There are now three plaques in Ireland commemorating Lewis. The first two are in Belfast at his birthplace, Dundela Villas, and at the house in which he grew up, Little Lea. The third was unveiled in May in the park Lewis enjoyed outside the Town Hall of Bangor, on a hill commanding a magnificent view of the mouth of Belfast Lough and the County Antrim coast.
In June Carol Hatcher had to begin searching for a new PBS sponsor for her C. S. Lewis documentary “C.S. Lewis: An Examined Life” because the Governor of Georgia fired Georgia Public Broadcasting’s executive director and entire board of directors. Fortuately, WETA (Ken Burns’ home station) in Washington, D. C. agreed to take the program. Zondervan is still on board, as well as the Arthur Vinings Davis Foundation. Because Bruce Edwards will be in Kenya the coming year on a Fulbright scholarship, Dr. Peter Kreeft has agreed to become head C.S. Lewis advisor for the program.
John Lawlor died on 31 May 1999. He was a student of Lewis’s at Oxford, a close friend of Walter Hooper, and author of C. S. Lewis: Memories and Reflections.
I think we are on to a vast conspiracy. A search through AltaVista reveals the following groups under the heading N.I.C.E.:
- Nat’l Institute of Clinical Excellence
- Nat’l Institute for Community Empowerment
- Nat’l Institute for Consumer Education
- Narrative-based Immersive Contructionist/Collaborative Environments
- Nottingham Int’l Construction Equipment
- New Intensive Course in English
- Northern Interior Canine Enthusiasts
- New Italian Cinema Events
- New Issue Comics Express
(A note by Keith Wilkerson on MERELEWIS.)
After decades of business and millions of books, the Lewis estate reportedly terminated its contract with London’s Curtis Brown literary agency in 1998 and replaced it with the new C. S. Lewis Company Ltd, located at 7-9 Quay Street, Lymington, Hampshire SO 41 3AS, England.