Art & Culture

The World of J.R.R. Tolkien

This week we share with you articles about the great master of the rings of power and Middle Earth. Read and listen about the inspirations from mundane life which helped J. R. R. Tolkien write his famous stories.

1. Sean Organ interviews William Sherwood, the Education Secretary of the Tolkien Society, who discusses J.R.R. Tolkien’s life in Birmingham and South Africa and how it influenced the creation of the iconic stories of the Lord of the Rings. Is it true that architecture and countryside from some of these places served as a prototype for various elements in the world-famous stories?

Listen to the conversation to find out more.

2. “The real man has been forgotten and his place has been taken by puppets, which are nothing more than echoes of true masculinity.”

Miguel Sepulveda explores how Tolkien’s characters can be an antidote to toxic masculinity and a source of aspiration for men.

3. Let Sean Organ be your guide through J.R.R. Tolkien’s life. What love and loss stories filled the famous author’s life and how were they reflected in his writing?

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