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Talk: ‘Alice in Waterland’

On 24 November 2015, Mark J. Davies will give an illustrated talk called ‘Alice in Waterland’. It will take place near Oxford, United Kingdom.

The River Thames was fundamentally important in the creation of the famous tales of ‘Alice in Wonderland’. On a Victorian virtual voyage – from the riverside picnic at nearby Godstow where the tale was first told to the last of the many boat outings he made with the real Alice (Liddell) and her sisters – some of the real people, places, and events which underlie the fantasy will be revealed.

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Talk about Tenniel’s and Carroll’s illustrations (Oxford, UK – 13 sept. 2015)

This talk by Mark J. Davies, author of “Alice in Waterland” and “Alice’s Oxford on Foot”, will feature the iconic ‘pictures’ of John Tenniel, those of Lewis Carroll, along with his photographs, and reference to the Pre-Raphaelite artists of whom Thomas Combe was a major patron.

Combe, Superintendent of Oxford University Press, oversaw the printing of the first 2,000 copies of the world’s most famous children’s story in June 1865, and also influenced its creation in several other ways.

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150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

Today it is exactly 150 years ago that the first edition of the book “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” was printed! To celebrate this anniversary, many Alice in Wonderland themed events are being organized, all over the world.

Want to join? At this site you can find a list of all known Alice in Wonderland events: http://lewiscarrollresources.net/2015/find.html

If you know about other events, do send them in!