Seminars meet each weekday morning, 09.15-10.45 and 11.15-12.45, with afternoons free for course-related field trips, individual study or exploring the many beautiful places in and around the city.
Charles Dodgson, Lewis Carroll, and Alice Liddell – Dodgson’s early life, his life at Christ Church as scholar and photographer, and his friendship with the Liddell family.
Walking tour following the famous boating trip to Binsey, Godstow Nunnery, and the Trout Inn, reading and discussing passages from Alice in Wonderland.
Alice’s Adventures – the ‘golden afternoon’ and a detailed look at passages in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.
Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass – their publication, illustration, and reception. Field trip to the Trout Inn, Godstow.
After Alice – Lewis Carroll’s other works, his later life, and how Alice has been adapted and interpreted over the last 150 years.
Destination: The Trout Inn; Godstow
Excursion Rating: Moderate
Up to two hours' walk on even ground or up to an hour's walk on rough and/or steep ground or up lots of stairs and steps.