Public Lecture: "Decoding Wonderland" with David Day
Join author David Day for an insider glimpse of his newest book, Decoding Wonderland: Ancient Wisdom, a Forbidden Education and Real-Life Drama in Lewis Carroll's Alice. In this one-hour presentation, Day reveals all the characters in Wonderland to be real Victorians, making the book a time capsule of Oxford when it was the centre of an historic point in human intellectual history. Wonderland is a Who's Who of Oxford at the height of its power and influence. Scheduled for release in October 2015, Day’s book celebrates the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Day is the author of more than 40 books of poetry, ecology, history, mythology, fantasy, and children's literature. Internationally, he is best known for his literary criticism on J. R. R. Tolkien and his works.
Thursday, Feb. 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Clifford Carl Hall, Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street
This free public lecture requires registration: http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/decoding-wonderland/
UVic Libraries present this lecture in partnership with the Royal British Columbia Museum and the Greater Victoria Public Library.
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