Events at the Abbey

C S Lewis Symposium and Commemoration

21st November 2013 at

Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd November 2013
St Margaret’s Church and Westminster Abbey

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On the fiftieth anniversary of the death of C S Lewis, Westminster Abbey Institute hosts a series of events marking his career as one of the 20th century's most notable Christian writers and thinkers. As well as celebrating Lewis's remarkable achievements as a writer of fiction, apologetics and scholarship, the series will look at the question of how, in the 21st century, his example may be emulated and his legacy continued. 

On Thursday 21st November, Alister McGrath and Malcolm Guite will deliver lectures examining Lewis's philosophical and fictional approaches to communicating the Christian faith.  Michael Ward will chair a panel discussing the strengths and weaknesses of Lewis's various endeavours and taking questions from the conferees. On the panel with be novelist Jeanette Sears, theologian Judith Wolfe, and apologists William Lane Craig, Peter S. Williams, and Michael Ramsden.

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On Friday 22nd November, a memorial to Lewis will be unveiled in Poets' Corner during a service of thanksgiving for his life and work.

A Service to Dedicate a Memorial to C S Lewis

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