Category: Meetings


OLEG LIPCHENKO: An Illustrator in the World of Lewis Carroll

6.30pm Friday 24 May 2024
Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1 3AT

Oleg Lipchenko meeting

A unique opportunity to meet internationally acclaimed artist and illustrator, Oleg Lipchenko creator of stunning illustrations for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass and The Hunting of the Snark. At this event, you will see many of Oleg’s original illustrations and, in conversation, he will talk about his inspirations, techniques and his fascination with Lewis Carroll.

Booking Essential!
This is an in-person, live ticketed event, complimentary to paid-up members of the LCS.
Tickets for non-members and guests are available at £8.00 each.

Wine will be served during the evening.
Doors open 6pm

Tickets for Oleg Lipchenko meeting


All in the golden afternoon

Join us at 12noon on Tuesday 23 May on the Folly Bridge in Oxford (Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4LB)

when Gyles Brandreth will unveil a decorative plaque, marking the place where, on 4 July 1862, The Revd Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll), The Revd Robinson Duckworth, and the three Liddell sisters set off on a boating trip that would change literary history. For, as you all know, it was on this outing that the first version of Alice’s Adventures Underground (later entitled Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) was told to the children.

The Roger Lancelyn Green
Memorial Lecture 2022

Thoughts on Scholarship

Charlie Lovett

chaired by Brian Sibley

Friday 28 October at 7.30pm UK

After more than a decade of researching and writing his new book Lewis Carroll: Formed by Faith, Charlie Lovett shares his thoughts about scholarship and research. Using examples from the book, a biography of Charles Dodgson that examines in depth his religious upbringing and beliefs and the ways in which they shaped his work, Charlie will focus on the place of context, research, and vision in contemporary Carrollian scholarship.

Formed by Faith book cover

Charlie Lovett is a New York Times bestselling novelist and playwright,
whose plays for children have been seen in over 5000 productions worldwide.
New in 2022: Lewis Carroll:Formed by Faith

Through the Looking-Glass:
Creative Writing and Bibliotherapy
from the University of Sunderland

TTLG online meeting

Being creative, focussed and getting the writing finished are challenges facing a writer. A course developed by Professor Angela Smith, Dr Alison Younger and Colin Younger.
They will discuss the ideas behind the course which includes journalling, and relaxation techniques.

Wednesday 31st August 7pm UK time

Zoom link:

Summer Outing 2022

Summer Bletchley

Down the Rabbit Hole in Bletchley Park

– A Codebreaker’s Parody

Why not join us on our summer outing to Bletchley Park, the secret code-breaking centre in Buckinghamshire, on Wednesday 17th August? Arrive by midday for a private tour at 12.30pm. (The site opens at 9.30am and it is expected that members and guests will start arriving from 10.30am onwards).

To book your place please pay £17.50 in the online shop at: by 2nd JULY

- or for enquiries email Jane Skelly

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

Entry per person costs £17.50. For a group visit we need payment in advance by 2nd JULY. Refreshments are available to purchase on site, or you are welcome to bring a picnic.

Visitors need to organise their own transport:

Rail Bletchley Park is a few minutes walk from Bletchley train station with direct services from Euston, and Milton Keynes.

Car – Junction 13 off the M1. There is limited free parking and two electric car-charging points. For further information see

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