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Science On Your Doorstep: C S Lewis - Influence from the Planets

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Holy Trinity Church

Trinity Road

Headington Quarry

OX3 8LH

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If you look up at the starry sky at night, what do you see? Small pinpricks of light, ideas, perhaps even other worlds… perhaps ‘Planet Narnia’. At least, that’s what C. S. Lewis saw. Along with his science fiction trilogy for adults, C. S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia were heavily influenced by planetary science, astronomy, astrology, and the natural world. Join us at the church where C. S. Lewis is buried, as Robert Bates explains how Narnia reflects the complexity of space that always fascinated its author.

Reverend Dr Robert Bates is currently the Methodist Chaplain for Oxford Brookes University, based at the Harcourt Hill Campus. Before training for ministry, Robert was a primary school teacher and headteacher, and then Head of English at Bishop Grosseteste College in Lincoln.

He has always had an interest in children’s literature and is a country boy at heart.

Science on Your Doorstep is our new series of events showcasing the scientists who live and work in the Headington area.

Suitable for over 14s

The event is free to attend, but you are invited to make a donation towards a special fund we’re setting up to support disadvantaged schools across the region. The fund will help these schools with their travel costs, to enable them to come and enjoy the new Science Oxford Centre.

For information on our booking terms and conditions visit here.

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