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.
2018 SCHEDULE May 11, 2018 "Dante's Inferno and The Great Divorce" with Neil Gussman
June 8, 2018 "G.K. Chesterton's Manalive" with Charles Beach July 13, 2018 “From the Floor” moderated by James Como
Aug. 10, 2018 No Meeting Sept. 14, 2018 “Clive Hamilton and C. S. Lewis: Discussing Pseudonyms and an Essay About Sports” with Stephanie L. Derrick Oct. 12, 2018 "C.S. Lewis - From Atheism to Christianity" with Joel Heck
Nov. 9, 2018 "C.S. Lewis on the Relationship Between Grace and Good Works: Calvinist or Roman Catholic?" with Kevin Ofner Dec. 14, 2018 A reading of Dorothy L. Sayers’ “The Light and the Life” from The Man Born to Be King coordinated by Margaret Goodman
Jan 11, 2019 "Images, Inklings, and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood: A Natural History" with MacBeth Derham
Feb. 8, 2018 Discussion: "Objections to C.S. Lewis" moderated by James Como
Mar. 8, 2018 “C.S. Lewis and Edwin Abbott Abbott’s Flatland: A Romantic of Many Dimensions” with Josiah Peterson