National Insect Week returns in 2020
Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 14:00 to 15:15
We all remember Tolkien’s oversized arachnoids: the spiders of Mirkwood, the terrifying Shelob, and the primevally evil Ungoliant. But did you know that Tolkien’s early poems show the tell-tale signs of Victorian entomology, and feature tiny, insect-like fairies (rather his later awe-inspiring Elves)?
Join us for a talk to explore Tolkien’s mini-beasts and giant insects, from his early work, to his best-loved novels, and from spiders, bumble-bees and butterflies to invented bugs like “hummerhorns” and “nekerbreekers”!
This event is part of The Story Museum's National Insect Week 'Insects Through the Looking-Glass' exhibition supported by the Royal Entomological Society, running June 16th - July 7th.
To attend this event please register in advance.