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March 2018 - Beacon Hill
Date Time Location Cost Description
Wed 7th Mar 18
7.30 pmMain Hall, Stepping Stones, Undershaw, Portsmouth Road, Hindhead, GU26 6AQ10.00 recommended donation, on the door. Includes refreshments

Lecture: Superhero Sherlock Holmes

The inaugural lecture of Professor Neil McCaw, lecturer and professor of Victorian Literature & Culture at Winchester University, part of a celebration of the heritage and legacy of the great author and his life. It will be followed by refreshments and an opportunity to tour the home of the recently renovated building of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. No need to book. For more information visit the website www.steppingstones.org.uk.

These events are run by school volunteers and there is a discretionary donation of 10.00 on the evening to meet costs and support the work of Stepping Stones as a special needs school. Further information can be found on the school website: /a>www.steppingstones.org.uk/Community/Conan-Doyle-Events/ or by phoning 01428-609 953. Please park either on-site (limited space) or at the designated parking on the other side of the road at Andrews who kindly let us use their premises for events.

If you want further details, here is a resume by Neil: Sherlock Holmes made his first appearance in 1887. Less than a decade later the first Holmes adaptations started to appear, and enthusiasts from all over the world had started to write to the Great Detective as if he was a real-life criminal investigator. So how was it that he so caught the public imagination, and became a feature of not just Victorian literature, but also Victorian culture and society as well? This talk will look at some of the reasons for the extraordinary rise to prominence of Sherlock Holmes in the C19th, particularly looking at the status of the character as a Victorian hero, and will trace the different ways that the figure of Holmes has been associated with ideas of heroism from that point through the C20th and C21st.

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