2022 C.S. Lewis Summer Institute

Update February 2021: Please note: due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak and the effects on global health and travel, our Board of Trustees and administration have decided to postpone the originally planned 2020 conference again, this time to summer 2022. Our new dates can be found below.

In the meantime, we have continued to halt new registration until we get closer to the event. We thank you for your prayers and patience as we continue to navigate this very unusual time.

We are pleased to announce that most of our speakers and artists have confirmed they are interested in speaking in 2022. We can so far confirm Philip Yancey, Os Guinness, Steve Bell, Patti Callahan Henry, Michael Wear, Alan Noble, Elaine Howard Ecklund, Malcolm Guite, Bruce Herman, J.A.C. Redford, Rev. Dr. Laura Biron-Scott, Andrew Lazo, Christin Ditchfield Lazo, Raymond Barfield, Lancia E. Smith, Kim Gilnett, Gail Standish Ward, and Amber Salladin. We will update this list as we hear from each.

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us in the meantime on our contact us page. Also, you might want to get an early start on some of the optional readings!



Join us in summer 2022 amid the “dreaming spires” of Oxford, as we explore this important theme with renowned scholars from the arts and sciences, leaders in ministry and the major professions, and an array of literary, visual, and performing artists.

You’ll enjoy stimulating lectures, challenging workshops, meaningful worship services, and a rich variety of cultural programs, all in the good company of friends and colleagues – old and new.

Don’t miss this truly memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Who is this conference for?

Our attendees come from a wide array of backgrounds, experience, ages, and denominations. The conference is for anyone interested in the theme, whether they be laypersons, professors, businesspersons, clergy, students, or teachers.

What is common is a love of faith, learning, fellowship, and the arts (and quite often, a love of the works of Lewis, Tolkien, and related writers and artists; though a knowledge of Lewis and the Inklings is definitely not required!).

The Details

Theme: “Surprised by Love: Cultivating Intellectual Hospitality in an Age of Uncertainty”

Dates: Monday afternoon, July 25 – Tuesday morning, August 2, 2022

Location: Oxford, England

More information will be forthcoming regarding registration and accommodations. Check back on this page regularly as we release updates on the conference.

Speakers, Artists, & Clergy

We’ll be posting additional names of our invited speakers and artists as they confirm with us. Click on the names for links to their biographies. Please check back regularly for updates!


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