50 years ago in 1963, Friday 22nd November was to be no ordinary day. It was the day that three great men had their last day on earth. Here at the Oxford Scholastica Academy, we briefly look back at those three men:
- C.S.Lewis – Tutor at Magdalen College, Oxford University and friends with J.R.R.Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings author), Lewis (illustrated here) is globally known for his magical tales of Narnia. For those who want to see the environment that inspired Lewis, his former house (The Kilns) can be visited in Oxford.
- J.F.Kennedy – The infamous assassination of the former US President resonated throughout the world and its impact is still felt today. He is also renowned for his ambition on getting man to the moon, saying “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade (1960s) is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth.”
- Aldous Huxley – Graduate of English Literature from Balliol College, Oxford University. As well as editing Oxford Poetry, he is best known for his novel Brave New World, often on a top 100 reading list of all time.
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