Priory Scholars of NYC Spring 2019 Meeting

Dear Scholars,

Knowledge of March Madness brackets? – nill. Knowledge of springtime activities? – practice, but limited. Knowledge of brunch menus? – profound. The next meeting of the Priory Scholars is on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 12:00-4:00 PM, where we will kick off a new year. 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 Study in Scarlet. We will be challenged by another of Prof. Raj Pandravada’s quizzes. For our discussion, I encourage you to read the novel and reflect upon the below possible topics of discussion:

  • “To make my name famous” – this is the first published account of Holmes’ work, and how does it differ from subsequent accounts? How is it similar?
  • The Country of the Saints – we will turn some discussion time to this section, to see what we can take from it. Instead of joking about how it doesn’t belong, think about how it DOES as a part of this story…. or not?

A new policy dictates that we ask all students pay for class at the time of enrollment; we will not otherwise be able to hold your place. While we have a reasonably large dining room that comfortably seats approximately 40 people, we must inform the restaurant how many students to expect. We recommend registering early.

Please send your RSVP and tuition fee of $40 no later than Wednesday, April 24 in order to confirm your enrollment. Payments should be made to our Bursar, Prof. Christopher Zordan. You may pre-pay by sending a check payable to Christopher Zordan, 242 Rooney Court, East Brunswick, NJ 08816; payment can also be made via Paypal to; choose the “send money to friends” option.
Should you have any questions, please email

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, 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 or the Headmaster.

Yours, with milk and biscuits,

Nick Martorelli, Headmaster

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