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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Forthcoming Meetings

The Lewis Carroll Society holds regular meetings throughout the year.
Non-members are welcome, but we request that you let us know
if you wish to attend: secretary@lewiscarrollsociety.org.uk

 

 Saturday 17 December2016
CHRISTMAS PARTY
"It's a great huge game of chess that's being played €” all over the world."

You are invited to an evening of feasting and fun set around the theme of Looking-glass chess. There will be plenty to eat and drink, entertainments, quizzes and raffles. The wearing of party costumes is optional – but there will be prizes!

Tickets: 12 Members, 15 Guests.
Reserve tickets now with the Treasurer, Bob Cole
E-mail: bobcolee2@hotmail.com
18:30 for 19:00, The Main Hall, Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N3AT


Friday 17 February 2017
Victoria Lambert "Lewis Carroll's Eastbourne: 'certainly a good seaside place
'"

Victoria Lambert of Eastbourne Heritage Centre will be providing a glimpse of the Victorian seaside town that Lewis Carroll would have known from his many visits. Drawing on his diaries and correspondence - plus a little imagination - we will discover something of the sights he would have seen, the things he would have done, the experiences he would have had and the people he might have come across.

Friday 28 April 2017 

Dr Simon Hewitt 'What the Tortoise Said to Achilles'

Lewis Carroll's paper 'What the Tortoise Said to Achilles', raises a sceptical worry about our basic rules of reasoning that, seemingly, creates problems for our everyday and mathematical beliefs. Dr Simon Hewitt, a researcher at Leeds University with specialist interest in Metaphysics and Mindand Philosophy of Religion will introduce Carroll's paper and relate it to subsequent discussions in philosophy and the contemporary revival of interest amongst logicians. He will also (he tells us) 'hopefully have something to say about how we might get out of the worry towards which Carroll tempts us!'

  Friday 2 June 2017 

Derek Ball

'Wide-eyed Dorothea in Wonderland: Consuming George Eliot's curiouser mathematical images'

Lewis Carroll and George Eliot had a number of things in common. Both were novelists publishing their novels at roughly the same time, novels much consumed by Victorians. Both were mathematicians. 

What Eliot's imagery shares with Carroll's is that there is usually some more subtle mathematics lying behind them. What perhaps is distinctive about Eliot's sometimes outrageousimages is that they are almost invariably associated with the tragicomedy in her novels.

Derek Ball obtained a mathematics degree in 1964 and is now a student at Leicester University, and has nearly completed a PhD in the Victorian Studies department, with the title 'Mathematics in George Eliot's novels'.

All meetings are held at 6:30 for 7:00 pm

The Art Workers' Guild

The Gradidge Room (1st Floor)

6 Queen Square

London WC1N 3AT

 

 


 

 

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