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~~~~ About the C.S.Lewis Tour ~~~

The KilnsThis wonderful tour takes place in Oxfordshire, England, and visits places of interest including Lewis's former home 'The Kilns' and the beautiful Holy Trinity Church, Oxford, which was Lewis's final resting place.

The tour duration which is approximately 3 hours, is organized by Ron Brind, childhood pal of Lewis's stepson Douglas Gresham (Doug) and a frequent visitor to Lewis's former Oxfordshire home in the 1950's. The tour commences from outside the Randolph Hotel in Beaumont Street, Oxford, which is noted for its connections with Colin Dexter, who wrote the very famous Inspector Morse novels, and frequents the Randolph. En-route you will see the remains of the old 'City Wall', Magdalen College from Longwall Street where Lewis was elected a Fellow in 1925, Magdalen Bridge, where the famous Oxford May Day celebrations take place, and Magdalen College School, which was attended by Doug.

You will be taken through Headington to see one of the former homes of J R R Tolkien and to The Kilns, Lewis's former home which was purchased jointly in October 1930 by Mrs Moore, Jack and Major Lewis. A short stroll away is the lake that yielded the Punt from the murky depths, owned by Lewis. How did the Punt get there? Find this out on the tour!

In leaving the Kilns, the tour passes a local watering hole used by Jack and Warnie and travels to Holy Trinity Church in Headington Quarry where the Vicar Rev. Tim Stead will, subject to commitments allow you to see inside this beautiful building. Please note, things have changed.... dated 20th May 2010: Due to the termination of an agreement by Rev. Tim Stead between Holy Trinity Church and Ron Brind and despite me having paid £100 for the keys to the Church to allow visitors a unique peep inside, I can no longer offer this service unless you plan your visit for a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday when in fact the Church will be open for all! According to the Rev. Tim Stead they are not covered under the terms of their insurance policy for me to hold the keys (despite my holding them for the past six years without any problem whatsoever!).

Holy Trinity Church will be open to all on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from the end of June until the end of September so please keep this in mind when you consider booking your C. S. Lewis Tour. You will of course see the Church from the outside no matter when you visit, and in the Churchyard you will see the grave of C. S. Lewis and Mrs Janie King Moore, mother of the writer's close friend Paddy Moore.

You will also see the entrance to the Mayfair Suite at the former Wingfield Hospital to read :  Due to the recent demolition and rebuilding of the new Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, the entrance to the Mayfair Suite at the former Wingfield Hospital (where Jack and Joy's marriage was blessed in a bedside ceremony in December 1956 because her death was thought to be imminent) is no longer possible.

The tour finishes at the Eagle and Child pub in Oxford's magnificent St Giles thoroughfare. This famous watering hole was regularly used by Lewis and his circle of intellectual and literary friends known as 'The Inklings'. It is here that you will be presented with a personalised Certificate recording your visit to 'The Kilns' - a memento of your tour and a reminder that the Lewis legacy lives on.

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'C S Lewis Tours Oxford' is neither involved or associated with the C S Lewis Foundation of Redlands, California other than to have regular communication in an attempt to convince them that the former Lewis home should at least be recognised with a 'plaque' and open to all for viewing. My personal view is that the National Trust should aquire this important site for the benefit of future generations. It is after all part of Britains Christian heritage!

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