Priory Scholars of NYC Fall 2018 Meeting

Dear Scholars,

What lurks behind this innocent invitation to the next lesson from the Priory School? Why, chills and thrills! Come revel in diabolical deeds—and fiendish costume—at our next meeting on Saturday, October 20, 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 “The Adventure of the Dying Detective.” 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:

  • Medicine and Sherlock Holmes – this story offers many observations about the state of medicine in this era. What can we make of the way different characters approach the concepts of medicine and science?
  • Holmes’ personal habits and treatment of Watson – this story is a treasure-trove of personal details about Sherlock Holmes. What do we learn from this, and what do we learn from his treatment of Watson?

While we have a reasonably large dining room, we must inform the restaurant in advance how many students to expect. As the room comfortably seats approximately 40 people, we recommend registering early. To confirm your enrollment, please email no later than Sunday, October 7; please include your name in the subject line. As usual, your tuition of $40 includes your meal and two drinks. Pre-payment is preferred, although you may pay cash at the door. Payment should be made to our Bursar, Prof. Christopher Zordan, by Sunday, October 7. 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, 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 of Prof. Tamar Zeffren at  the Headmaster.

Yours, with milk and biscuits,

Nick Martorelli, Headmaster

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