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Alice’s Day 2022

It’s almost time again for the annual “Alice’s Day”, celebrated each year in Oxford, UK, around the 4th of July (the day the story arose)!

This year, Alice’s Day will be held on July 2nd. Once more, there is an extensive programme. It includes fun activities, like a Mad Tea Party, games, workshops, a cupcake decorating competition, and more. There are also exhibitions, walks, and talks, some of which are organized by the Lewis Carroll Society.

You are invited to dress for the occasion, so pick your favorite Wonderland or Looking-Glass world character!

Date: 2 July 2022
Location: Oxford, UK
More information & full programme:
 https://www.storymuseum.org.uk/about-us/alices-day-1

Online lecture: Dialogue in the ‘Alice’ books

Coming May, professor Gillian Beer will give an online lecture and seminar about dialogue in Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice’ books.

Gillian Beer is retired Professor of English at the University of Cambridge, and former president of Clare Hall. She published several books, among which “Alice in Space: The Sideways Victorian World of Lewis Carroll”.

Date: Saturday 28 May 2022
Time: 18.00 (British Summer Time) / 19.00 Central European Summer Time
Location: online
Price: £28 full price / £23 students and CAMcard holders
More information: https://www.literaturecambridge.co.uk/book-online-study-sessions/alice-dialogue

Summer School: Lewis Carroll’s Oxford and the Surprising Histories of Alice’s Wonderland

The University of Oxford again organises a Summer School course about Lewis Carroll and his works. This year’s course is called “Lewis Carroll’s Oxford and the Surprising Histories of Alice’s Wonderland”

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

The course will explore Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice’ books, their origins in Oxford, its architecture, personalities, hidden histories and controversies. It will also cast a look beyond Oxford, to reimaginations in art and popular culture, science and politics, and take a look at the question of why Alice is still so fascinating to us.

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Exhibition: “Through the Looking-Glass”

This December, there is an exhibition at Eberhard Karls University (Germany) to celebrate the 150 anniversary of “Through the Looking-Glass and what Alice found there”.

The exhibition focuses on the origins of the ‘Alice’ books. There will be some exhibits on their development and further impact, and a facsimile of the original manuscript of “Alice’s Adventures under Ground” will be on display.

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Date: 1 December 2021 – 5 January 2022
Location:
Eberhard Karls University Library, Tübingen, Germany 
More information:
 https://uni-tuebingen.de/einrichtungen/universitaetsbibliothek/home/newsfullview-home/article/through-the-looking-glass/

Event: Looking-Glass at 150: Reflecting on Lewis Carroll’s Second Alice Book

On 14 November, the National Library Board of Singapore (NLB) organizes a talk in honour of the 150th anniversary of “Through the Looking-Glass and what Alice found there”. You can follow it online through Zoom.

Assistant Professor Katherine Wakely-Mulroney will discuss how we might approach Carroll’s story as a reflection of his anxieties concerning childhood, aging, and memory. She will also speak about how other Victorian writers reflected the ‘Alice’ style in their own imitative children’s books.

Note that you can only attend this event if you are a member of the National Library Board in Singapore. However, it looks like you can sign up for a myLibrary account for free, without actually having to purchase a library subscription.

Date: 14 November 2021
Time: 03:00 – 04:30 CET
Location: online (through Zoom)
Admission: free (after registration)
More details and registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/looking-glass-at-150-reflecting-on-lewis-carrolls-second-alice-book-thi-tickets-190393400787