Priory Scholars of NYC Fall 2019 Meeting

Dear Scholars,

As the weather changes, let us celebrate with a quick trip to the continent. The next meeting of the Priory Scholars is on Saturday, October 19, 2019, 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. As always, we recommend registering early. Please note our new pre-payment policy below.

Our class will discuss “The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax.” We will be challenged by another of Prof. Raj Pandravada’s quizzes. In preparation, I encourage you to read the story and reflect upon some possible topics of discussion, below:

  • “MY researches!” – This is certainly not the only time Holmes dispatches Watson on an independent investigation.
  • “You’ve blundered badly for once, Mr. Sherlock Holmes” – We rarely see Holmes make a mistake, as he does here. What does this show us?

While our dining room comfortably seats approximately 40 people, we must inform the restaurant how many to expect. Our 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. Please send your RSVP and tuition fee of $40 no later than Friday, October 11 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 and prizes for the winners of the quiz, 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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