CS Lewis: a visionary for our time?


Event Date:

November 5, 2022

Event Time:

10:00 am

Event Location:

Bridge Conference Centre, Rider Street, Leeds, LS9 7BQ

Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.

CS Lewis

Sixty years after his death, does the acclaimed author have truths for 21st century believers, let alone those who deny any faith? Where would Lewis have stood on the credibility crisis facing the Western Christian church at a time when so many are in need of genuine hope?

During a unique day of thinking, discussion and prayer, apologist and author Trevin Wax will share ways in which contemporary beliefs and culture wars offer opportunities to advance the Christian Gospel in both personal and public spheres, just as Lewis did in another key epoch in history.

Weaving together his own research with a deep understanding of Lewis’ work, Trevin will invite us to consider cultural challenges and rising opportunities to beckon people with love, through the wardrobe, into a Kingdom that is much bigger than self.

A one-day event in person and simultaneously online.

About the speaker

Trevin Wax is visiting the UK to deliver guest lectures in Oxford while staying at CS Lewis’ house, The Kilns, as a CS Lewis Foundation Scholar-in-Residence.

His new book, The Thrill of Orthodoxy: Rediscovering the Adventure of Christian Faith, is available in October.

Trevin, who USA’s Christianity Today named a millennial leader shaping the church today, will speak about:

  • meeting cultural trends towards expressive individualism in our society
  • the belief that religion is a personal choice from a marketplace of spiritualities
  • the places humans seek rest: wellbeing fads, fandom, identity politics and more
  • how best to bring Gospel hope: is it still possible, like Lewis, to publicly declare Christian truth and to call people to personal faith in Christ in our times?

Conference details

Saturday 5th November 2022
In person and online

Registration is from 10am for a 10.30am start. In person tickets include free drinks throughout the day.


Bridge Conference Centre, Rider Street, Leeds, LS9 7BQ

The venue is 10-15 minutes’ walk from Leeds Railway or Bus Stations. There is plentiful free parking at the venue.


In person tickets are £25, or £15 for students.
Online tickets are £15.

Group discount: order ten standard ‘in person’ tickets and get a free leader’s place. Simply add eleven or more tickets to your order (including the free leader’s place) and enter the coupon code lewisgroup at checkout to apply the discount.


Orders of packed lunches are now closed, please bring your own packed lunch, or shop at one of the many food outlets close by (you’re welcome to bring your food back into the venue).

There will be an opportunity to purchase books, handmade cards and and Christmas gifts in aid of our RealityBites schools outreach project. Cash or card accepted (£5 minimum card spend).

Terms and conditions

If the event cannot take place in person due to last-minute public health issues, we will move entirely online. Your booking will be transferred and you will receive full online joining information by email/text. Conference fees will not be refunded, lunch costs will be refunded subject to a £2 administration fee per person.

In the unfortunate event you need to cancel your booking, cancellations up to four working weeks before the event will get a full refund minus a £5 admin fee per ticket. From four to two working weeks before the event you’ll be refunded 50% per person minus a £5 admin fee per ticket. Later than this you’ll be liable for the full conference fee plus lunch fee if booked.

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  • Bridge Conference Centre, Rider Street, Leeds, LS9 7BQ

Event Schedule

  • November 5, 2022 10:00 am   -   4:30 pm
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