C.S. Lewis and the War

Tuesday 6 November
Holywood Arches Library

1pm - 2pm


Aged 19, C.S. Lewis was standing in the battle of the Somme when a shell killed the two people standing beside him. He spent three months in a military hospital during which time his father didn't visit him. Then he returned to Oxford, to a very different world where he created very different worlds. To what extent did his experience of war influence his life and writing? On the eve of the centenary of the Armistice, join medieval literature scholar Eve Williams as we follow the threads of the war in the Cosmic Trilogy, What the Bird Said Early in the Year and The Chronicles of Narnia.