Important events of 2012 include Tolkien Reading Day, the 75th anniversary of The Hobbit, and the release of Sir Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but the highlight for many fans from across the world will be The Return of the Ring – a 5-day event at Loughborough University this summer celebrating J.R.R. Tolkien’s life, works and subsequent adaptations.
Commenting, The Tolkien Society’s Education Secretary Ian Collier said, “Tolkien Reading Day on the 25th March is set to be bigger and better than ever with thousands of people around the world participating in this unique act of recognition of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Tolkien Reading Day kicks off a truly fantastic year which includes the release of the first Hobbit film and The Return of the Ring.”
For more information about Tolkien Reading Day visit: http://www.tolkiensociety.org/ed/tolkienreadingday_2012.html. You can find out more about The Tolkien Society and The Return of the Ring by visiting http://www.tolkiensociety.organd http://www.returnofthering.org.