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Notion Club

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The Notion Club was a literary discussion group based in Oxford.

In 2012, Howard Green, a School Clerk, found a disordered bundle of papers on the top of one of a number of sacks of waste paper in the basement of the Examination Schools at Oxford. They were loosely tied with a red string and on the outer sheet was inscribed in large Lombardic capitals: NOTION CLUB PAPERS. Later, it was discovered that the papers reported approximately one hundred meetings of a certain discussion group. The meetings took place between c. 1980 and 1990, and Lowdham was one of its members.[1]

During those meetings, many of the members reported having strange dreams, in which it seemed to them that they travelled through space or time.[2][3] During a meeting that took place on 12 June, 1987, labeled Night 67, a great storm hit England, and strange clouds in the shapes of eagles hovered above Oxford.[4] After that night, Alwin Arundel Lowdham and Wilfrid Trewin Jeremy, went missing and were only later heard from by a letter where it was found that they were on a journey across the country.[5] and returned to Oxford just one day before the next meeting, which took place on 25 September, 1987.[6]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part Two: The Notion Club Papers: Foreword and List of Members"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part Two: The Notion Club Papers Part One"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part Two: The Notion Club Papers Part Two"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part Two: The Notion Club Papers Part Two", "Night 67"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part Two: The Notion Club Papers Part Two", "Night 68"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part Two: The Notion Club Papers Part Two", "Night 69"