Welcome to the C.S. Lewis Website

The C.S. Lewis Society of Sydney is a literary society devoted to the study and enjoyment of works by C.S. Lewis.

The C.S. Lewis Society of Sydney meets approximately every six months at the CastlereaghBoutique Hotel, 169 Castlereagh St, near Town Hall. Sydney. At each meeting a talk is given on some aspect of the C.S. Lewis's life and works.

C.S. LEWIS PLAY AT THE RIVERSIDE THEATRE IN PARRAMATTA(www.riversideparramatta.com.au) FREUD'S LAST SESSION An imaginary meeting between the young C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Thurs 7 October 8pm, Friday 8th October 8pm, Saturday 9th October 2.30pm and 8pm Tickets $49.

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REPORT OF THE INAUGURAL MEETING 1 MAY 2021

30 people attended. [$300 + $5 sale of donated books - $150 room hire = $155 in kitty.]

Kel Richards spoke about his four whodunnits that feature CSL and Warnie as the detectives. The first 3 were set outside of Oxford because Kel had never been there. So before he wrote the fourth he and Barbara explored Oxford and Belfast. Kel said that seeing Magdalen College, and The Kilns (where Lewis lived) gave him the feel for CSL as a man. Belfast gave him the feel for Narnia. He was also helped in giving a voice to CSL in the books by the BBC recording of Lewis giving one of his Broadcast Talks (available on the BBC website) and his reading of The Four Loves (available on DVD).

There was some discussion afterwards about the pronunciation of Magdalen and about CSL's housekeeper Mrs Moore. Susannah Fullerton (President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia) said that on a literary tour that she led to Ireland, she saw a wonderful sculpture park in Belfast that featured many of the characters of Narnia.

Before Kel's talk, Christopher Cooper spoke briefly about Walter Hooper, CSL's literary secretary, who died of Covid in December 2020. As well as detailing Hooper's life and connection with CSL, CC mentioned that, in 1965 when spending a weekend with a friend in Oxford, he was delighted to find that Daryl shared a flat with Walter. As a result CC met Warnie (CSL's brother) and visited Magdalan College and The Kilns.

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