Since its founding in 1986, the Foundation has labored to fulfill its mission through several principal initiatives, which include:
C.S. Lewis College
The Foundation is in the process of founding a four-year “Great Books” college with a School of the Visual and Performing Arts. The College will be rooted in the historic Christian faith and so structured as to ensure its fidelity to that profession. It will be characterized by a firm commitment to “Mere Christianity” and therefore be inclusive of Christians of all traditions.
The Foundation is prayerfully seeking benefactors of vision who might wish to enable the founding of C.S. Lewis College.
For details, visit our C.S. Lewis College website.
The C.S. Lewis Study Centre at The Kilns
Located in Oxford, England, The Kilns is now restored thanks to the labor of over two hundred volunteers and the financial support of many others. The Centre was formally dedicated in July of 2002.Throughout the academic year, it hosts visiting Scholars-in-Residence and all-but-dissertation doctoral candidates in support of their varied research projects; provides Summer Seminars for avid readers of Lewis and related authors; and provides guided tours for hundreds of visitors who come to The Kilns annually from all over the world.
The C.S. Lewis Summer Institute
Held every three years since 1988, the Summer Institutes have served over three thousand registrants to date at distinguished Oxford and Cambridge colleges. At each event, we explore important themes with renowned scholars from the arts and sciences, leaders in ministry and the major professions, and an array of literary, visual, and performing artists.
The C.S. Lewis Faculty Forum is a broad-based and growing network of “mere Christian” faculty, administrators, trustees, and graduate students that actively seeks to advance the cause of academic freedom for scholars of faith serving within the “marketplace of ideas.”
To date, the Faculty Forum has convened nationally at the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering in Irvine, CA (1992); at the Kellogg Conference Center of California Polytechnic University, Pomona (2000 and 2002); on the campuses of UCLA (2001) and UC Berkeley (2003); and most recently at the University of Colorado – Boulder (2007).