HeightsCast | An Epic Education: Tolkien in The Heights Curriculum
HEIGHTSCAST An Epic Education: Tolkien in The Heights Curriculum

This week on HeightsCast, we listen to an excerpt from Tom Cox’s Heights Lecture on the virtues exhibited by Samwise Gamgee from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, and how the study of this stouthearted hobbit is important in the formation of a middle school student.


Born and raised in Southern California, Tom Cox attended Hillsdale College in Michigan. After college, he went on an 18,000 mile road-trip exploring America and, while touring the country with his barbershop quartet, was offered this job at The Heights. Four years, two broken ankles, and one wedding later, he is enjoying life in Northern Virginia with his wife, Nicole, and three daughters. When he isn’t speaking, reading, or writing Greek and Latin, he enjoys reading, hiking, swing dancing, and spending time with family and friends.