I am pleased to report I have won a scholarship to attend the English Literature Oxford Summer School program at Exeter College in July. I’ll be spending three weeks under the spires where JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, and the rest of the Inklings taught and created their works. Just imagining I’ll be in the place which was the genesis of Narnia and Middle-Earth gives me the chills. The scholarship was provided by the English Speaking Union of Central Florida, and you can find their website here.
My wife and I journeyed to England this past summer (2009), and I was able to record some video focusing on Oxford to show my students in the fall. Here’s a brief discourse on Addison’s Walk at Magdalene College, where CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien used to take long walks: