It seems that J.R.R. Tolkien contributed two poems to a school magazine in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, back when he was an professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford.
The First is an early version of a poem that later appeared in The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, while the other is a Christmas poem, set in a landscape not unlike Middle Earth.
The discovery was made when the US Tolkien scholar Wayne Hammond . The Guardian has a full run down of how this came about and a few quotes.
The school is now planning to show the poems at an exhibition about its history.
Stephen Oliver Headteacher says:
“Both poems are very atmospheric and imbued with an air of mystery. I was very moved when I first read them,”