Ronald K. Brind

C.S. Lewis in Oxford

A Guide for Visitors

The Survey of 197 Brits in Oxford City

In an attempt to find out what the locals did know about C S Lewis I conducted a small survey. I interviewed 197 people in Oxford City looking specifically for ‘Brits’ and then asked the following questions.

1) Excuse me, can you tell me who C S Lewis was?
2) Have you ever heard of, or did you ever read a book called ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’?

The results of this little survey are quite amazing in fact unbelievable, but sadly true!

When the results were collated 70% had answered the first question with the exact words Alice in Wonderland! So 70% of the Oxford City ‘Brits’ interviewed at the time thought that C S Lewis wrote Alice in Wonderland! On that basis I ask, a Prophet in his own City?

The answer to the second question was very different with the majority instantly recognizing the title.

Read more in my ebook; “C S Lewis In Oxford: A Guide for Visitors”

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