The Inklings was a literary discussion group associated with the University of Oxford, England, for nearly two decades between the early 1930s and late 1940s. They were literature enthusiasts who encouraged the writing of fantasy.
The regular members, many of them academics at the University, included Owen Barfield; J. A. W. Bennett; Lord David Cecil; Nevill Coghill; Hugo Dyson; Adam Fox; Roger Lancelyn Green; Robert Havard; C. S. Lewis; Lewis's brother, Warren Lewis; J. R. R. Tolkien; Tolkien's son, Christopher Tolkien; and Charles Williams.
They met on Tuesday mornings in the pub The Eagle and Child, often referred to as “The Bird and Baby.”
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