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Curiouser and Curiouser: The Life and Works of Lewis Carroll Roger Askew Wednesday 13 February 2019

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, ‘Lewis Carroll’, lived his whole life within the limited confines of an Oxford College yet wrote one of the most extraordinary and influential books for children, as absorbing today as it was in the 1860’s. He was also one of the most accomplished photographers of his time and his photographs of children have elicited many contradictory responses.This lecture explores the enigma of this paradoxical figure with particular reference to his most popular works, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass”.