The Oxford Tolkien Society (also known as Taruithorn—the elvish name for Oxford) is a society dedicated to the appreciation of the works of the late Professor J. R. R. Tolkien, as well as science fiction and fantasy works in general—all while having fun and consuming a great deal of cake! We are a welcoming community and have weekly events throughout Oxford terms; our events are a mixture of speaker evenings, casual debates & discussions, creative & improv events, and various other social gatherings. All the important information including upcoming events can be found on our website ( All levels of knowledge and interest welcome!