47th Anniversary of C.S. Lewis’s Death

C.S. Lewis died on November 22, 1963, just seven days shy of his 65th birthday on November 29th.

Today is the 47th anniversary of his death, the same day that President John F. Kennedy and writer Aldous Huxley died.

In “Living the Legacy” of C.S. Lewis, we at the Foundation don’t seek to idolize the man or merely to memorialize him, but rather see him as a model of someone who lived as a Christian in higher education and who used his imagination and intellect in the service of Christ. ¬†Among many other qualities, he was ever-seeking, charitable, humble, and joyous.

Three areas Lewis often wrote and spoke about that particularly resonate with our mission are “Mere Christianity,” higher education/scholarship, and the world of creativity and imagination. ¬†Whether it’s the founding of C.S. Lewis College, our Summer Institute at Oxbridge, the programs of The Study Centre at The Kilns (Lewis’s beloved home), or our conferences and retreats, it is these three areas that we seek to infuse into all of our work at the C.S. Lewis Foundation.

Steve Elmore, Director of Communications