Event Archives

Below, please find a list of our events, with some links to their archived program pages. Please also visit our YouTube channel to watch videos recorded at many these past events.

2020

DatesEventThemeLocation
November 12-14, 2020C.S. Lewis Virtual SummitDeeper Magic: C.S. Lewis & the Serious Business of Heaven.Online / Zoom Webinar
Monthly, July through DecemberC.S. Lewis College WebinarsVarious webinars, scheduled on a monthly basis. Posted to YouTubeOnline / Zoom Webinar

2019

DatesEventThemeLocation
February 22-23C.S. Lewis Conference & Faculty ForumThrough the Window to the Garden: C.S. Lewis & the Recovery of Virtue. Celebrating the 75th anniversary of The Abolition of ManKellogg West Center, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, California
Week 1: July 6-12
Week 2: July 14-20
2019 C.S. Lewis Summer Seminars Oxford, England
November 15-17The C.S. Lewis Retreat 2019

The Joyful Journey: Lewis, Tolkien, & the Creative Power of Friendship

Camp Allen, Navasota, Texas

2018

DatesEventLocation
Week 1: July 14-20
Week 2: July 22-28
2018 C.S. Lewis Summer SeminarsOxford, England

2017

DatesEventThemeLocation
July 24 – August 3Oxbridge 2017 Summer InstituteIrrigating Deserts & Cultivating Gardens: Pursuing Calling with Purpose and HopeOxford and Cambridge, England

2016

DatesEventThemeLocation
July 8 – 10C.S. Lewis
Summer Conference
Faith, Freedom, & the Public SquareUniversity of
Massachusetts, Amherst
July 16 – 22C.S. Lewis Summer Seminars – Week 1The Life Journey of C.S. LewisOxford, England
July 24 – 30C.S. Lewis Summer Seminars – Week 2The Life Journey of C.S. LewisOxford, England

2015

DatesEventsThemeLocation
Oct. 30 –
Nov. 1
The C.S. Lewis RetreatOf This & Other Worlds:
C.S. Lewis & the Call of Deep Heaven
Camp Allen,
Navasota, Texas
July 11-17C.S. Lewis Summer SeminarsThe Enduring Legacy of C.S. LewisThe Kilns,
Oxford, England
July 19-25C.S. Lewis Summer SeminarsThe Enduring Legacy of C.S. LewisThe Kilns,
Oxford, England

2014

DatesEventsThemeLocation
July 21 – 31The C.S. Lewis Summer Institute (“Oxbridge 2014”)Reclaiming the Virtues: Human Flourishing in the 21st CenturyOxford and Cambridge, England

2013

DatesEventsThemeLocation
June 21-23C.S. Lewis Summer ConferenceLiving the Legacy:
The Vision, Voice, and Vocation of C.S. Lewis
University of San Diego
San Diego, CA
July 6-12Summer Seminars at The Kilns Oxford, England
July 14-20Summer Seminars at The Kilns Oxford, England
 Nov. 8-10 C.S. Lewis Fall ConferenceThe Forge of Friendship:
Tolkien, Lewis, & the Creative Impulse
Houston, Texas

2012

DatesEventsThemeLocation
Nov. 9-11The C.S. Lewis RetreatChoosing Heaven:
Eternity in the Here & Now
Camp Allen,
Navasota,
Texas

2011

DatesEventsThemeLocation
June 5 – 11,
June 12 – 18
Vacation with a Purpose  Northfield,
Massachusetts
July 2 – 8,
July 10 – 16

Summer Seminars-in-Residence
at The Kilns

 Oxford,
England
July 26 – Aug. 3Oxbridge 2011 Summer InstituteParadigms of Hope:
Transcending Chaos & Transforming Culture

Oxford &
Cambridge,
England

Oct. 27 – 302011 Southwest Regional Retreat &
Writers Workshop
Fling Wide the Gates:
C.S. Lewis & the Pursuit of Joy

Camp Allen,
Navasota, Texas

2010

DatesEventsThemeLocation
July 10 – 16,
July 18-24, &
July 1 – Aug 6

Summer Seminars-in-Residence
at The Kilns

 Oxford,
England
July 11 – 17,
July 18-24 &
July 25-31

Vacation with a Purpose

 Northfield,
Massachusetts
Oct 29 – 31Southwest Regional Retreat & Writers Workshop

Retreat: The Weight of Glory:
Reflections on Longing & Belonging

Camp Allen,
Navasota, Texas

Oct 29 – 31Southwest Regional Retreat & Writers Workshop

Workshop: Writing Past the Watchful Dragons

Camp Allen,
Navasota, Texas

 

2009

DatesEventsThemeLocation
July 11 – 17,
July 19-25, &
Aug 1 – 7
Summer Seminars-in-Residence
at The Kilns
 Oxford,
England
Oct 29 – 31Southwest Regional Retreat
& Writers Workshop
Retreat: The Company We Keep:
Creativity & Community with C.S. Lewis & the Inklings
Camp Allen,
Navasota, Texas
Oct 29 – 31Southwest Regional Retreat
& Writers Workshop
Workshop: More Than A Hobby:
Letting Community Take Your Creativity to a New Level
Camp Allen,
Navasota, Texas

2008

DatesEventsThemeLocation
July 5 – 11, &
July 13 – 19
Summer Seminars-in-Residence
at The Kilns
 Oxford,
England
July 28 – Aug. 8Oxbridge 2008 Summer InstituteThe Self and the Search for MeaningOxford & Cambridge,
England
Oct 31 – Nov 2Southwest Regional RetreatRedeeming the Time:
Overcoming “Screwtape” in our Everyday Lives
Camp Allen,
Navasota, Texas

2007

DatesEventsThemeLocation
June 28 – July 1Summer ConferenceFinding the Way: C.S. Lewis
as Pilgrim Guide in a Pluralistic Age
First United Methodist Church
& Univ. of San
Diego, San Diego, CA
July 7 – 13,
July 15 – 21, &
July 28 – Aug 3
Summer Seminars-in-Residence
at The Kilns
C.S. Lewis: Reason and ImaginationOxford,
England
Sep. 15Southeast Regional ConferenceFaith Set Free: C.S. Lewis
and the Quest for Joy
Belmont Univ.,
Nashville, TN
Oct. 5 – 6National Faculty ForumThe Crisis of the University:
Freedom, Tolerance,
and the Pursuit of Truth
Univ. of Colorado
at Boulder,
Boulder, CO
Nov. 9 – 11Southwest Regional RetreatSeas, Islands, and Solid Ground:
Navigating the False Infinites with C.S. Lewis
Camp Allen,
Navasota, TX

2006

DatesEventsThemeLocation
July 7 – 16Summer InstituteLove Among the Ruins:
On the Renewal of Character & Culture
Williams College,
Williamstown, MA
July 8 – 14,
July 16 – 22, &
July 29 – Aug 4
Summer Seminars-in-Residence
at The Kilns
A Great DestinationOxford,
England
Nov 10 – 12Southwest Regional RetreatGrowing Up with C.S. Lewis
(and Staying Young with Jack!)
Camp Allen,
Navasota, TX

2005

DatesEventsThemeLocation
July 2 – 8 &
July 10 – 16
Summer Seminars-in-Residence
at The Kilns
C.S. Lewis and the Permanent ThingsOxford,
England
July 24 – Aug 5Oxbridge 2005 Summer InstituteMaking All Things New:
The Good, the True, and the
Beautiful in the 21st Century
Oxford & Cambridge,
England
Nov. 18 – 20Southwest Regional RetreatAslan on the Move:
Narnia Revisited
Camp Allen,
Navasota, TX

 

2004

DatesEventsThemeLocation
Feb. 27-29Southeast Regional RetreatRe-Enchanting the Cosmos:
The Imaginative Legacy of C.S. Lewis
The Cove,
Asheville, NC
April 16-17The University of Texas Ethics ConferenceFoundations for Ethical Education
in a Post-Enron Age
Univ. of Texas,
Austin, TX
June 24-27Summer ConferenceThe Fantastic Worlds of C. S. Lewis
and J. R. R. Tolkien
Univ. of San Diego,
San Diego, CA
July 3-9 &
July 11-17
Summer Seminars-in-Residence
at the Kilns
Poets and Poetry:
C. S. Lewis, Joy Gresham & Ruth Pitter
Oxford,
England
July 24 – 30 &
Aug 1-7
Summer Seminars-in-Residence
at the Kilns
C.S. Lewis & the Integrated Life:
Critic, Apologist, Mythmaker
Oxford,
England
Aug 18 – 29C.S. Lewis Study Tour and CruiseDawn Treader VoyagesEngland, Ireland,
& Wales
Nov. 19 – 21Southwest Regional RetreatWrestling with Culture:
C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien 
as Spiritual Mentors
Camp Allen,
Navasota, TX

2003

DatesEventsThemeLocation
Feb. 21 – 23Southeast Regional RetreatDiscovering Reality with C.S. LewisThe Cove,
Asheville, NC
June 19 -22Summer ConferenceA Celebration of Mere ChristianityUniv. of San Diego,
San Diego, CA
July 13 – 19,
July 27 – Aug 2,
Aug 3 – 9
Summer Seminars in Residence
at the Kilns
C.S. Lewis and the Soul’s Journey Oxford,
England
Oct. 11National Faculty Forum ConferenceFree Speech: Academic Freedom
and Religious Expression
Univ. of California
Berkeley,
Berkeley, CA
Oct. 31-Nov. 2Southwest Regional RetreatDiscovering Reality with C.S. LewisCamp Allen,
Navasota, TX

2002

DatesEventsThemeLocation
July 14 – 27Oxbridge 2002 Summer InstituteTime & EternityOxford & Cambridge,
England