The Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis & Friends
Please check out Announcements for information on past, present and future events and Center activities.
On Friday, December 2 at 4 pm, we will have a visit from Father Christmas! Over cookies, tea and hot chocolate, we will enjoy Tolkien's The Father Christmas Letters and Narnia's visit from Father Christmas, ensuring the promise that "Aslan is on the move." You are welcome to join us!
We are pleased to help promote the 20th annual CSLIS conference, April 6-8, 2017 at Oral Roberts University. Their keynote speakers are Philip and Carol Zaleski! Please go to our Announcements page for a link to more information.
HOLD THE DATE: Here at Taylor, the 11th Frances W. Ewbank Colloquium on C.S. Lewis & Friends will be in a year and a half, May 31-June 3, 2018! Watch for a Call for Papers next fall.
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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 is open when classes are in session
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:00AM - 2:30PM,
with other times available by contacting us.
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In Memory of Dr. Edwin Brown
Dr. Ed Brown'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.