Summer Course: “Lewis Carroll in Oxford”

The University of Oxford (UK) offers several summer courses in 2020, among which “Lewis Carroll in Oxford”.

The summer course is a one-week course and part of The Oxford Experience, a residential summer programme aimed at non-specialists.

During this course, the participants will discuss the real people and places behind the “Alice in Wonderland” story, look in detail at some of the many facets of this famous tale, and see how this work of imagination has been interpreted and reimagined over the last 150 years.

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‘Wonderland’ exhibition in Singapore

If you reside in or visit Singapore soon, do pay a visit to this immersive and interactive ‘Wonderland’ exhibition in the ArtScience Museum! It runs until 22 September.

This ‘Wonderland’ exhibition is aimed at people of all ages and explores Alice’s journey through popular culture. You can discover how artists and filmmakers have portrayed Alice and her story for over a century. The exhibition makes use of theatrical sets, interactive environments, eye-catching props and audiovisual artworks to create a Wonderland. ‘Wonderland’ includes over 300 artefacts and objects including first edition books, drawings, original costumes, films, magic lantern projectors, animation and puppetry.

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Inspired by Alice Family Fun Day 2019

The annual ‘Inspired by Alice Family Fun Day’ in Guildford, UK is coming up! Join this day of Alice inspired entertainment on the grounds of the historic Guildford Castle.

What to expect:

  • activities for all the family
  • craft activity
  • live music
  • opportunity to explore Guildford Castle
  • stalls and refreshments

Bring a picknick to enjoy the day in the gardens. If you come dressed as a character from Wonderland, you may win a prize!

Date: 3 August 2019
Time: 11am to 4pm
Location: Guildford Castle, Castle Street, Guildford GU1 3SX, UK

Entry to the grounds and many of the activities is free. Castle entry is £2 for adults, £1 for children.

More information: https://www.guildford.gov.uk/article/22562/Castle-events

Book review: “Lewis Carroll – The Worlds of His Alices”

Edward Guiliano recently published his new book “Lewis Carroll – The Worlds of His Alices”. In it, he discusses the works that Lewis Carroll produced throughout his lifetime and what they tell us about his personality and skills.

When I heard about this book and read its description, I didn’t really know what to expect. Apparently it wasn’t a biography, but an ‘analysis’. I wondered what exactly would be analysed and how deep it would dive into all those topics – as the book seemed to cover numerous works, it possibly couldn’t be very thorough? And how much focus would there be on the ‘Alice’ books (which of course I’m interested in most)?

The publishers were kind enough to provide me with a copy, so I was able to write this review for everyone else who is wondering whether they should purchase this book.

Cover of "Lewis Carroll - The Worlds of His Alices"
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Alice’s Day 2019

The annual “Alice’s Day” is upcoming! If you are in the UK on July 6, join the festivities and activities and listen to interesting lectures from the Lewis Carroll Society.

Alice’s Day is Oxford’s annual celebration of Lewis Carroll’s books. It’s a one day event coordinated by the Story Museum and offers a day full of events inspired by the story. Venues and museums across the city offer Alice-themed events and activities, bringing the book to life and encouraging people of all ages to (re)discover Wonderland. This year’s theme is ‘Time’.

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