Westminster Abbey, London, England. Lewis will join the ranks of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dickens, Tennyson, and others.
The unveiling of the C.S. Lewis memorial in Poets’ Corner will be the culmination of a two-day conference in Westminster Abbey.
Proceedings will begin on the afternoon of Thursday 21st November. Alister McGrath will give a lecture on Lewis’s apologetics, followed by Malcolm Guite who will speak about Lewis’s fiction and poetry. After a service of Choral Evensong, there will be a panel discussion of Lewis’s life and legacy, chaired by Michael Ward. On the panel will be Michael Ramsden, Jeanette Sears, Peter S. Williams, and Judith Wolfe. On Friday 22nd November, there will be a Service of Thanksgiving with Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, and now Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge. During this service, the memorial to C.S. Lewis in Poets’ Corner will be unveiled by a guest of honor and blessed by the Dean, John Hall.
Attendance at the conference is free, but you will need to register.
Also, if you have valued Lewis’s writings and personal example and would like to contribute, please give generously. the events are being funded privately and they have so far raised about half of the the total cost of £20,000.