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This year’s Pembroke Tolkien Lecture will be held at Pembroke College’s Pichette Auditorium at 7 pm on Friday, May 2nd. The lecture will be delivered by Adam Roberts, Professor of Nineteenth-century Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has published fourteen science fiction novels, the most recent of which are Jack Glass (Gollancz 2012), which won the BSFA and Campbell awards for best SF novel of the year; and Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea (Gollancz 2014; with Mahendra Singh). With his academic hat on, he has published articles and books on a range of topics including Tolkien. The Riddles of the Hobbit (Palgrave 2013) is the most recent.
The subject is ‘Tolkien and Women’, but Professor Roberts will also touch on the fantasy genre in general, as well as on his own work.
J.R.R. Tolkien was a professor and fellow at Pembroke College, Oxford, for twenty years, during which time he wrote The Hobbit and the majority of The Lord of the Rings.