Saturday, 27 June 2015
WONDERING ABOUT WONDERLAND
On 4 July, I will be taking part in 'Alice's Day', Oxford's annual event held in celebration of that day in 1862 when the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) took the three daughters of the Dean of Christ Church on a river picnic during the course of which he told the girls the story of Alice and her adventures in Wonderland. 'Alice's Day 2015' will focus on the 150th anniversary of the first publication of the book that was destined to bring fame to Alice and her storyteller...
The Lewis Carroll Society is presenting a trio of talks at The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AQ. Will Brooker will be speaking on ‘Alice and Popular Culture’, while Franziska Kohlt is presenting a talk entitled ‘The use of a book with pictures and conversations: Victorian Children’s Books and their Illustrations’. My own talk, ‘Alice in Cartoonland', celebrates a century-and-a-half of cartoonist's interpretations of Alice and her world.
The event is free and begins at 10:30 am