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20th Anniversary of this website!

Oh my, can you believe that this website is celebrating its 20 year anniversary this month??

In 1997 I started my studies at university and got access to the internet on the campus. Being already a fan of Disney’s cartoon movie and Lewis Carroll’s books, I searched the web for more information about them. But I only found fragmented info.

I wanted to try my hand at building my own website, so I gave it a shot. In those days, Microsoft Frontpage was all the rage. Google was unknown; we all used Altavista to find webpages and we viewed them in the Netscape browser. My first website was very similar to most of the other personal websites in that time: it had frames, white letters on black backgrounds, animated gifs (burning torches and rainbow colored lines) and a Nedstat counter. 🙂

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’s 152th anniversary

Exactly 152 years ago today, the book “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” was published.

Lewis Carroll started the story during a boat trip with Alice and her sisters on the 4th of July, 1862. Later he expanded the tale for publication and the first edition of the book was printed on 4 July 1865, exactly 3 years after the boat trip. But this first issue was recalled because of unsatisfactory printing. The official publishing date is therefore 18 November 1865.

The original first edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lecture: “The Natural History of ALICE: Bats, Cats and Dormice”

After the Lewis Carroll Society’s Annual Meeting, which takes place in London, there will be a lecture that is open to all.

The lecture is called “The Natural History of ALICE: Bats, Cats and Dormice” – or “the ABCD of Wonderland”. 🙂

Rosemary Etheridge of the Harrow Natural History Society and Jane Skelly of the Lewis Carroll Society discuss the natural and not so natural history to be found in the Alice books. From dormice nesting in teapots to the evolution of the Bread-and-butter fly.

Date: 17 November 2017
Time: 7.00 pm
Location: The Art Workers’ Guild, London (UK)
Admission: free

Lecture: Off with her head! – Lewis Carroll and Violence

On the 13th of October there will be a lecture about violence in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. It will take place in London (UK).

Lewis Carroll’s worlds of the imagination are places of unexpectedly violent encounters: from the despotic Queen of Hearts terrorising Wonderland with threats of wholesale decapitation to those battling duos beyond the Looking-Glass, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Lion and the Unicorn and the Red and White Knights. This topic will be considered in the lecture.

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