W.P. Ker Lecture
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The W.P. Ker lecture was a yearly lecture at the University of Glasgow. It is now a full lectureship. It was instated in 1938 in honour of William Paton Ker, of whom Tolkien spoke with reverence in The Monsters and the Critics.
On various websites with a "Tolkien Timeline" (a selection:), the date of this lecture is incorrectly given as 1933 (or "circa 1933"). It seems to be based on a misreading and ignorant copy-pasting. Only one site cites a source, William Ready's The Tolkien Relation, in which it is recorded erronously.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 135, note 2
- ↑ William Ready, The Tolkien Relation, page 22: "He gave the W.P. Ker lecture at Glasgow University in 1933..."