MEETING INFORMATION » Held every second Friday of the month (except August and Good Friday) » Starting at 7:30 with refreshments at 9 pm » At the Parish House of The Church of the Ascension, 12 West 11th St, Manhattan, New York » Closest Subway: 14th St. Union Square » On-street parking starts at 6:30 pm » Call (212) 254-8620 if in doubt of meeting being held due to bad weather
Nicknamed “The Bird and the Baby”, this English pub is where Lewis, Tolkien, and their friends met regularly for pipes and beer between 1939 and 1962.
“If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come.” C.S. Lewis
It's not "The Bird and Baby" but it's been our meeting place for several decades
The Society meets monthly for discussion and/or to be addressed by a speaker
All meetings are free and open to the public. Topics and speakers subject to change.
Jan 11, 2019 "Images, Inklings, and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood: A Natural History" with MacBeth Derham
Feb. 8, 2019 "C.S. Lewis: A Very Short Introduction" with James Como
Mar. 8, 2019 “C.S. Lewis and Edwin Abbott Abbott’s Flatland: A Romantic of Many Dimensions” with Josiah Peterson
April 12, 2019 G.K. Chesterton's The Innocence of Father Brown with Charles Beach
May 10, 2019 "George MacDonald and Good Death" with Robert Trexler
June 14, 2019 From the Floor moderated by John Morrison
July 12, 2019 "C.S. Lewis on Joy as the Antidote to Idolatry"
with Joseph Jordan August 9, 2019 No Meeting
Sept. 13, 2019 Discussion of Lewis's essays "On Forgiveness" and "The Inner Ring" moderated by Barbara Zelenko
October 11, 2019
“The Apocalyptic Imagination, Part II” with John Morrision Nov. 8, 2019 TBA Dec. 13, 2019 A reading of Dorothy L. Sayers’ “Royal Progress” from The Man Born to Be King coordinated by Margaret Goodman