Springmoot is held each April on the weekend of the The Tolkien Society’s AGM. The meeting itself only takes up a few hours on the Saturday afternoon, and is followed in the evening by the semi-formal Annual Dinner featuring a talk from a Guest Speaker and the announcement of The Tolkien Society Awards.
Springmoot takes place in a different location each year, often organised by members of a local smial. It usually begins with an innmoot (eating, drinking, and chatting in a local pub) on the Friday evening, and often ends with an organised tour of the town or local heritage site on the Sunday morning.
The Guest Speaker’s talk is often the highlight of the weekend for members. It is usually delivered by a Tolkien scholar, publisher, or artist. Past speakers include Tom Shippey, Priscilla Tolkien, Michael Tolkien, Brian Sibley, Rayner Unwin, and Ted Nasmith.
Each year we strive to stick with this high calibre history of speakers.
Springmoot 2022 will be held at the Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel in Exeter from Friday 8th until Sunday 10th April 2022, with The Tolkien Society AGM and Annual Dinner on Saturday 9th April.
About the weekend
Springmoot is held each April on the weekend of The Tolkien Society’s Annual General Meeting. This year, it is being held in Exeter for the first time.
The weekend will begin with an Innmoot at The Mill on the Exe (Bonhay Road, Exeter, EX4 3AB) from 19:00 until 23:00. Food is available at the pub; pre-order arrangements pending but you can check out their Menu.
The AGM itself will start at 15:00 on the Saturday afternoon, and may only be attended by members of The Tolkien Society.
The semi-formal Annual Dinner will be held later that evening at 19:00 for 19:30. While there is no formal dress code for the Annual Dinner, many of the members attending chose to wear formal attire up to and including Black Tie. Nick Groom will be our Guest Speaker.…. See the full listing here.
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