The J.R.R. Tolkien Lectures on Fantasy Literature, an annual series on fantasy, sci-fi, and other speculative fiction

If you’re interested in reading or writing SF&F, do find the time to check out The J.R.R. Tolkien Lectures on Fantasy Literature, an annual series on fantasy, sci-fi, and other speculative fiction, held at Pembroke College, Oxford.

The Pembroke College MCR generously make videos and podcasts of these lectures available here.

2023: Maria Dahvana Headley, author – ‘Tell Me A Story.’
2022: Rebecca F. Kuang, author and academic – ‘Goodness, Beauty, and Truth: The Value of Art in Times of Crisis.‘
2021: Guy Gavriel Kay, author – ‘Just Enough Light: Some Thoughts on Fantasy and Literature.’
2020: Panel Discussion: Fantasy in Times of Crisis
2019: Marlon James, author and academic – ‘Our Myths, Our Selves.’
2018: Victoria E. Schwab, author – ‘In Search of Doors.’ 
2017: Susan Cooper, author – ‘A Catch of the Breath’
2016: Terri Windling, author, editor, and artist – ‘Tolkien’s Long Shadow: Reflections on Fantasy Literature in the Post-Tolkien Era.’
2015: Lev Grossman, author and journalist – ‘Fear and Loathing in Aslan’s Land.’
2014: Adam Roberts, author and academic – ‘Tolkien and Women.’
2013: Kij Johnson, author and academic – ‘Inaugural Pembroke Lecture on Fantasy Literature in Honour of J.R.R. Tolkien.’