Thursday, September 24, 2015
Theme meetings work well when everyone brings something to share on the theme. October's theme is C.S. Lewis on Education. As an Oxford Fellow Lewis had lots of ideas about education. You can find some of them expressed in his letters. CSL, the Bulletin of the New York C.S. Lewis Society rolled into my mailbox the other day and has a review of a fairly recent book by Lewis with, hard to believe, new material gathered together by Walter Hooper. The book is titled Image and Imagination and I'm sure you can find it at the Barnes and Noble site or the Amazon site on-line. The review by Linda Bridges in CSL indicates that it has lots of material on education so that's a possible source. I've discovered that you can search books on your ebook reader, Nook, or Kindle or whatever and if you have the third volume of Lewis's letters you'd likely find lots of material there. There is also the Quotable Lewis which probably has some stuff. So dig up some things to talk about and come to the meeting on October 8th.
SCHEDULE FOR REMAINDER OF THE YEAR
October 8: Theme: C.S. Lewis on Education (any Lewis source: share 5-10 minutes)
November 12: Theme: the essay On the Reading of Old Books the introduction C.S. Lewis wrote to Sr. Penelope's translation of Athanasius: On the Incarnation available on the internet in its entirety at http://www.spurgeon.org/~phil/history/ath-inc.htm The introduction is five pages long. Come and share on either the introduction or Sr. Penelope's translation (5-10 min. or so)
December 21st a Monday in the tentative date of the Christmas Party although Stephen is planning to move down to Staunton should he find the house he desires. I'm not sure of the status of that but we'll likely find out soon.