Seventh International Aldous Huxley Symposium : postponed to October 2021

Dates: 13 – 15 October 2021 (conference warming on 12 October evening; colloquy at Bandol and visit to Sanary and Bandol on 16 October; departure day: 17 October)

Venue: University of Toulon; Bandol

  • 13 October: at the Campus du Centre Ville, salle FA 110,
  • 14 October: at the Campus de la Garde,
  • 15 October: at the Campus du Centre Ville, salle FA 010.


The University of Toulon, represented by Profs Alice Cheylan & Alain Morello (;, and the International Aldous Huxley Society (AHS). The colloquy at Bandol will be organized by Gilles Iltis, M.A., Sanary

General theme:

“Aldous Huxley in France: The Experience of Exile”

The general theme of the conference will naturally focus on Huxley’s activities in France, particularly on the experience of exile that Huxley and other writers underwent in Sanary and Bandol between the wars, but there will certainly be room for a variety of other topics.

Huxley Forum:

“Aldous Huxley’s Controversial Philosophical Theories”

This forum, which will discuss the intellectual ‘exile’ that Huxley’s ideas were at times exposed to, is being organized by Prof Dana Sawyer (please send your proposals to It will be held in a similar fashion as at the previous symposia in Oxford (2013) and Almería (2017).

For further information please visit the CAHS homepage at

Call for Papers:

In addition to the lectures already included in the 2020 programme (see below) new proposals are cordially invited.

Please send your proposals for lectures (20 minutes, plus 10 minutes discussion) and your abstracts (20 – 30 lines or 200 – 300 words)

by 31 July 2021 to Prof Bernfried Nugel (<>).

The symposium will be organized along the lines already developed in the original conference brochure (see the Toulon webpage, but where necessary the modalities will be updated accordingly.

Aldous Huxley (1894-63), écrivain anglais.

Légende : Aldous Huxley (1894-63), écrivain anglais. Crédit : © Albert Harlingue/Roger-Viollet