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The Oratory School

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The Oratory School is Roman Catholic independent boarding school in Woodcote, Oxfordshire. Michael and Christopher Tolkien were pupils there in the 1930s when it was located in Caversham in Berkshire.[1] Michael was later a master at the school and when staying with him J.R.R. Tolkien occasionally covered lessons for absent teachers.

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 16, (dated 3 October 1937)