Thursday, October 24, 2013

Oct. 20, 1949: The Inklings’ Meetings End

Literary History. We missed observing this date by a few days. The Inklings were C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien , Owen Barfield, Hugo Dyson, Charles Williams and others—a legendary group. They met regularly to read and discuss their writings. On Oct. 29, they met at their traditional pub, The Eagle and Child (The Bird and the Baby) for a ham dinner. It was to be their last formal meeting. At the next scheduled meeting, no one showed up. Still, they met informally during the following years.

The Eagle and Child still flourishes. I’ve made the pilgrimage there. When next you get to Oxford, you might want to pay a visit. Here’s more of the story from ChristianHistory.


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Oooh, that is, to be sure, a notable date of historical significance. (I would have loved to be a fly on the ham for those conversations!) Thanks much for the heads up.

Posted by: Chris Osborn | Oct 25, 2013 12:20:33 PM

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