Most of us here probably know J. R. R. Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings. Many also C. S. Lewis and at least The Chronicles of Narnia. And maybe you’ve heard that these two were friends. In addition, both belonged to a group of writers who called themselves “Inklings”. They met regularly for many years on Tuesday mornings in Oxford for convivial discussions in the pub and on Thursday evenings for discussion about the works they were writing.
There are already some questions: Did it have an influence on her works? How much Lewis is in Tolkien and how much Tolkien in Lewis? And who else belonged to it? Are there still hidden connections and fantasy pearls? How did these people come together, what held them together and why did they part? The lecture Who were the Inklings? by Dr. Christian Weichmann is dedicated to these and some other questions.