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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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155th Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland

Exactly 155 years ago, Charles Dodgson started telling his ‘Wonderland’ tales to Alice and her sisters, during a boat trip.

The story arose at 4 July 1862, and was continued on further trips with the children. The tales evolved into the manuscript ‘Alice’s Adventures Under Ground’.

Later, Dodgson (under his pen name ‘Lewis Carroll’) decided to publish the story. On 4 July 1865, the first edition of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ was printed – which was 3 years later, now exactly 152 years ago!

Alice with the strange looking party of animals

Alice’s Day 2017

The annual Alice’s Day in Oxford (UK) is coming up! This year this fun event will take place on 1 July.

The day provides fun for the whole family, with many events taking place. There’s street theatre, live music, circus skills, guided tours, and more. This year’s theme is ‘riddles & puzzles’.

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