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The Society

The Society was a dining club associated with the University of Oxford. J.R.R. Tolkien became a member in Hilary Term 1935 and attended most dinners until moving from Oxford.[1]

The papers (including manuscripts by Tolkien) of the Society are held at the Bodleian Library.[2]



  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: II. Reader's Guide, p. 962
  2. "Catalogue of papers of The Society, University of Oxford", Bodleian Library (accessed 16 January 2012)