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The Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis & Friends

Welcome!

Please check out Announcements for information on past, present and future events and Center activities. 

February brings the beginning of Taylor's spring semester and new events for the Center! 

  • Friday Teas: Students, staff, faculty and community members are welcome at 4 pm on most Fridays in the Rice Lounge, which is on the lower level of Zondervan Library. Please see our Announcement page for more information about our Friday Teas.

  • The Center is sponsoring a Lord of the Rings Movie Marathon for the Taylor community in early Feb. Tolkien's epic will keep our audience captivated into the early hours! 

  • The Community School for the Arts in Marion is putting on a production of Lewis's The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Feb. 3, 4, and 5. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at csa-marion.com or at the doors (price increases $2). We are glad to support this production of Lewis's first Narnia masterpiece. 

  • Our Director, Dr. Joe Ricke is teaching a spring course called "Lewis & the Inklings" to a full slate of students. This follows an excellent J-term course on Narnia.

  • We will host a guest speaker on campus for our Lewis Chapel on April 24 - more information coming soon.

  • Grandparents of Taylor students are invited to our Open House on Friday, April 28 from 1-4:30.  

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 David L. Neuhouser

David L. Neuhouser


In Memory of Dr. Edwin Brown

Dr. Ed 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.