Secret Rooms

Dear Readers, Remember when you were a child and you would occasionally have dreams of walking into a room of yours and instead of finding a closet or a bedroom, it would instead be utterly filled with whatever your heart desired? I used to dream I had secret rooms like those that would change with […]

A Visit to The Kilns and Oxford

Oxford has a way of getting under your skin-I’d been there for Oxbridge 2008, been there years earlier for conferences and such. Churches! Libraries! Bookstores! Spires! But every visit had been characterized by hurrying through Oxford: pushing along the crowded sidewalks, running from one conference session to another, busing en masse to see the sights, […]

March 2009 Update from the C.S. Lewis Study Centre at The Kilns

News from The Kilns – March 2009 January was certainly a bleak midwinter, with hard frost and bone-chilling cold that transformed the surroundings of the Kilns into Narnia’s winter. While this landscape was very lovely to see through Jack’s bedroom window, even a brief venture out of doors was immediately a reminder of the intense […]

“A Ph.D. Journey by Way of Narnia” – A Scholar-in-Residence Report from The Kilns

Debbie Higgens, Ph. D., is a Professor of English at Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee.  She wrote this article describing her experience as a 2007 Scholar in Residence at the C.S. Lewis Study Centre at The Kilns (the former home of C.S. Lewis), Oxford, England.  An edited version of this article also appears in […]