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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

Barmy in Wonderland meeting

Barmy in Wonderland:

when the Cheshire Cat met the Newt

In this talk Sarah looks at the similarities, parallels and coincidences that link PG Wodehouse and Lewis Carroll. Expect surprising arrivals and departures, MI5, and mass poisonings!

A talk by Sarah Stanfield
(Past Chairman of The Lewis Carroll Society and member
of The PG Wodehouse Society UK)

4pm to 6.30pm Friday 13 October 2023


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

Talk followed by Plum Wodehouse cake and tea.
Members, free; non-members, £5 (cash only)

Alice in Cartoonland

Video recording of the talk of 8 September 2023.

Taking his title from a comment made to Alice by the Looking-Glass Gnat, Brian Sibley explores the comic universe of Carrollian cartoons, chronicling their history from Dodgson’s original illustrations for Alice’s Adventures Under Ground via those for Wonderland and Looking-Glass by legendary cartoonist and political satirist, Sir John Tenniel, through to the work of his modern-day counterparts.

Alice in Cartoonland

Alice in Cartoonland

Friday 8 September 2023 on Zoom

Talk starts at 6pm

ZOOM Link: CLICK HERE

Taking his title from a comment made to Alice by the Looking-Glass Gnat, Brian Sibley explores the comic universe of Carrollian cartoons, chronicling their history from Dodgson’s original illustrations for Alice’s Adventures Under Ground via those for Wonderland and Looking-Glass by legendary cartoonist and political satirist, Sir John Tenniel, through to the work of his modern-day counterparts.

"ALL IN THE GOLDEN AFTERNOON ..."


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.

Annual General Meeting

Friday 16 December UK (online) 6pm 

followed by 'Which one of Lewis Carroll's acquaintances I'd most like to invite to Christmas lunch and why' (Alice not permitted)

Everybody welcome to participate


For Zoom link and Agenda please register with secretary@lewiscarrollsociety.org.uk

The Roger Lancelyn Green
Memorial Lecture 2022

Thoughts on Scholarship

Charlie Lovett

chaired by Brian Sibley

Friday 28 October at 7.30pm UK

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89819029818

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