Priory Scholars of NYC Spring 2018 Meeting

Priory Scholars of NYC Spring 2018 Meeting

Dear Scholars,

I am delighted to invite you to our 2018 spring session, when rising temperatures and the promise of summer may encourage our own scandalous escapades. Thus, our next gathering will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 12:00-4:00 PM. Class will be held, as usual, 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.

Our class will be based around “A Scandal in Bohemia.” We will be challenged by another of Prof. Raj Pandravada’s quizzes. For our discussion, I encourage you to read the story and reflect upon the below possible topics of discussion:

  • This is only the third Holmes adventure, and the first short story. How does reading the story in that context – that of the first Strand readers in 1891 – shift or change your view of it?
  • Irene Adler – a character who is much referenced, adapted, pastiched, appropriated, etc. Bring your opinions about The Woman, be they comfortable or unorthodox.

Our dining room comfortably seats 40 people, and we must tell the restaurant how many scholars to expect. And so, advance registration is highly recommended; at-the-door registrations will be honored only if space is available. To confirm your attendance, please email no later than Wednesday, April 25.

The tuition of $40 includes your meal and two brunch drinks. Pre-payment is preferred, although you may pay cash at the door. Payment should be made to our Bursar, Prof. Christopher Zordan, by Wednesday, April 25. You may transfer money via Paypal to; choose the “send money to friends” option. Send checks payable to Christopher Zordan, 242 Rooney Court, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.

If financial challenges may prevent you from attending, please contact the Headmaster directly at to inquire about our scholarship program.

In addition to our spirited discussion, of course, there will be toasts, homework presentations, reports from recent Sherlockian events, a rousing rendition of our school song, and more! If you are interested in offering a toast or completing a homework assignment, please inquire respectively of Prof. Tamar Zeffren or the Headmaster.

Yours, with milk and biscuits,

Nick Martorelli, Headmaster

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