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Arthur Conan Doyle Lecture Series

The school, as the new custodian of Undershaw, is launching a year long series of lectures and events to celebrate the history and heritage of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Undershaw and the great detective Sherlock Holmes. 

This will start on the 24th May with a lecture by  Michael Gunton, Senior Archivist of Portsmouth ‘s Arthur Conan Doyle Bequest entitled: ‘Conan Doyle - the Hampshire/Surrey  connection’.

At Undershaw the lecture will be the first in a series and will be aimed at supporting the work of the school to maintain and celebrate the heritage for which it is now responsible.

Wednesday 24th May at 7.30pm, Undershaw, suggested £10 donation to the school on the evening (refreshments included).

Other lectures in the series will include:

  • Heritage Open Day - Sunday 10th September
  • Mark Goodchild - architect of the Undershaw restoration
  • Dr Marion Dell, local historian, on the life of Sir Arthur in Hindhead on the 4th of October.
  • Luke Kuhns, author of Welcome to Undershaw: A Brief History of Arthur Conan Doyle: the man that created Sherlock Holmes.  November (Date TBC)
  • Creative Writing Workshop - January 2018 (Date TBC)

The year will culminate in the week of the 22nd May 2018 with events proposed to include: a detective story writing competition for schools, an art competition, further lectures, tours of Undershaw, music by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, local walks, a murder mystery dinner and other Conan Doyle themed events.

Any queries or suggestions please do get in touch with us -  Anne Edward on