Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

Month: October 2020

2/Lt. C.S. Lewis

Clive Staples “C.S.” Lewis (1898-1963) was a professor of English Literature, first at Oxford from 1926 -54 and then at Cambridge until shortly before his death. He was also a writer of novels, fantasy, Sci-fi, children’s books, poetry and Christian apologetics. Lewis shunned publicity and declined a CBE in 1951. He was a colleague and close friend of the “Lord of the Rings” author J.R.R. Tolkien and both were also veterans of the Western Front. ...read more

Poppy-Ganda

There will be a free Zoom lecture on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 1:00 pm EDT called: “Poppyganda: The Historical & Social Impact of a Flower.” The Poppy is an enduring symbol of WWI; however, the poppy’s association with warfare predates 1914, and its legacy is still evolving.  Dr. Mathew Leonard is a modern conflict archeologist at the University of Bristol in the UK. In 2015 he published his book entitled Poppyganda, in which he tells the story of the ‘flower of remembrance’ up to the present day. To register for this free event, click here. Be sure to blank out my registration details and enter your own instead. ...read more

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