Category: Meetings

Alice’s Day ‘Queens & Kings’


Alice Rules!

Saturday 2 July: 10.30am to 4pm

St Frideswide’s Church, Osney, Oxford

Saturday 2 July

Lewis Carroll Society Talks (and all-day, cash-only BOOK SALE)
10.30am ‘Let’s pretend we’re kings and queens’: Alice, Carroll and the Monarchy
(Mark Davies: local historian and author)
11.15am Princess Frideswide and Other Curious Treacle Well Tales (Jackie Holderness, local author)
12pm On Alice and being Alice in the 21st Century (Vanessa Tait: writer, journalist & great-granddaughter of Alice Liddell)
Followed by:
1.30pm Spellbinding Stories, Frabjous Arts & Crafts, and Find-Your-Inner-Dodo Yoga
(for ages 3 to 10): (Mirjam Chappell)
2.30pm My Adventures with Alice in Wonderland: fun puzzles & creative magical world challenges (for ages 6 to 10) (Sensing Space
Refreshments at the nearby Community Centre Café & Hollybush pub

Sunday 3 July

St Margaret’s Church, Binsey: 2.15pm to 4pm
Storytelling and creative activities and games for children with the Oxford Children’s Book Group ( on the theme of St Frideswide and Alice’s ‘Treacle Well’
2.15pm: Riverside Walk: book at
Only limited parking available so please avoid car use if possible

LCS Summer Outing 2022

Down the Rabbit Hole in Bletchley Park

– A Codebreaker’s Parody

LCS Summer Outing 2022
Why not join us on our summer outing to Bletchley Park, the secret code-breaking centre in Buckinghamshire, on Wednesday 17th August?

As well as looking at the historic war-time work carried out there, we will also explore the historic connections with the ‘Alice’ books, including the World War One codebreaking parody Alice in ID 25.

To book your place please email Jane Skelly at or by 2nd July.

Edward Gorey meeting

The Dark Humour of Edward Gorey,
Charles Dickens and Lewis Carroll

Online meeting
Saturday May 14
4pm UK time

Zoom meeting details:

Kirara Akashi, Assistant in the English Language and Communication Department,
Showa Women’s University (Japan), explores the influence of Dickens and Carroll on the picture books of the 20th century humourist Edward Gorey.

A dish fit for a Queen

A dish fit for a Queen: Victorian
cakes, tarts and puddings

3.30 -7pm Saturday 9 April

The Art Workers’ Guild,
6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT

Open to members and non-members.
Please register as numbers are limited:

A talk by Sarah Jardine-Willoughby,
Lindsay Fulcher and Jane Skelly.
To be followed by tastings and a glass to toast Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Storytelling and the modern organisation
This is an online talk, which will be recorded, on Tue 8th Feb at 12.30 PM UK Time. Scott McArthur and Stephen Folan will look at modern organisations and how they are reflected in the Lewis Carroll ‘Alice’ stories.

The link to the talk is

Scott is a former scientist, HR director, musical producer and business consultant who now shares his experiences and stories as a professional speaker; specialising in disruptive technologies and the future of work. He is besotted with story and believes that a good story can act as an empathy engine. The need for more empathy in the world was the motivation behind his live show #ARTEFACTLive (the art and science of storytelling).

Stephen Folan is a Project Manager with a focus on technology and behaviour. He is also Chairman of the Lewis Carroll Society. He sees a lot of cross-over in these roles. One of his first talks for The LCS was The Influence of Lewis Carroll on Management Thinking.

Alice Rules!

Alice Rules!

How Lewis Carroll’s Heroine Inspired Female Characters in Cinema, Gaming and Literature

A talk by Daina Almario-Kopp

Friday 29 October 2021 7pm UK

Free online meeting:

The character of Alice was ground-breaking not only because, in both Wonderland and Looking-Glass, Lewis Carroll broke with the tradition of morality tales in children’s literature, but also because his heroine was not a passive little girl but a powerful independent-minded female protagonist.

Daina Almario-Kopp is a scientist, polyglot, public speaker, and translator who speaks six languages. Daina has degrees in Gender Studies and Psychology from University of Illinois Chicago and in Theatre Costuming and Biology from Columbia College Chicago.

Lewis Carroll Genootschap

English-language book launch of Lize’s Avonturen in het Wonderland

English-language book launch of
Lize’s Avonturen in het Wonderland

On Wednesday 17 November 2021, 7 PM UK-time (8 PM in the Netherlands) the Dutch Lewis Carroll Genootschap organizes a virtual English-language book launch of Lize’s Avonturen in het Wonderland.

The book is a unique re-issue of the first Dutch Alice from 1875, Lize’s Avonturen in het Wonderland, and includes a facsimile of the original and two essays (both in Dutch and English) on provenance and translation of Lize’s Avonturen in het Wonderland.
The program of the launch includes English-language presentations by the authors of the essays, Henri Ruizenaar and Casper Schuckink Kool.

The book launch is freely accessible via zoom link

The book may be ordered via the webshop on the Genootschap’s website ( and will be available after 29 October 2021. The price is € 40 (excl. shipping costs).

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