The following audio clip comes from Stella Aldwinckle, founder of the Oxford Socratic Club, who addressed the Oxford C. S. Lewis Society on January 24, 1984, under the title "Memories of the Socratic Club." The Socratic Digest is now available at Lulu.com. Used with permission of the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society and editors of the upcoming collection of essays and memoirs from the society (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Stella Aldwinckle - Socratic Digest 24-01-84.mp3

Stephen Thorson, a missionary pediatrician working in Nepal, has written a book about the Great War correspondence between Barfield and Lewis. The title is Joy and Poetic Imagination: Understanding C. S. Lewis's "Great War" with Owen Barfield and Its Significance for His Conversion and Writings.  It was published by Winged Lion Press in December 2015 and is available on Amazon.

On the "Chronologically Lewis" link I have added a place for visitors to post comments about this website. Please consider posting your reaction, use you have made of some resources, or other comments.

Diaries: If you know of any published or unpublished diaries of people who knew C. S. Lewis, please contact me via email at HeckYes@aol.com. "Chronologically Lewis" continues to grow, but there is a limit to what I can add to that resource. Most of the major resources have been read for new information. There are probably a lot of references by undergraduates to studying with Lewis, most of them unpublished.

Clive Staples Lewis, photo by Walter Stoneman (Edinburgh, March 2, 1956)

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C. S. Lewis Reading Group:  If you live in Austin, Texas, please join our Lewis Reading Group on the last Sunday evening of the month at Genuine Joe's on Anderson Lane. We discuss our reading from approximately 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in a room set aside for our use.

Dr. Joel Heck

Some Biographical Information


Dr. Joel Heck is Professor of Theology at Concordia University Texas, located in Austin, Texas. He is the author or editor of thirteen books, three of them on C. S. Lewis, including reprints of the Socratic Digest and The Personal Heresy. He and his wife Cheryl have three grown children and three grandchildren. Although a transplant to Texas in 1998, he remains a Green Bay Packer fan and has followed the Los Angeles Dodgers since 1955.