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

The Lewis Center promotes the integration of faith, scholarship, and the imagination as modeled by a group of British writers we identify as “C.S. Lewis and Friends.”




Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events: 2019-2020



Events at the Lewis Center


Fall 2019

Friday Teas take place from 4:00PM-5:00PM in Zondervan Library 142.
Socratic Clubs take place from 4:00PM-5:00PM in Ayres Courtroom
Lewis Chapel takes place from 10:00AM-10:50AM in Rediger Chapel/Audiorium in Boren Campus Center

*All are welcome at any Lewis event

  • August 30 Friday Tea "Tea, Biscuits, and the Smell of Old Books" by Ashley Chu and Dr. Dan King, Taylor University
  • September 6 Friday Tea "The Great Divorce: Hell, Heaven, and How to be Good" by Dr. Joe Ricke, Taylor University
  • September 13 Friday Tea "Lewis and Ireland" by Elizabeth Hartmann and Sarah Davis, Taylor University students
  • September 20 Friday Tea "C.S. Lewis and the Spiritual Classics" by Isaiah Swain, Taylor University student
  • September 27 SOCRATIC CLUB  "Contemporary Evangelicalism in an Historical Context" by Dr. Philip Goff, IUPUI
  • October 4 Homecoming Lecture  The Peculiar Vocation of the Christian Intellectual" by Dr. Joe Ricke, Taylor University
  • October 4-5  Homecoming Open House
  • October 11 No Tea, Fall Break
  • October 18 SOCRATIC CLUB “Divided by a Common Jesus? British and American Evangelicalism" by Dr. Martin Spence, Cornerstone University
  • October 25 Friday Tea "October in the Chair: An Introduction to Neil Gaiman" by Dr. Aaron Housholder, Taylor University
  • November 1 Friday Tea "Hiking and Holiness: an Inkling Walk on All Saints Day"
  • November 8 Friday Tea "Tolkien and Andrew Lang: Versions of Faerie" by Emily Pawloski, Taylor University student
  • November 15 Friday Tea "In Remembrance: Faith, Doubt, and the Great War" by Dr. Elizabeth George, Taylor University 
  • November 22 SOCRATIC CLUB
  • November 29 No Tea, Thanksgiving Break
  • December 6 Friday Tea "The Lewis Brothers' War on 'Xmas':" by Kendra Smalley, Taylor University


Spring/Summer 2020

  • June 3 Young Inklings Pre-Conference
  • June 4-7 Lewis & Friends Colloquium

Lewis Center Special Events

Lewis Center Special Events


About Events


The Center, however, is more than a museum. Or, perhaps, it is the best kind of museum, offering learners of all ages and backgrounds exciting opportunities for engagement, such as:

  • Seminar classes on the works of C. S. Lewis, Dorothy L. Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien,  and other authors;
  • Weekly “Lewis Teas” which feature refreshments, fellowship, and scholarly and creative presentations in the spirit of the Inklings;
  • Monthly “Socratic Club” lectures on intellectually stimulating topics relevant to our mission;
  • Special one-off events such as concerts, films, and visiting speakers;
  • An annual “Lewis Chapel” in the Taylor University Chapel series;
  • Scheduled tours of the Center and opportunities to view the collections, as well as other events both educational and inspirational.