Sydney C.S. Lewis Society Launch Announcement

There are a large number of C. S. Lewis Societies around the world—and have been for many years. For instance, the New York C. S. Lewis Society began in 1969 (52 years ago).

Finally, Sydney is about to catch up.

Dr Christopher Cooper has announced the launch of The Sydney C. S. Lewis Society.

The inaugural meeting will be held on Saturday May 1st at the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel (Castlereagh St., near Town Hall station). Anyone with an interest in C. S. Lewis is invited to come. The starting time will be 10:30am—with coffee, tea and socialising from 10am. (There will be a small charge of $10 to cover room hire and tea and coffee.)

There will be two talks at this first meeting: Dr Cooper will chair the meeting and give a talk on his personal acquaintance with Lewis’ secretary Walter Hooper. Then journalist Kel Richards will talk about travelling “In the Footsteps of C. S. Lewis” in Oxford and Belfast. (Among his many books Kel has written four “1930s murder mysteries” featuring Lewis and his brother Warnie as the “detectives.”)

If you have an interest in C. S. Lewis and would like to attend this inaugural meeting (or later meetings) please email Dr Cooper at or phone or text him at 0403-077-473.

C.S. Lewis is known for his Christian books such as Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters, his literary criticism where he specialised in Medieval and Renaissance Literature, his Narnia books such as The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and his science fiction such as Out of the Silent Planet. His marriage late in life to Joy Davidman is subject of the book, play and film Shadowlands.