The George MacDonald Society is pleased to announce the first in a series of themed conversations—this time on on ‘MacDonald & The Poetry of Science.’ Too few today are aware of just how deeply impassioned this Christian ‘Sage of the Imagination’ was for the study and praxis of Science; indeed, his initial vocational dream was to enter that field. Join us online on October 7, 2021 from 7-9PM BST | 2-4PM EST, where we will be speaking with guest conversants Professor Tom McLeish (Professor of Natural Philosophy in Physics, University of York; author of The Poetry and Music of Science) and Dr Franziska Kohlt (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of York) about MacDonald, science, and the imagination.
This free event is open to members and non-members of the George MacDonald Society, but capacity is limited. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link by 7th October, 12 noon EST to reserve your free space.
New Resource: Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson (with additional input from others in the Society) has put together a Biographical Introduction to George MacDonald and his Works. This is a good place to start, especially if you are relatively new to MacDonald.
There is a session by Wheaton College’s Dr Jerry Root on MacDonald’s Golden Key at this years online Rabbit Room Hutchmoot (8-10th October 2021). The Society’s President Malcolm Guite will also be a guest speaker on Saturday evening. Sessions are recorded for those who sign up and will be available until the end October. Go to www.hutchmoothomebound.com for more information.
Beginning today –> A fun & easy intro to one of the most influential books in Western Literature, and a favourite of George MacDonald’s –> https://100daysofdante.com. Familiarity with the whole ‘Commedia’ will deeply enrich your reading (and understanding) of George MacDonald. [Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson]