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Tolkien's first civilian job after World War I was at the ''Oxford English Dictionary'' (among others, he initiated the entries "wasp" and "walrus"). In 1920 he took up a post as Reader in English language at the University of Leeds, and in 1924 was made a professor there, but in 1925 he returned to Oxford as a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Pembroke College.   
 
Tolkien's first civilian job after World War I was at the ''Oxford English Dictionary'' (among others, he initiated the entries "wasp" and "walrus"). In 1920 he took up a post as Reader in English language at the University of Leeds, and in 1924 was made a professor there, but in 1925 he returned to Oxford as a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Pembroke College.   
  
Tolkien and Edith had four children: [[John Tolkien|John Francis Reuel]] ([[16 November|November 16]], [[1917]] - [[22 January|January 22]], [[2003]]), [[Michael Tolkien|Michael Hilary Reuel]] ([[22 October|October 22]], [[1920]] - [[27 February|February 27]],[[1984]]), [[Christopher Tolkien|Christopher John Reuel]] ([[21 November|November 21]], [[1924]]) and [[Priscilla Tolkien|Priscilla Anne Reuel]] ([[1929]]). Tolkien assisted Sir Mortimer Wheeler in the unearthing of a Roman Asclepieion at Lydney Park, Gloucestershire, in [[1928]].  During his time at Pembroke, Tolkien wrote ''[[The Hobbit]]'' and the first two volumes of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''. Of Tolkien's academic publications, the 1936 lecture "[[Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics]]" had a lasting influence on ''[[Beowulf (poem)|Beowulf]]'' research.
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Ya boi Jonathan McCaskill was here 2016 lolol.Tolkien and Edith had four children: [[John Tolkien|John Francis Reuel]] ([[16 November|November 16]], [[1917]] - [[22 January|January 22]], [[2003]]), [[Michael Tolkien|Michael Hilary Reuel]] ([[22 October|October 22]], [[1920]] - [[27 February|February 27]],[[1984]]), [[Christopher Tolkien|Christopher John Reuel]] ([[21 November|November 21]], [[1924]]) and [[Priscilla Tolkien|Priscilla Anne Reuel]] ([[1929]]). Tolkien assisted Sir Mortimer Wheeler in the unearthing of a Roman Asclepieion at Lydney Park, Gloucestershire, in [[1928]].  During his time at Pembroke, Tolkien wrote ''[[The Hobbit]]'' and the first two volumes of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''. Of Tolkien's academic publications, the 1936 lecture "[[Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics]]" had a lasting influence on ''[[Beowulf (poem)|Beowulf]]'' research.
  
 
In 1945, he moved to Merton College, Oxford, becoming the Merton Professor of English Language and Literature, in which post he remained until his retirement in 1959.  Tolkien completed ''The Lord of the Rings'' in 1948, close to a decade after the first sketches. During the 1950s, Tolkien spent many of his long academic holidays at the home of his son John Francis in Stoke-on-Trent.  
 
In 1945, he moved to Merton College, Oxford, becoming the Merton Professor of English Language and Literature, in which post he remained until his retirement in 1959.  Tolkien completed ''The Lord of the Rings'' in 1948, close to a decade after the first sketches. During the 1950s, Tolkien spent many of his long academic holidays at the home of his son John Francis in Stoke-on-Trent.  

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