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CS Lewis Today conference a sucess!

May 02, 2006
Posted by: New College Admin

Fact: The first film of the highly acclaimed Narnia Chronicles novels has wowed cinema box offices earning in excess of $735 million dollars (US) worldwide. This makes it the 20th highest grossing film ever - interest in C.S. Lewis is strong as a result!

New College recently co-hosted a leading C.S. Lewis conference called CS Lewis Today. This major conference was on the fiction, life and deep thinking of C.S. Lewis. Two special guest speakers at the conference were C.S. Lewis' stepson Douglas Gresham and leading C.S. Lewis scholar and academic Chris Mitchell. To viewthe post conference Press Release please visit: Lewis conference celebrates Christian imagination.

With the release of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis' life and works are more popular than ever. This was in evidence at this major conference which was attended by more than 240 people over three days (May 4-6).

CS Lewis Today marked the begining of a significant Australian project exploring what C.S. Lewis wrote, the life he led, the beliefs he held, and his wide-ranging influence past his death.

The film's Cinematographer Don McAlpine and makeup/hairstyle artist Tracey Reebey attended the conference participating in a conversation about creating the world of Narnia from book to film.

Now we are back from our great journey through the Wardrobe some of the CS Lewis conference material (including key papers) will be posted on the conference's website: www.cslewistoday.com.