The Lewis Carroll Society News

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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82411802722

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:

https://lewiscarrollsociety.org.uk/product/summer-outing-2022-bletchley-park-17-aug by 2nd JULY

- or for enquiries email Jane Skelly jvskelly@gmail.com

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 https://bletchleypark.org.uk

Alice’s Day ‘Queens & Kings’

TALKS & BOOK SALE

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 https://sensingspace.net/journey-with-alice/)
Refreshments at the nearby Community Centre Café & Hollybush pub
www.storymuseum.org.uk/about-us/alices-day-1


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 (www.ocbg.org.uk) on the theme of St Frideswide and Alice’s ‘Treacle Well’
2.15pm: Riverside Walk: book at oxfordtowpathpress@gmail.com
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 jvskelly@gmail.com or secretary@lewiscarrollsociety.org.uk 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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83886644771

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: secretary@lewiscarrollsociety.org.uk

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 https://www.linkedin.com/video/event/urn:li:ugcPost:6895134898102108160/

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:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84621242003?pwd=ai95dWdLaHYxWUhoREh6ank1dlhYZz09#success

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.