2022 C.S. Lewis Summer Institute

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.

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us in the meantime on our contact us page. Also, you might want to get an early start on some of the optional readings!



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!

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!).

The Details

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 may be still in the process of confirming the speakers’ attendance next year (updated July 2021) and adding a few new speakers/artists.

Os Guinness – confirmed
Philip Yancey – confirmed
Steve Bell – confirmed
Patti Callahan Henry
Patti Callahan Henry – confirmed
Michael Wear – confirmed
Lancia E. Smith – confirmed
Bruce Herman – confirmed
J.A.C. Redford – confirmed
Andrew Lazo – confirmed


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