2022 C.S. Lewis Summer Institute


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!

If you can’t make it in-person to Oxford, we are now offering a livestream option for the first time ever!


There are still about 5 rooms available (as of 05/22/22) to book at St. Catherine’s College for those who have already registered for tuition. Note: we are asking them now if they have more available.

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 May 5, 2022: We are getting close to selling out the conference! If you have registered already and have not yet paid, we will be contacting you about whether you will be attending. Please let us know if this is the case for you. We have also closed the half-conference option and ended our scholarship application process.

Update May 2, 2022: We are working on filling in the final details of the conference on the schedule including those related to whimsies (morning artistic interludes), morning meditations, receptions, and optional tours. We’ve made a few, mostly minor, schedule changes. We’re pleased to add an optional post-event guided walking tour of Cambridge, led by Anthony Amor. See our schedule and optional tour pages for all the details.

Update March 12, 2022: Accommodations at our conference headquarters, St. Catherine’s College, are now available for booking. Please visit our Lodging Page for the link and for details.

Note: We originally scheduled this conference in summer 2020 before needing to postpone it due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. While we hope to keep everything as close as possible to our original plans for 2020, we have needed to make some changes to the preliminary schedule, venues, and speaking and performance lineup. We are still in the process of confirming the last few details for 2022.

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!

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.


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