29th November: C. S. Lewis Day

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[Laura Slingo | News Editor]

The 29th November marks the day to honour beloved children’s writer, C.S. Lewis. Most recognised by us students for his collection of works The Chronicles of Narnia, this eclectic writer combined the ordinary and the fabulous to create so much more than a portal for children to clamber through and explore the depths of their imaginations.

C.S. Lewis incorporated much of his life experiences and beliefs into his children’s books, namely his experience as a second lieutenant in the First World War and work as a Christian apologist. Did you know that Aslan is an allegorical reference to Jesus and that there is a secret police and a resistance movement in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, much like World War Two?

C. S. Lewis Photo credit: openculture.com

Image: Openculture.com

This man was extremely intelligent and crafted some of the most insightful literature that the world has seen. He has left us with the most profound thoughts that affect us all.

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different…”

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