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The Inklings (formally the Society of the Inklings), was an association of professors, authors and scholars from and associated with Oxford University and other colleges on the premises of the town of Oxford. They discussed English, literature, books and their own techniques at writing. They called themselves Inklings to mean that they are people inclined to the ink, or basically, people drawn to writing, books and literature in general.
Although the group still exists today, The Inklings is usually used to mean the group when its membership included J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis.