Join us in summer 2022 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 of faith, reason, and imagination in the company of friends!
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 knowledge of Lewis and the Inklings is definitely not required!).
Updates and News
Update August 2021: We’ve just added a new speaker and a new artist to the lineup. We welcome Jessica Hooten Wilson and Matthew Clark!
Update July 2021: Registration for the 2022 C.S. Lewis Summer Institute is now open! For details on the event theme, time, and date, see below. To learn about registration, click here for rates and information on tuition and lodging.
Note: While we hope to keep everything as close as possible to our original plans for 2020, we may have to make some changes to the preliminary schedule, venues, and speaking and performance lineup as we re-confirm our program now that we are a year out.
Theme: “Surprised by Love: Cultivating Intellectual Hospitality in an Age of Uncertainty”
Dates: Thursday afternoon, July 28 – Friday morning, August 5, 2022
Location: Oxford, England
More information will be forthcoming regarding registration and accommodations. Check back on this page regularly as we release updates on the conference.
Speakers, Artists, & Clergy
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. Please check back regularly for updates!
Please note that due to the postponement of the event from 2020 to 2022, we are in the process of confirming and adding a few new speakers, artists, and breakout leaders.