Event Archives

Below, please find a list of our events, with some links to their archived program pages. Please also visit our YouTube channel to watch videos recorded at many these past events.

2022

DatesEventThemeLocation
December 3-5, 2021C.S. Lewis Summer InstituteSurprised by Love: Cultivating Intellectual Hospitality in an Age of UncertaintyVarious venues, Oxford, England
Monthly, July through DecemberC.S. Lewis College WebinarsVarious webinars, scheduled on a monthly basis. Posted to YouTubeOnline / Zoom Webinar

2021

DatesEventThemeLocation
December 3-5, 2021C.S. Lewis RetreatFeeding on the Truth: C.S. Lewis and the PsalmsCamp Allen Conference & Retreat Center, Navasota, Texas
Monthly, July through DecemberC.S. Lewis College WebinarsVarious webinars, scheduled on a monthly basis. Posted to YouTubeOnline / Zoom Webinar

2020

DatesEventThemeLocation
November 12-14, 2020C.S. Lewis Virtual SummitDeeper Magic: C.S. Lewis & the Serious Business of Heaven.Online / Zoom Webinar
Monthly, July through DecemberC.S. Lewis College WebinarsVarious webinars, scheduled on a monthly basis. Posted to YouTubeOnline / Zoom Webinar

2019

DatesEventThemeLocation
February 22-23C.S. Lewis Conference & Faculty ForumThrough the Window to the Garden: C.S. Lewis & the Recovery of Virtue. Celebrating the 75th anniversary of The Abolition of ManKellogg West Center, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, California
Week 1: July 6-12
Week 2: July 14-20
2019 C.S. Lewis Summer Seminars Oxford, England
November 15-17The C.S. Lewis Retreat 2019

The Joyful Journey: Lewis, Tolkien, & the Creative Power of Friendship

Camp Allen, Navasota, Texas

2018

DatesEventLocation
Week 1: July 14-20
Week 2: July 22-28
2018 C.S. Lewis Summer SeminarsOxford, England

2017

DatesEventThemeLocation
July 24 – August 3Oxbridge 2017 Summer InstituteIrrigating Deserts & Cultivating Gardens: Pursuing Calling with Purpose and HopeOxford and Cambridge, England

2016

DatesEventThemeLocation
July 8 – 10C.S. Lewis
Summer Conference
Faith, Freedom, & the Public SquareUniversity of
Massachusetts, Amherst
July 16 – 22C.S. Lewis Summer Seminars – Week 1The Life Journey of C.S. LewisOxford, England
July 24 – 30C.S. Lewis Summer Seminars – Week 2The Life Journey of C.S. LewisOxford, England

2015

DatesEventsThemeLocation
Oct. 30 –
Nov. 1
The C.S. Lewis RetreatOf This & Other Worlds:
C.S. Lewis & the Call of Deep Heaven
Camp Allen,
Navasota, Texas
July 11-17C.S. Lewis Summer SeminarsThe Enduring Legacy of C.S. LewisThe Kilns,
Oxford, England
July 19-25C.S. Lewis Summer SeminarsThe Enduring Legacy of C.S. LewisThe Kilns,
Oxford, England

2014

DatesEventsThemeLocation
July 21 – 31The C.S. Lewis Summer Institute (“Oxbridge 2014”)Reclaiming the Virtues: Human Flourishing in the 21st CenturyOxford and Cambridge, England

2013

DatesEventsThemeLocation
June 21-23C.S. Lewis Summer ConferenceLiving the Legacy:
The Vision, Voice, and Vocation of C.S. Lewis
University of San Diego
San Diego, CA
July 6-12Summer Seminars at The Kilns Oxford, England
July 14-20Summer Seminars at The Kilns Oxford, England
 Nov. 8-10 C.S. Lewis Fall ConferenceThe Forge of Friendship:
Tolkien, Lewis, & the Creative Impulse
Houston, Texas

2012

DatesEventsThemeLocation
Nov. 9-11The C.S. Lewis RetreatChoosing Heaven:
Eternity in the Here & Now
Camp Allen,
Navasota,
Texas

2011

DatesEventsThemeLocation
June 5 – 11,
June 12 – 18
Vacation with a Purpose  Northfield,
Massachusetts
July 2 – 8,
July 10 – 16

Summer Seminars-in-Residence
at The Kilns

 Oxford,
England
July 26 – Aug. 3Oxbridge 2011 Summer InstituteParadigms of Hope:
Transcending Chaos & Transforming Culture

Oxford &
Cambridge,
England

Oct. 27 – 302011 Southwest Regional Retreat &
Writers Workshop
Fling Wide the Gates:
C.S. Lewis & the Pursuit of Joy

Camp Allen,
Navasota, Texas

2010

DatesEventsThemeLocation
July 10 – 16,
July 18-24, &
July 1 – Aug 6

Summer Seminars-in-Residence
at The Kilns

 Oxford,
England
July 11 – 17,
July 18-24 &
July 25-31

Vacation with a Purpose

 Northfield,
Massachusetts
Oct 29 – 31Southwest Regional Retreat & Writers Workshop

Retreat: The Weight of Glory:
Reflections on Longing & Belonging

Camp Allen,
Navasota, Texas

Oct 29 – 31Southwest Regional Retreat & Writers Workshop

Workshop: Writing Past the Watchful Dragons

Camp Allen,
Navasota, Texas

 

2009

DatesEventsThemeLocation
July 11 – 17,
July 19-25, &
Aug 1 – 7
Summer Seminars-in-Residence
at The Kilns
 Oxford,
England
Oct 29 – 31Southwest Regional Retreat
& Writers Workshop
Retreat: The Company We Keep:
Creativity & Community with C.S. Lewis & the Inklings
Camp Allen,
Navasota, Texas
Oct 29 – 31Southwest Regional Retreat
& Writers Workshop
Workshop: More Than A Hobby:
Letting Community Take Your Creativity to a New Level
Camp Allen,
Navasota, Texas

2008

DatesEventsThemeLocation
July 5 – 11, &
July 13 – 19
Summer Seminars-in-Residence
at The Kilns
 Oxford,
England
July 28 – Aug. 8Oxbridge 2008 Summer InstituteThe Self and the Search for MeaningOxford & Cambridge,
England
Oct 31 – Nov 2Southwest Regional RetreatRedeeming the Time:
Overcoming “Screwtape” in our Everyday Lives
Camp Allen,
Navasota, Texas

2007

DatesEventsThemeLocation
June 28 – July 1Summer ConferenceFinding the Way: C.S. Lewis
as Pilgrim Guide in a Pluralistic Age
First United Methodist Church
& Univ. of San
Diego, San Diego, CA
July 7 – 13,
July 15 – 21, &
July 28 – Aug 3
Summer Seminars-in-Residence
at The Kilns
C.S. Lewis: Reason and ImaginationOxford,
England
Sep. 15Southeast Regional ConferenceFaith Set Free: C.S. Lewis
and the Quest for Joy
Belmont Univ.,
Nashville, TN
Oct. 5 – 6National Faculty ForumThe Crisis of the University:
Freedom, Tolerance,
and the Pursuit of Truth
Univ. of Colorado
at Boulder,
Boulder, CO
Nov. 9 – 11Southwest Regional RetreatSeas, Islands, and Solid Ground:
Navigating the False Infinites with C.S. Lewis
Camp Allen,
Navasota, TX

2006

DatesEventsThemeLocation
July 7 – 16Summer InstituteLove Among the Ruins:
On the Renewal of Character & Culture
Williams College,
Williamstown, MA
July 8 – 14,
July 16 – 22, &
July 29 – Aug 4
Summer Seminars-in-Residence
at The Kilns
A Great DestinationOxford,
England
Nov 10 – 12Southwest Regional RetreatGrowing Up with C.S. Lewis
(and Staying Young with Jack!)
Camp Allen,
Navasota, TX

2005

DatesEventsThemeLocation
July 2 – 8 &
July 10 – 16
Summer Seminars-in-Residence
at The Kilns
C.S. Lewis and the Permanent ThingsOxford,
England
July 24 – Aug 5Oxbridge 2005 Summer InstituteMaking All Things New:
The Good, the True, and the
Beautiful in the 21st Century
Oxford & Cambridge,
England
Nov. 18 – 20Southwest Regional RetreatAslan on the Move:
Narnia Revisited
Camp Allen,
Navasota, TX

 

2004

DatesEventsThemeLocation
Feb. 27-29Southeast Regional RetreatRe-Enchanting the Cosmos:
The Imaginative Legacy of C.S. Lewis
The Cove,
Asheville, NC
April 16-17The University of Texas Ethics ConferenceFoundations for Ethical Education
in a Post-Enron Age
Univ. of Texas,
Austin, TX
June 24-27Summer ConferenceThe Fantastic Worlds of C. S. Lewis
and J. R. R. Tolkien
Univ. of San Diego,
San Diego, CA
July 3-9 &
July 11-17
Summer Seminars-in-Residence
at the Kilns
Poets and Poetry:
C. S. Lewis, Joy Gresham & Ruth Pitter
Oxford,
England
July 24 – 30 &
Aug 1-7
Summer Seminars-in-Residence
at the Kilns
C.S. Lewis & the Integrated Life:
Critic, Apologist, Mythmaker
Oxford,
England
Aug 18 – 29C.S. Lewis Study Tour and CruiseDawn Treader VoyagesEngland, Ireland,
& Wales
Nov. 19 – 21Southwest Regional RetreatWrestling with Culture:
C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien 
as Spiritual Mentors
Camp Allen,
Navasota, TX

2003

DatesEventsThemeLocation
Feb. 21 – 23Southeast Regional RetreatDiscovering Reality with C.S. LewisThe Cove,
Asheville, NC
June 19 -22Summer ConferenceA Celebration of Mere ChristianityUniv. of San Diego,
San Diego, CA
July 13 – 19,
July 27 – Aug 2,
Aug 3 – 9
Summer Seminars in Residence
at the Kilns
C.S. Lewis and the Soul’s Journey Oxford,
England
Oct. 11National Faculty Forum ConferenceFree Speech: Academic Freedom
and Religious Expression
Univ. of California
Berkeley,
Berkeley, CA
Oct. 31-Nov. 2Southwest Regional RetreatDiscovering Reality with C.S. LewisCamp Allen,
Navasota, TX

2002

DatesEventsThemeLocation
July 14 – 27Oxbridge 2002 Summer InstituteTime & EternityOxford & Cambridge,
England