The Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis & Friends
The Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis and Friends at Taylor University seeks to facilitate and encourage the reading and study of C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Charles Williams, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Owen Barfield.
The focal point of the Center is the Brown Collection, located in the lower level of the Zondervan Library. The Brown Collection consists of first editions, letters, manuscripts, photographs, and other items relating to these authors. It is considered to be the third largest C.S. Lewis collection in the world. The Center also contains a replica of the pub where Lewis met with a group of friends who called themselves “The Inklings.”
The Center hosts a C.S. Lewis & Friends Society, the goal of which is to celebrate and discuss the lives of Lewis and related authors. The group meets from September to May, holding events throughout the school year.
The Center is open when classes are in session
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:30 - 4:30 pm,
with other times available by contacting us.
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Dr. Edwin Brown Dies
We are deeply saddened at the news of Dr. Ed Brown's death. Ed's wonderful collection of first editions and manuscripts of C. S. Lewis and Friends became the basis for the Lewis and Friends Society at Taylor University (which later became the Center for the Study of C. S. Lewis and Friends). He lived a long life, distinguished by his commitment to the field of medicine, to his Christian faith, to higher education, to his family, and, thankfully for us, to fellow readers of Lewis and friends. His life was exemplary, and we will treasure the memory of his friendship and the heritage he has entrusted to us. Read more about Ed Brown here.
A Celebration of Ed Brown's life will be held Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Aaron Ruben Nelson Mortuary, 11411 North Michigan Rd, at 11 am. Calling will be from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Legacy Bible Church, 14074 Trade Center Dr., #123, Fishers, IN 46038 or to The Center for the Study of CS Lewis & Friends at Taylor University, 236 W. Reade Ave. Upland, IN 46989. Friends may leave a memory of message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at www.arnmortuary.com