Priory Scholars of NYC Fall 2015 Meeting

I am pleased to announce that the fall semester will commence on Friday, October 24, 2015, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Class will convene at: THE CHURCHILL TAVERN, 45 East 28th Street, New York, NY 10016.

The restaurant is located between Madison and Park Avenues, around the corner from the 28th Street subway station for the 4 & 6 trains.

Reminder: while we have a reasonably large dining room we will still need to let the restaurant know how many students to expect. As the room seats approximately 40 people comfortably it is a good idea to register early. So please confirm your enrolment via email to Judith-freeman@hotmail.com no later than September 30, 2015.

Please send your checks for $40 per student to our Bursar, Christopher Zordan, 184 Blew Court, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 (again by Sept. 30th). You can pay cash at the door, however pre-payment is preferred.

Our lesson plan is based on “The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton.” We will be challenged by another of Raj Pandravada’s quizzes. Please note Prof. Nick Matorelli’s exemplary discussion points are:

  • Sherlock and women: We’ll examine Holmes’s attitudes toward women. How consistent is his behavior toward the women in the story (his client, Agatha, the murderer)? How do his attitudes resonate with the rest of 19th century society?
  • This is not the only story in which Holmes flouts the law in pursuit of a higher justice. But is he justified in allowing Milverton to be murdered? Are he and Watson on the right side of morality in this case?
  • Milverton vs. Moriarty – who is the bigger villain? Who is the more interesting character? Who really is the “worst man in London?”

In addition, there will also be toasts, homework assignments, a rousing rendition of our school song and more.

Respectfully yours,

Judith Freeman, Headmistress

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