Click below for a short Granada Television report on St.Mary’s Hall children at Stonyhurst College in Lancashire enjoying a second Hobbits’ breakfast – at the place where Tolkien wrote some of The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings – and where two of his sons lived or taught. The other links take you to a talk and power point presentation on Tolkien’s connections with the Ribble Valley and the influence of his Catholic faith on his books and his relationship with C.S.Lewis.
Tolkien Liverpool 2011 final copy
And …a trailer for The Hobbit (2012) movie:
For the Uyghurs, Genocide is a word which dares not speak its name. For the sake of women like Rahima Mahmut, Gulzira Auelkhan, Sayragul Sauytbay, and Ruqiye Perhat – whose heart-breaking, shocking, stories are recorded here – it’s time that the crime of genocide was given definition in the UK. On January 19th Parliament can use its voice and speak that name – insisting on justice for victims of Genocide and refusing to make tawdry trade deals with those responsible for the crime above all crimes.
For the Uyghurs Genocide is a word which dares...