An added site that was wonderful to visit was the "Eagle and Child". This building was where many inklings came for discussions, people like J.R.R. Tolkian and C.S. Lewis (The Inklings were an informal literary discussion group associated with the University of Oxford, England. For nearly two decades between the early 1930s and late 1949 these literary enthusiasts, who praised the value of narrative in fiction and encouraged the writing of fantasy, met).