Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was an Oxbridge professor and one of the 20th century's most famous converts to Christianity. An atheist from boyhood, he converted at age 33 and devoted much of the rest of his life to writing about faith. His series of allegorical books known as The Chronicles of Narnia remains especially popular with children. Lewis taught at Magdalen College, Oxford, from 1925-1954, when he moved to Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he remained until his death. He died the same day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Texas. Lewis and close friend J.R.R. Tolkien were part of the casual Oxford literary group known as The Inklings.