– Caleb Godin, staff

The works of J.R.R Tolkien came to life Laurier Brantford last Friday.

Students enrolled in the Tolkien and Fantasy course exhibited projects celebrating Tolkien’s legendary series, “The Lord of The Rings.”

Students were able to relate to Tolkien’s works through a variety of topics including anthropology, military history, and music.

Ashley Mahar, a student in the class says that the event the upcoming Tolkien movie made the project interesting.

“It’s an interest we all share, especially now with the Hobbit coming out soon,” said Mahar. “Interests are peaked.

The foyer of the Research & Academic Centre East wing was lined with exhibits on display for not just students, but members of the community as well.

Another Tolkien and Fantasy student, Yasmine Boyd said that, “I feel that she [Shelly Beal] allowed the public to attend so that they can see what we have been learning and taking away from Tolkien and maybe add some of what they know into the mix.”

Yasmine added that the professor  was trying to make “noise” with the brand new course here at Laurier Brantford.

Joseph Brannan, an audience member and student at Laurier Brantford described the event as, “pretty cool, I think there should be even more emphasis on the works as opposed to the movies.”

J.R.R Tolkien is now famous for  “The Lord of The Rings” book series, and its prologue, “The Hobbit”.

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