Michael Ward is Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, and Professor of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University, Texas. He is the author of the best-selling and award-winning Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis (Oxford University Press), co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis and presenter of the BBC television documentary, The Narnia Code. On the fiftieth anniversary of Lewis's death Dr Ward unveiled a permanent national memorial to him in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey, in London. He has been described by The Times Literary Supplement, England’s premier literary journal, as ‘the foremost living Lewis scholar’. Michael’s chief claim to fame, however, is that he handed a pair of X-ray spectacles to 007 in the James Bond movie The World Is Not Enough.