The University of Mary Washington's 2012 Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series continues on Tuesday, March 27, with a lecture on Sherlock Holmes by Jeremy Black, author of London: A History.
The game’s afoot when British historian and professor of history at the University of Exeter Jeremy Black elucidates the scintillating mind of Sherlock Holmes; the tenebrous character of Dr. Moriarty; and the rather obtuse Dr. Watson, who chronicled Holmes’ adventures. Professor Black analyzes Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous character and the escapades that emanated from Holmes’ digs at 221B, where it is always 1895 in London. Black is the author of more than 100 books on European (and especially British) history, including London: A History. He has previously given highly popular Great Lives lectures on figures ranging from George III and Napoleon to James Bond.
All lectures in the university's Great Lives series are free and open to the public.
For more about the life of Sherlock Holmes check out these resources from the Central Rappahannock Regional Library.