J.R.R. Tolkien CBE held his first full academic position as Reader in English Language at Leeds in 1920. His academic career in Leeds was short, only 5 years, but when he left to take up the Rawlinson and Bosworth Chair of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, he was already a Professor of English. During his time in Leeds he collaborated on a new edition of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and in 1924 Tolkien and his growing family moved to 2 Darnley Road, West Park.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Recent spot on BBC Radio Leeds
BBC Radio Leeds: Breakfast program An item on the Darnley Road Blue Plaque from the 28/10/11 (clip is time limited) Many thanks to the Leeds Book Club! (The piece is 1hr 48mins into the program)