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Free Public Lectures. Gresham College has provided free public talks within the City of London for over 400 years. Founded in 1597, Gresham College is London’s oldest Higher Education Institution. Our Gresham Professors and other visiting speakers offer over 100 free public events every year.
"A Stout Heart in the Great Cesspool": Arthur Conan Doyle and London
Monday, 2 July 2012 - 1pm
Museum of London
From the impressions of his first youthful visit, to his mature years when all doors opened for him, London was an important backdrop to much of Conan Doyle's life and work. From the Sherlock Holmes stories to The Lost World (in this, the 100th anniversary year of Professor Challenger's first great adventure) this lecture examines some of the locations which influenced him. It will also touch on some of his lesser known works and include the place which perhaps meant more to him than any other in London, and to which he returned in his writing throughout his life.
The talk will be given by Richard Burnip, an actor and historian whose work encompasses theatre, documentaries, lectures, articles, guided walks and audiobooks. Richard leads the "In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes" guided walks for London Walks and is a Member of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London.
This is part of the "Literary London Crime" Mondays at One series.
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