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The Marion E. Wade Center

The Marion E. Wade Center of Wheaton College, Illinois, is a major research collection of materials by and about seven British authors: Owen Barfield, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Dorothy L. Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams.

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Our mission is to collect and preserve resources related to Owen Barfield, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Dorothy L. Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams, and make them available through our reading room, museum, publications, programming, and outreach efforts.

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Jerry Root

2018-2019 Hansen Lecture Series

Dr. Jerry Root will present three lectures on C.S. Lewis's book of poetry, Dymer, for the 2018-2019 Hansen Lectureship. Learn more about the talks on our Hansen Lecture pages.

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Great American Read

Wade Authors in America's Top 10 Best-Loved Novels

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia placed #5 and #9 on America's list of 100 best-loved novels with The Great American Read.

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Marjorie Lamp Mead

Marjorie Lamp Mead Awarded Alumna of the Year

Associate Director, Marjorie Lamp Mead, was recognized by the Wheaton College Alumni Association as the 2018 Alumna of the Year for Distinguished Service to Alma Mater.

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George MacDonald in the Age of Miracles

Book Release: George MacDonald in the Age of Miracles

Based on the second Hansen Lectureship series delivered at the Marion E. Wade Center by Timothy Larsen, this volume looks at MacDonald's work counteracting skepticism and materialism to herald the miraculous, the wondrous, and the realm of the spirit. Copies of the book are available at the Wade Center or via the InterVarsity Press website.

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Space In Between Ballet

Ballet based on The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

Ballet 5:8 presents "The Space In Between," a ballet inspired by The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis. Use the discount code "WADECENTER" to get $4 off adult tickets.

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