Author C.S. Lewis was one of the most celebrated authors in Western Christendom and his Chronicles of Narnia has delighted and enthralled generations of fans since being penned after World War II. Now, one of the world’s most learned Lewis experts is bound for Mobile.

C.S. Lewis will be the subject of a speech at UM March 13.

C.S. Lewis will be the subject of a speech at UM March 13.


Oxford scholar Michael Ward, Ph.D. will deliver “C.S. Lewis on Imagination and Reason in Science and Religion” March 13, 1:30 p.m. in the Weaver Auditorium on the campus of the University of Mobile. The subject will more tightly focus on “The Magician’s Nephew” book from the Narnia series, owing to this year’s 60th anniversary of its publication.

Ward lectures internationally on Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Christian apologetics, and has co-edited “The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis.” He was described in the 2009 “Times Literary Supplement” as “the foremost living Lewis scholar.” He was also resident warden of The Kilns, Lewis’s Oxford home, from 1996 to 1999.

The lecture is sponsored by the University of Mobile Honors Program. For information, call 251-442-2426 or email Dr. Stephen Schuler at [email protected].