Tour of C.S. Lewis’s Belfast and Oxford 2015

 

Friends and staff of the C.S. Lewis Institute traveled to Belfast and Oxford to celebrate the life and legacy of Christian apologist, disciple, and writer C.S. Lewis. While there, they explored the birthplace, land, culture, and faith of this gifted follower of Jesus Christ with guided tours of C.S. Lewis’s Belfast and Oxford and teachings on C.S. Lewis – his life and thought - by world-renowned Lewis experts Dr. Michael Ward, Sandy Smith, and C.S. Lewis Institute Staff.

 

Dr. Michael Ward is Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, Professor of Apologetics at HBU, and a writer and speaker. He is the author of Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis (Oxford University Press) and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis (Cambridge University Press). He presented the BBC television documentary, The Narnia Code, directed by BAFTA-winning film-maker, Norman Stone. Michael studied English at Oxford, Theology at Cambridge, and has a Ph.D. from St Andrews. Between 1996 and 1999 he was Warden of The Kilns, Lewis's Oxford home.

Alexander "Sandy" Smith is an author from East Belfast, Northern Ireland. He graduated with an honors degree in Engineering at Queen’s University, Belfast, in 1973. Afterwards, Sandy worked for several years as a Consulting Engineer in Belfast, and after completing a master’s degree took a lecturing post at the University of Ulster. When he retired from the Northern Ireland Civil Service as Director General of the International Fund for Ireland, Sandy continued to pursue a lifelong interest in the work of C.S. Lewis. In recent years, his popular lecture tours, following in the footsteps of C.S. Lewis around Belfast, have intrigued growing numbers of international visitors to the city. He is the author of C.S. Lewis and the Island of His Birth.

Date: June 27th- July 5th 2015. 

 
       
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