Michael Ward is Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Chaplain of St. Peter's College at Oxford University. Dr. Ward studied English at Oxford University and theology at Cambridge University, and he received his Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He has been Chaplain of Peterhouse at the University of Cambridge, and his books include Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis, Heresies and How to Avoid Them, and the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis. Planet Narnia forms the basis for the new BBC documentary, The Narnia Code, co-sponsored by the C.S. Lewis Society of California.
Dr. Ward has also served as resident warden of The Kilns, C.S. Lewiss Oxford home, copy editor at Lion Hudson, officer of the Oxford University Lewis Society, and an actor in such films as Richard Attenborough's Shadowlands and the James Bond movie, The World Is Not Enough. He is a Member of the Steering Committee of the Wade Center at Wheaton College and the Board of Advisors for the C.S. Lewis Society of California.
His articles and reviews have appeared in such publications as Touchstone, Books & Culture, Harvard Ichthus, Times Literary Supplement, Themelios, Theology, Church Times, Seven: An Anglo-American Literary Review, New York Sun, and San Francisco Chronicle.