(see http://anglicanink.com/article/cs-lewis-be-added-poets-corner-westminster-abbey) there are a host of Lewis-related events taking place this year and next–like the Inklings conference July 14-19 at St Aldates in Oxford. Hal Poe at Union U in TN is contact person. And all these:
C.S. LEWIS FOUNDATION TO COMMEMORATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF AUTHOR C.S. LEWIS’S DEATH
The C.S. Lewis Foundation of Redlands, California, will present a series of events in the United States and England over the next two years to celebrate the ongoing legacy of the celebrated British scholar and writer, C.S. Lewis (1898-1963). . .
The C.S. Lewis Foundation will host events in San Diego (CA), Houston (TX), Oxford (UK), and Cambridge (UK). The first event in the series will be the C.S. Lewis Summer Conference in San Diego, June 19-23, 2013. Taking place at the University of San Diego, the conference will feature a wide range of noted C.S. Lewis scholars and performing artists. The theme is “Living the Legacy: The Vision, Voice, & Vocation of C.S. Lewis.”
In the fall of 2013, in Houston, the series will expand to include a commemoration of Lewis’s friend and colleague, J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings, who died 40 years ago in 1973. Both men were members of the famed literary group the Inklings. The theme of the event – “The Forge of Friendship: Tolkien, Lewis, & the Creative Impulse” – will explore the close friendship between these two men and how it influenced their lives, careers, and writing. The C.S. Lewis Regional Conference will take place in November 2013.
The culminating event of this celebration of Lewis’s life and legacy will be the 2014 C.S. Lewis Summer Institute. Also known as “Oxbridge,” this event is held every three years at distinguished colleges in Oxford and Cambridge, England. The conference will explore important contemporary themes with renowned scholars from the arts and sciences, leaders in ministry and the major professions, and literary, visual and performing artists. The ninth Summer Institute will take place in late July 2014, on the theme “Volumes of Vision: Human Excellence in the 21st Century?”