Priory Scholars of NYC Summer 2016 Meeting

I am delighted to announce that our Summer session will meet on: Saturday, July 16, 2016 – 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 enrollment via email to Chris at no later than June 30, 2016.

Please send your checks for $40 per student to our Bursar, Christopher Zordan, 184 Blew Court, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 (again by June 30th). The admission fee covers your meal plus two brunch drinks. You can pay cash at the door, however pre-payment is preferred. If financial challenges may prevent you from attending, send inquiry to Headmistress at about our scholarship program.

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

  • Regarding the mind-reading scene that opens the case, what does this demonstrate about Holmes’ methods and process? What does this particular story gain by association with this scene?
  • A detailed explanation of the events of this case comes in the villain’s own words, recalling the confessions of Sign of the Four and A Study in Scarlet. How does this device compare with how other cases are resolved?
  • Consider Watson’s “disclaimer” at the beginning of the story. Why does he admit that some stories may not be as good as others? What could be his motive for these preemptive apologies?

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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