Oxford, United Kingdom In the footsteps of JRR Tolkien Mini Guide by Katie Green

Tolkien arrived in Oxford in 1911 to study English literature and lived there all his life.

source: Triposo

 
This is the pub where Tolkien, C.S Lewis and other Inklings went for a pint. Still a great option.

The Eagle and Child

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source: Triposo

 
Exeter College is the fourth oldest college of the University - but more importantly it's where JRR went in 1911. Unsurprisingly, Tolkein read English Language at University.

Exeter College

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A Blue Plaque indicates where Tolkien wrote the Hobbit and the first two parts of the Lord of the Ring. He moved to no. 20 in the same street in the 1930s and that's where he finished the trilogy.

Tolkien's Home

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source: Triposo

 
Oone of the oldest libraries in Europe (opened in 1602, based on the collection of Thomas Bodley), holds an important collection of Tolkien manuscripts.

Bodleian Library

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source: Triposo

 
In 1925 Tolkien was elected Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon. This post is connected with Pembroke College.

Pembroke College

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source: Triposo

 
From 1945 to 1959 JRR Tolkien was Professor of English Language and Literature at Merton College.

Merton College

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source: Triposo

 
The Inklings met in the Lamb & Flag on a regular basis - you may also recognize it from inspector Morse. It's just across the street from the Eagle & Child.

Lamb & Flag

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source: Triposo

 
Let's end our tour here, and bring some flowers, because Tolkien and is wife Edith were buried here.

Wolvercote Cemetery

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