
Sarehole Mill

About J.R.R. Tolkien

Discover Tolkien's childhood and youth in Birmingham.
The Two Towers

The Two Towers

An insight into the title of the second volume in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Speech Day Programme

Tolkien and his Circle

An article by Dr. Chris Upton exploring Tolkien's time and friends at King Edward's School.
Moseley Bog

The Birmingham Tolkien Group

Find out more about the Birmingham Tolkien Group.