Remembering C. S. Lewis, 50 Years Later

On November 22, 2013, in Westminster Abbey, a memorial was dedicated to C. S. Lewis, one of the great minds of the twentieth century. There, on the 50th anniversary of his death, Lewis took his place in the Poets’ Corner, alongside such greats as John Keats, William Blake, and T. S. Eliot.

Though C. S. Lewis himself has been gone for half a century, the power of his words and his ideas continues to affect generations. Such luminaries as Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Neil Gaiman, and Lemony Snicket have paid tribute to him over on the C. S. Lewis Facebook fan pageThe Chronicles of Narnia Facebook fan page@CSLewis, and @Official Narnia.

There has also been a whole host of coverage across the media to mark the anniversary, here are just a few of the highlights:

BBC Radio 4
The Screw Tape Letters is Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4 until Friday 22nd November
Find out more

New York Times
The Chronicles of C. S. Lewis Lead to Poets’ Corner
Read the article

The Telegraph
C. S. Lewis Joins Poets’ Corner
Read the Article

The Independent
The paper interviews Douglas Gresham, the step son of C. S. Lewis
Read the Article

BBC News
C. S. Lewis honoured with Poets’ Corner memorial
Read the Article

BBC Radio 4: The Today Programme
Interview with Douglas Gresham.
Listen now from 01:25:00 to 01:28:10

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