Having been a Green Badge guide in Oxford for over 6 years, JRR Tolkien has become very much part of my every day life!
I was thrilled when I learnt that there was to be a new movie on his life. It is always helpful to be able to see something played out on screen!
So last weekend I took myself of to the cinema to see #Tolkienmovie with great excitement!
The movie focuses on Tolkien’s time as a young adult. From the loss of his mother and the time he spent in a boarding house. During the time he met the love of his life, Edith Bratt. It also very much focussed on the formation of the ‘TCBS’ (the Tea Club and Barrovian Society’ of which Tolkien was a member.
I enjoyed the movie particularly seeing the Oxford locations (some of which I had seen being filmed back in November 2017) although I do feel it may have stretched the truth on occasion!
During the peak summer months of May, June and July (with possible extension beyond) we are operating CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien tours in Oxford. These are scheduled to operate every Saturday at 2.30pm.
Starting from The Eagle and Child (the pub strongly associated with The Inklings) and will weave through the streets of Oxford. At the end the tour will visit inside Magdalen college (entry included but subject to availability). There was a brief scene from the movie filmed inside Magdalen.
As with the majority of our tours, we keep numbers small to ensure the very best experience. Book early!
Below are some pictures taken of the filming during November 2017 – come and discover them with us!
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