Tolkien's Oxford

This is a set of photos of places in Oxford associated with the life of J.R.R. Tolkien.

The original copy of these pages is at There are mirrors of these pages at (Sweden) and (USA). The mirrors may well not be as up-to-date as the original version, but it does not get changed very often.

See also:
The Tolkien's Birmingham pages
The Tolkien Society
Taruithorn, the Oxford Tolkien Society

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on the 3rd of January 1892 in Bloemfontein in South Africa. In 1895 his mother brought him and his brother to England for a holiday, during which his father died. He was brought up in Birmingham by his mother, who became a Roman Catholic. He started school at King Edward's in 1900. In 1904 his mother died. In one of the houses he and his brother lodged in after that, he met Edith Bratt who was also an orphan, who he married later, in 1916. He finished school in 1911 and was accepted by Exeter College, Oxford.

A map of central Oxford
Exeter College
50 St John's St
Old Ashmolean Building
Pembroke College
22 Northmoor Rd
20 Northmoor Rd
St Aloysius
St Gregory's
The Bird and Baby
New Building's, Magdalen College
Addison's Walk
Examination Schools
Radcliffe Camera
Merton College
3 Manor Rd
99 Holywell Street
76 Sandfield Rd
21 Merton St
Pinus Nigra
Tolkien's Grave
The Two Trees

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