Master of Middle-Earth: Tolkien and the Anglo-Saxons (Ticketed) FULL

Thursday 05 May 2016
Talk begins at 6.30pm. Refreshments at 6pm.

The talk

The works of J.R.R. Tolkien are loved the world over. When not exploring Middle-Earth, Tolkien was an Oxford don whose specialism was the culture of Anglo-Saxon England and Old English literature. Many of the themes Tolkien used in creating his fantasy world seem familiar to us because they are drawn from early English myth, legend and history. We will explore some of the points of contact between Middle Earth and the early Middle Ages.

The speaker

Steve Pollington has been writing about the Old English language and the Anglo-Saxons for more than twenty years. He has collaborated on numerous radio and television projects, most recently providing the voice of the Chronicle for Michael Wood’s BBC series King Alfred and the Anglo-Saxons.

Participant information

All talks start at 6.30pm, last for about 1–1½ hours, with tea, coffee & cake available between 6pm-6.30pm in Crawley Hall.


£12 per person, £10 for Museum Friends, £5 for Weald & Downland Museum volunteers


To book call 01243 811021 or download our booking form here.