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

22 September 2016
'Healing through the Looking-glass: Lewis Carroll and Homeopathy'
By Francis Treuherz

Francis has been in practice as a homeopath since 1984. He was for many years Hon Secretary of the Society of Homeopaths and Editor of their journal. He has written on homeopathy extensively and lectured about it all over the world. His private collection numbers more than 10,500 books on the subject, and a museum collection of portraits, busts, medals, phials, medicine cases and more. Lewis Carroll knew about homeopathy from childhood, as an adult, he used it to alleviate his own symptoms and those of his child friends, and he had many books on the subject in his library. An examination of this intriguing subject will shine a light on a side of Lewis Carroll not often examined.

18:30 for 19:00, The Gradidge Room, Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N3AT

Friday 14 October 2016
The Alice Sound: the wonders of Paul Rissmann’s Wonderland Suite
Paul Rissmann and Kiera Vaclavik

Composer Paul Rissmann and Carroll scholar Dr Kiera Vaclavik (Queen Mary University of London) will present the creative process behind the Wonderland Suite, which was premiered by the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican to sell-out crowds in November 2015. The work took as its point of departure Victorian parlour music based on the 'Alice' books, and the talk will provide a brief history of musical engagement with Carroll’s work. The speakers will also explore the fascinating soundscape of Wonderland. Best of all, there will be opportunities to listen to key parts of the new work, with commentary by the composer.

18:30 for 19:00, The Gradidge Room, Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N3AT

Friday 18 November 2016
Annual General Meeting
followed by… "It's Wrong from Beginning to End": Lewis Carroll & the Poetry of Parody
Brian Sibley and David Weeks

An ‘enlightening entertainment’ in which Messrs Sibley and Weeks present many of the literary parodies of Lewis Carroll, demonstrating the influence of Isaac Watts and other writers of moral and improving texts on the young Charles Dodgson and showing how he lampooned them, first in his juvenile writings such as Useful and Instructive Poetry,and then, later, in the pages of Wonderland and Looking-glass with the result that the parodies have outlived their once-distinguished-but-now-largely-forgotten originals!

AGM at 18:30 (LCS Members only)
Followed by the evening event 19:00 (Guests welcome)
The Gradidge Room, Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N3AT

Saturday 17 December2016
“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



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