Join us in summer 2020 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!).
Event: 2020 C.S. Lewis Summer Institute
Theme: “Surprised by Love: Cultivating Intellectual Hospitality in an Age of Discord”
Dates: Monday afternoon, July 27 – Tuesday morning, August 4, 2020
Location: Oxford, England
More information will be coming soon regarding accommodations. Check back on this page regularly as we release updates on the conference.
Confirmed Speakers & Artists
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!
(in alpha order)
Confirmed Afternoon Seminar Leaders
- Davis Bunn
- Kim Gilnett
- Scott Key
- Alan Noble – bio / latest book
- Amber Salladin
- Lancia E. Smith
- Gail Standish Ward
- More to be announced soon
We recently posted the list of confirmed speakers (with more to be added), the Academic Roundtable Call for Papers, opened registration, and posted information on scholarships! Also, please considers sponsoring the conference!
Update 01/07/2020: Added Patti Callahan Henry to speaker list and updated the program schedule. Changed end date to morning of Tuesday, August 4th to clear up confusion over end of conference late on the night of the 3rd. Link for St. Catherine’s lodging registration coming in next few weeks.