2018 C.S. Lewis Summer Seminars

Week 1: July 14-20, 2018 (sold out, see below for wait list options)
Week 2: July 22-28, 2018 (sold out, see below for wait list options)

Event Overview Speakers Itinerary Registration
The CSL Study Centre The Kilns Oxford Endorsements

A One-of-a-Kind Small Group Experience in C.S. Lewis’ Home

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Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to explore the life and works of C.S. Lewis with a small group of fellow travelers at C.S. Lewis’ beloved home, The Kilns!

Join us for a week of learning, fellowship, and renewal in the world renowned “City of the Dreaming Spires”– Oxford, England. Stay in a nearby bed and breakfast as you visit the Kilns daily to study with Rev. Earl Palmer and Kim Gilnett, who will lead you in an engaging exploration of the essential themes of Lewis’ writings and life.

Experience the pleasures of new friendships, fine dining, and warm hospitality as you find respite from the hectic pace of modern day life. Whether enjoying the many cultural treasures of Oxford, venturing on a guided tour of the city of Cambridge, punting on the Cam, or having tea in the garden with your companions, you will find your visit to The Kilns to be one of life’s rare treasures.

For an unforgettable inside visit to the world of Lewis’ Oxford and Cambridge, this most unique program offers the definitive experience. You simply won’t want to miss it!

(Note: as of May 15th, the seminars are now sold out.

* Please note that the content of the second week is the same as the first week


Leaders: Rev. Earl Palmer and Kim Gilnett.

Staff: Dr. Debbie Higgens (Director) and MariAnne Dibbley (Coordinator)

Program: Visit our Itinerary page for details.

Registration: Registration includes all sessions and programming for the event, local transportation during the program, entrance fees to local/regional attractions, and 7 meals: 5 lunches, 1 afternoon tea, and 2 dinners.

Registration does not include airfare, lodging, breakfast, pre and post event transportation, other meals, and other expenses not specifically mentioned.

Enrollment for each week is limited to 14 people.


“Jack and I went out and saw the place on Sunday morning, and I instantly caught the infection: we did not go inside the house, but the eight acre garden is such stuff as dreams are made of.” –Major Warren Lewis, from Brothers and Friends