About The Lewis Carroll Society
The Lewis Carroll Society was formed in 1969 with the aim of encouraging research into the life and works of Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson). The Society has members around the world, including many leading libraries and institutions, authors, researchers and many who simply enjoy Carroll's books and want to find out more about the man and his work. Why not join the LCS - for your own interest and entertainment or to make a contribution to Carroll scholarship? Our subscriptions are remarkably low for a society of this nature. Click Here for full Membership Details.
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LCS SUMMER OUTING
Wednesday 15 August 2pm-5pm
Grim's Dyke Hotel, Old Redding, London HA3 6SH
Guided garden tour and optional tea
Built in 1871-72, Grim's Dyke in Harrow Weald, north-west London, was the home of the dramatist WS Gilbert, one half of the famous light opera partnership Gilbert and Sullivan, for the last two decades of his life. He died in a swimming accident in the lake in the grounds there on 29 May 1911. The house became a hotel in 1970 and Grim's Dyke Hotel still retains 30 of the original 110 acres of land that Gilbert purchased with it. It was Lady Gilbert who designed the ornamental gardens, that now form the hotel grounds.
Dodgson had once considered using Gilbert, the caricaturist, as a possible illustrator for Through the Looking Glass and, as an avid theatre-goer, he attended performances of many Gilbert & Sullivan operettas. His criticisms of Gilbert's work are recorded in his Diaries. Although it is unlikely that Dodgson ever visited Grim's Dyke, it is interesting to hear about one of his contemporaries who also delighted in language and nonsense.
tickets : £10.00 To pre-book call 07801 481304.
Wednesday 5th September 6.30pm for 7pm
The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT
"Why is a Raven like a Writing-Desk" 'The Dickensian Answer to Carroll's Riddle, with a Reflexive Corroboration of this Same Answer by George MacDonald'
The Hatter opened his eyes very wide on hearing this; but all he said was,'Why is a raven like a writing-desk?''Come, we shall have some fun now!'thought Alice'I'm glad they've begun asking riddles - I believe I can guess that,'she added aloud.'Do you mean that you think you can find out the answer to it?' said the March Hare.'Exactly so,' said Alice. 'Then you should say what you mean,'The March Hare went on.
This riddle has exercised the brains of Carrollians and others ever since the Hatter posed it in 1865? Now Fernando Soto believes that he may have found the answer...
Friday 5 October
The Quantum of Alice
Tracking traces of quantum physics in Carroll's work
Friday 9 November
A Sting in the Tail: Wasps in and out of Wigs
Lindsay Fulcher and Jane Skelly
A natural and unnatural look at an excluded insect
Saturday 15 December
Across Russia in the footsteps of Lewis Carroll