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 – Monday evening, August 3, 2020
Location: Oxford, England
More information will be coming soon regarding accommodations and confirmed speakers. Check back on this page regularly over the next year 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 and selected works. Please check back regularly for updates!
(in alpha order)
- Raymond Barfield – bio / books
- Steve Bell – bio / music
- Diana Pavlac Glyer – bio / books
- Os Guinness – bio / books
- Malcolm Guite – bio / books / music
- Bruce Herman – bio / art gallery online
- Max McLean – bio / recent radio interview
- Alan Noble – bio / latest book
- Karen Swallow Prior – bio / books
- JAC Redford – bio / music compositions & recordings
- Michael Wear – bio / latest book