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Priory Scholars of NYC
2022 Meetings

Saturday, April 30 – see details below
Saturday, July 9
Saturday, October 22 ​

Priory Scholars of NYC Spring 2022 Meeting

Dear Scholars,

We are delighted to invite you to join us, in-person, for the 2022 Spring session of the Priory Scholars. Restrictions are lifting around the city, and we are holding class on Saturday, April 30, 12:00 pm-4:00 pm EDT. We will return to THE CHURCHILL TAVERN, 45 East 28th Street, New York, NY 10016, located between Madison and Park Avenues, around the corner from the 28th Street subway station for the 4 & 6 trains.

To all our members who joined us from abroad in the last few years, I would be delighted to buy you a drink at a NYC meeting: you are always invited, and always welcome.

I am very much looking forward to greeting you all in person. Precautions around COVID remain a concern, and we are working with The Churchill to ensure everyone’s safety. We will follow all NYC guidelines for indoor dining. While not required in March, please be ready to show proof of vaccination and booster if required in April. And as always, if you feel sick on the day of the meeting, please do not come. Simply let us know, and we will discuss how your payment can be transferred or refunded.

The story for the meeting is “The Illustrious Client.” We will be challenged by another of Prof. Raj Pandravada’s vitriolic quizzes. In preparation, we suggest that you read the story and reflect upon possible topics of discussion:

  • “I should say that there is no more dangerous man in Europe” – How does Baron Gruner compare with other villains in the Canon?
  • “I thought she had come altogether on my business, but it seems she had some of her own” – Is it possible that Holmes could/did not anticipate Kitty Winter’s intentions? Consider the role she plays in this story, and in its resolution.

Our dining room can comfortably seat approximately 30 people, and we must inform the restaurant how many to expect. We’re asking that 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 Saturday, April 23 to our Bursar, Prof. Christopher Zordan, via Paypal to; choose the “send money to friends” option. You may also send a check payable to Christopher Zordan, 242 Rooney Court, East Brunswick, NJ 08816. If 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 a spirited discussion and prizes for quiz winners, there will be toasts, chit-chat, and more! As usual, if you are interested in offering a toast, plese inquire of Prof. Tamar Zeffren ( or the Headmaster.

Yours with milk and biscuits,

Nick Martorelli, Headmaster


  1. Laura Russo · · Reply

    My father and I are devoted Sherlock Holmes fans and would love to attend the fall meeting on October 22? Is this possible?

  2. Sorry for the delayed response but our meetings are open to everyone – just be sure to RSVP.

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