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Spotlight from Chronologically Lewis

December 2, 2022. Bradfield College. Bradfield College was the prep school attended by Lewis's philosophy tutor E. F. Carritt before he matriculated to Hertford College at the University of Oxford. This school was famous then, and still is today, for its performance of ancient Greek plays. On June 24, 1922, Lewis cycled to Bradfield College to see Sophocles’ Antigone performed in Greek, for which E. F. Carritt had given him a ticket. That Lewis would be able to understand a play performed in Greek says something significant about his facility in the Greek language.

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Clive Staples Lewis, photo by Walter Stoneman 

Edinburgh, March 2, 1956

© National Portrait Gallery, London.

Biographical Information

Dr. Joel Heck, Assisting Pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Austin, Texas, is the author or editor of fifteen books, five of them on C. S. Lewis, and 47 articles on Lewis. He and his wife Cheryl live in Austin.