Sunday, April 29, 2012

Inklings Lecture Series

If you're interested in the Inklings, you should check out Malcolm Guite's five-part lecture series "The Inklings; Fantasists or Prophets?". Guite gave the talks at St. Edward King and Martyr in Cambridge and, according to the description on his blog, "explor[es] the thesis that far from being backward-looking, reactionary or escapist, the Inklings were fully and prophetically engaged with the main streams of modernity, that they forsaw the coming crisis of meaning in the materialist West, and in particular the attendant crises of violence and environmntal degradation."

The series consists of an introductory lecture followed by single lectures devoted to C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams, and J.R.R. Tolkien. Each talk is a little over an hour in length. There are links on his blog to audio and YouTube versions of the lectures. If you watch the YouTube versions, you feel like you're in a small-group senimar with everyone sitting in chairs arranged in a circle. Give it a listen, it'll be well worth your time.


  1. I just wanted to pop by and congratulate you for achieving your W1S1 goals for April :) Good job!

    ~ Rhonda Parrish

  2. Hi

    Congratulations on meeting your W1S1 goals.

  3. Sounds very cool -- afraid I'm familiar with only a couple of these guys, though. Lewis? Tolkien? I'll have to check them out. And well done on reaching your April Write1Sub1 goals!