21 October 2017
TOLKIEN CENTENARY DAY AT THE DENNISON CENTRE
Are you a Tolkien fan? Are you interested in the First World War or History of Medicine? Did you know that Tolkien was a patient in a building that’s now part of the University of Hull campus?
The Dennison Centre at the University of Hull will be hosting a day of talks and historical reconstructions to commemorate the time spent in 1917 by J.R.R.Tolkien at what was then the British Red Cross Brooklands Officers’ Hospital during World War I. Tolkien was staying nearby at Thirtle Bridge, Roos, recovering from trench fever, but spent two periods of convalescence at Brooklands. The local landscape inspired the setting for his tale of Berien and Luthien.
The Tolkien Day (free of charge) will be based around the theme of Tolkien and the Great War, and include talks by Michael Flowers, Tom Shippey, and Rosemary Wall. There will also be a first aid re-enactment, images and information about local WWI hospitals, and activities for children.
Children are very welcome but ADULTS will need to accompany their children during the children’s activities.
Light refreshments will be available.
Opening Hours: 10.00-3.30 Free of charge; all welcome but booking is required.
To book online http://libcal.hull.ac.uk/event/3289277
Enquiries to Professor Valerie Sanders: V.R.Sanders@hull.ac.uk
Thank you for funding and/or support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, British Red Cross and the University of Hull’s English Donation Fund.