Category: Meetings

Into the Looking-Glass Wood

Into the Looking-Glass Wood

Alberto Manguel is an acclaimed writer with an international reputation as an anthologist, translator, essayist, novelist and editor. He is the best-selling author of A History of Reading and Curiosity. Fabulous Monsters: Dracula, Alice, Superman, and Other Literary Friends was published in 2019.
“Wonderland is simply the mad place in which we find ourselves daily…” A. Manguel

Free online meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84068128476

Stuff+Nonsense

Stuff and Nonsense –
A Poetry Evening with

The Lewis Carroll Society


27 May 2021. 19:00 (UK Time).
14:00 (USA Eastern). 11:00 (USA West Coast).

The meeting will be conducted via Zoom. The meeting room opens shortly after 18:45. The presentations begin at 19:00. There will be an opportunity for social conversation after the main presentations.

Use this link to join the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88065596962

Join writer, performer and broadcaster, Brian Sibley, in an evening of readings and discussions of nonsense poetry from Lewis Carroll and others – including Gelett Burgess, Ogden Nash, Edward Lear, Mervyn Peake and 10cc! Readers include members of the LCS and some very special guests.

Stuff_and_Nonsense

Stuff and Nonsense – A Poetry Evening
27th May 2021 at 7PM UK Time

Contact Details
Email address for recommendations poetry@lewiscarrollsociety.org.uk
Zoom Meeting details: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88065596962

Join Brian Sibley, the President of The Lewis Carroll Society, in an evening of readings and discussion of nonsense poetry from Lewis Carroll and others. There is a tradition of nonsense poetry with practitioners such as Edward Lear, Ivor Cutler, Dr. Seuss, John Lennon, Spike Milligan and John Cooper-Clarke. In this event, we want to encourage your participation as much as possible.
Brian will compère the evening where he will read recommendations from you and choose some of his own favourites. We want you to send your choices to us at poetry@lewiscarrollsociety.org.uk and state whether you want to read it yourself, have it read for you by Brian or read by a volunteer.

Priority in the selection of the poetry to be read will be given to members of The Lewis Carroll Society, but the meeting is open to everyone to join and enjoy.

“Beating Time: Flann O’Brien in Wonderland”. Recording of an LCS online talk by Dr Paul Fagan.

Flann O'Brien in Wonderland

Beating Time:
Flann O’Brien in Wonderland

Thursday 1 April 2021 7pm UK time

Join us on Zoom : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84806727509?pwd=RFd5bEdQbUo5U0lzUGF5OFFDeXMvQT09
Meeting ID: 848 0672 7509 Passcode: 517862


Praised by James Joyce as a “real writer” who had “the true comic spirit”, Flann O’Brien remains for many one of the best kept secrets of 20th-century Irish literature. In this talk, Dr Paul Fagan sheds light on O’Brien’s writing about Lewis Carroll, and discusses the influence of the Alice books on O’Brien’s absurd comic masterpiece The Third Policeman (1940). Indeed, the uncanny Parish of O’Brien’s novel exhibits its own brand of ‘Carrollian logic’.

Edwin Dodgson

The Life of Edwin Dodgson:

From Croft-on-Tees to Tristan da Cunha

Caroline Luke and Edward Wakeling discuss their new biography of Edwin Dodgson,

the youngest brother of Lewis Carroll,

with Brian Sibley and Jean Folan

Wednesday 24 February 2021 at 6pm GMT View on Zoom

Zoom link for the 24th: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87212509738

Richard Kopley discussing the symmetrical frame of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, revealing the respective centres of the two books: the Cheshire Cat and Humpty Dumpty.

The Mythological Centres of Lewis Carroll’s Alice Books

Richard Kopley discusses the symmetrical frame of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, revealing the respective centres of the two books: the Cheshire Cat and Humpty Dumpty.


Thursday 21 January 2021 7pm GMT

Please use the Zoom link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89407502327?pwd=SUpHZ1ZBdnN4OEJURWRpd1kzcXplUT09

Meeting ID: 894 0750 2327 Passcode: 249396