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The Oxford experience

A one week residential course on The Inklings will be held at Christ Church College, Oxford, UK from 31st July to 5th August 2005. The course will be led by Jonathan Thorpe and will explore, “the ways in which Tolkien and Lewis fuse culture, philosophy, religion and literary traditions in their stories”. There are further details about the course here and here.

Return of the King Script!

CoE has just finished putting up the Return of the King, Extended Edition script in the Film Scripts section. You can view it here. Many thanks to ~Venora~ for taking the time to type it out!

Tolkien lecture

On Tuesday January 11th Michael Drout, Tolkien scholar and associate professor of English at Wheaton College will give a talk entitled, “Understanding J.R.R. Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings”.

The venue is Fiske Library, Wrentham, MA. There are further details at and at the Fiske Library website here.

CoE TV Guide: 26th December – 2nd January

Have you ever wondered when your favorite stars from Lord of the Rings will be on TV? Now you can know! The CoE TV Guide will list almost all of the shows featuring actors and actresses from Lord of the Rings, and what channel their show will be on (US only). All times EST.

Win “The Last Alliance”

Enter the contest at for a chance to win a Last Alliance busts set. There are 4 busts in the set; Elrond, King Elendil, Prince Isildur and Gil-galad.

The contest is open to e-newsletter members and the closing date is 10am (PST) on 30th December.

Mistakes of the Rings

The list of movie errors at has been updated and now includes some from the recently released extended edition of RotK.

The Ring Thing

Mail & Guardian Online report on The Ring Thing, a Swiss parody of The Lord of the Rings movies. Filmed in the mountains of Switzerland and featuring Edward Piccin as Friedo, the film is set to become the biggest Swiss box office hit of 2004.

UK residents – win a trip to New Zealand

For a chance to win a trip to New Zealand and a Lord of the Rings DVD platinum boxed gift set, enter the prize draw at

The closing date is 28th February

RotK wins BBC’s Film of the Year 2004

Over a year after its release, ‘The Return of the King’ is still winning awards! Viewers of the BBC‘s Film 2004 programme have voted it Film of the Year, in a shortlist that included ‘Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind’ and ‘Finding Neverland’.

Tolkien course – Richmond, UK

A course at Richmond Adult Community College, UK, entitled Tolkien in the 21st Century is aimed at, “Tolkien buffs interested in discussing and analysing the major literary themes in Tolkien’s major works, in print and film”. The 10 week course starts on 11th January and there are further details at