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.
Monday, October 1, 2012
The plaque is here!
The plaque at 2 Darnley Road, West Park was unveiled by Dr Kersten Hall a visiting Fellow at the University of Leeds.
It was an honour to attend such an event and my thanks go out to everyone who helped make it happen.
Leeds Book Club
The Leeds Civic Trust
University of Leeds
Headingley Lit Fest
with Ian left holding the bag heh heh ;-)
The One Ring . Net
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