1. Tolkien's Tree - the collapse of the black pine at the Oxford Botanic Garden


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    For just over two hundred centuries the black pine, Pinus nigra, has inspired countless visitors to the Oxford Botanic Garden. Amongst those inspired were Phillip Pulman, who featured the Garden and black pine in his Dark Materials Trilogy, and JRR Tolkien, whose favourite tree was said to be this one. On July 26th, 2014 the black pine, having endured many extremes of weather, dropped two large branches on a still, sunny day. The damage was so severe that the only option for the Garden was to fell the tree and this task was given to Heritage Tree Services. This film shows the tree over the last few years in its full glory followed by a time-lapse film of Heritage Trees at work. It is a sad event but the Garden aims to celebrate the tree in a number of ways using the timber for a number of creative projects. For more information keep an eye on the Garden website and also that of the Tolkien Society.

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    • Themes in Lord of the Rings I


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      In this lecture, we explore the literary and theological themes in Lord of the Rings.

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      • Chesterton and The Hobbit VOD


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        Joseph Pearce delivers "Chesterton and The Hobbit" at the 32nd Annual Chesterton Conference held at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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        • The Fellowship of the Ring, Chapter 1, A Long-Expected Party


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          You can find the FULL list of videos I've completed thus far for my LotR video project here: http://planetevans.zapto.org (Click on "FOTR VIDS" at the top of the page) The tldr description: these videos are audio mash-ups of the 1981 BBC LotR dramatization and Robert Inglis' audiobook, storyboarded with various artwork/video games/maps/etc. from various artists/designers honoring Tolkien's stories. The lengthy description: go to http://planetevans.zapto.org and click on "About these videos." The tldr reason for these videos: frustration with previous LotR productions and their incomplete/inaccurate nature. The lengthy reason: go to http://planetevans.zapto.org and click on "About these videos." Yes, I am asking for donations to complete this video playlist (i.e.: the remaining LotR trilogy chapters). Go http://planetevans.zapto.org to see how you can help. The tldr justification for requesting donations: as much as I enjoy making them, these videos are time consuming enough to go through a system or two, and/or require hardware replacement. The lengthy justification for requesting donations: go to http://planetevans.zapto.org and click on "Why donate?" These videos are non-profit (not for sale), posted for free Internet usage under the fair use doctrine of United States copyright law, and, no, asking for donations to be (only somewhat) reimbursed for the time and resources required to create them is NOT illegal. Video Sources (in no particular order): Rob Inglis and Recorded Books, The 1990 Unabridged Audio Book Version of the Lord of the Rings BBC Radio, The 1981 Broadcast and Dramatization of the Lord of the Rings Karen Wynn Fonstad, The Atlas of Middle Earth John Howe, john-howe.com Alan Lee, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Lee_(illustrator) Ted Nasmith, tednasmith.mymiddleearth.com Inger Edelfeldt, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inger_Edelfeldt Matt Stewart, matthew-stewart.com Hauke Steinberg, HaukeSteinberg.com Lord of the Rings Online, lotro.com sweetnothingsbj.blogspot.com Green Dragon Inn. Hardraw. Pennine Way, Yorkshire, travelblog.org Michael Kaluta, kaluta.com Igor Kordej, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igor_Kordey Andrew Hildebrand, drewbrand.deviantart.com Maddie Chambers-Brindley, madshobbithole.wordpress.com/ flickr.com/photos/mmarsupilami perthnow.com.au Chrissy's A. Muse, flickr.com/photos/chrissysamuse flickr.com/photos/theguru1 Jef Murray, JefMurray.com End Credits Music by... Mahavishnu Orchestra Album: Apocalypse "Smile of the Beyond" and of course The Master Himself J. R. R. Tolkien whose stories inspired so many imaginations...

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          • Lecture 13: Silmarillion II


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            In this lecture we pick up the second half of our talks on the Silmarillion.

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            • The Whiteleaved Oak (extract from the film 'Welcome Home, a movie about him')


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              The whiteleaved oak tree grows in Whiteleaved Oak at the southern end of the Malvern Hills where the boundaries of Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire meet. It's thought to be 400 to 500 years old. Druids and the spiritually inclined have venerated whiteleaved oaks in the area for more than 2000 years. The name comes from the original whiteleaved oak whose variegated leaves were caused by a chimera of cell lines - one of them being white. Present trees have leaves dusted with the white powdery fungus Microsphaera alphitoides. The area was the stamping ground for composer Sir Edward Elgar, and authors CS Lewis who wrote The Chronicals of Narnia and JRR Tolkein who wrote Lord of the Rings. The whiteleaved oak has welcomed many spiritually challenged visitors including: dowsers, druids, celts, faeries, Rainbow Warriors, Native American Indians, Extra Terrestrial Ambassadors, Mayan astrologers, and the SAS.

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              • Trailer 1 "Estelcon Mithlond 2004 The Movie"


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                • Lecture 12: Silmarillion I


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                  In this lecture we look at the theology of Tolkien's Silmarillion.

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                  • Lecture 19: Til We Have Faces


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                    In this lecture we discuss Lewis' last fictional work, 'Til We Have Faces'.

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                    • Lecture 11: Tolkien Life II


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                      The lecture continues our look at the life of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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