|J. R. R. Tolkien|
See the Bodleian Library, Weston Building, exhibit, Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth.
It explores Tolkien's life as an artist, poet, linguist, and author – both his academic career and private life.
The exhibition follows his famous works, The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings, displaying an array of draft manuscripts, illustrations and maps drawn for his publications.
It also introduces the viewer to Tolkien's early abstract paintings from The Book of Ishness, the touching tales he wrote for his children, rare objects that belonged to Tolkien, exclusive fan mail; and private letters. Note:
- No photography is allowed inside the exhibition gallery. Further information on access and details can be found here: Tolkien exhibition FAQ.
- Opening times: Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm
- A ticket is required. Entry to the exhibition is free, but ticketed. Tickets can booked in advance online. Each online transaction is subject to a £1 booking fee. There will be a limited number of tickets available on the day on a first come, first served basis.
While you are at the Weston Library, go to the exhibit on the progress of women's rights, "From Sappho to Suffrage."