Meeting Schedule

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Priory Scholars of NYC
2020 Meetings

April 18 – see details below
July 11
October 17

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Priory Scholars of NYC Spring 2020 Meeting

Dear Scholars,

Now, though the world explode indeed, let us turn our thoughts towards a less awry age, and to the connections and love that bind us together, even across oceans. The next meeting of the Priory Scholars is on Saturday, April 18, 2020, 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 pre-payment policy below.

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

  • “[K]indly whisper ‘Norbury’ in my ear” – What is the impact of Holmes not just acknowledging an error, but asking Watson to remind him of it?
  • “I want your opinion as a judicious man” – How does Grant Monroe compare to other clients, considering his ask of Holmes and his behavior at the solution?
  • “I cut myself off from my race in order to wed him” – Discuss Doyle’s treatment of interracial marriage in 1894

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, April 10 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


  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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