The Oxford Magazine

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The Oxford Magazine is a review magazine and newspaper published in Oxford, England.[1] It was established in 1883 and published weekly during Oxford University terms.[1]

Contributors included: J.R.R. Tolkien,[2] whose character Tom Bombadil, who later featured in The Lord of the Rings, first appeared in the magazine around 1933. A joint poem by C. S. Lewis and Owen Barfield called "Abecedarium Philosophicum" was published on the 30th November 1933.[3]

It now functions "as a commentator on university affairs",[4] that is, an independent forum where members of Congregation can debate academic policy. While it is distributed along with the Oxford University Gazette, it often carries articles critical of the University's leadership.

It should not be confused with Oxford Magazine or In Oxford Magazine, both commercial listings/shopping magazines covering the City of Oxford.

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Oxford Magazine.
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Oxford English School", The Oxford Magazine, Vol. 48, No 21, 29 May 1930. Oxonian Press, Oxford.
  3. Diana Pavlac Glyer. The Company They Keep: C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien as Writers in Community. Kent, Ohio. The Kent State University Press. 2007. 139.
  4. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature Volume XIV Ch. V § 5: The Oxford Magazine