A weekend in Oxford: ‘enjoy the amenities of this charming town’
September 6 - September 8
The Society’s Annual Weekend this year will be in Oxford, where we will spend 2 nights in the splendid surroundings of Christ Church.
“ (…) enjoy the amenities of this charming town” Sherlock Holmes tells Dr. Watson in The Creeping Man as embark to solve the mystery surrounding the strange habits of Professor Presbury. This charming town, of course, is Oxford.
We invite members to join us in Oxford to investigate some of the unique circumstances of this remarkable short story, from monkey gland to (we hope!) dogs and – as Oxford is also home to some of the oldest museums – to Sherlock Holmes, the master collector. We plan to have lunch at The Chequers, well-known to Holmes and Watson, of course, and still in business today.
These and many other sights of Oxford we will explore whilst staying at the wonderful Christ College, founded in 1546. The College’s Great Hall is well known to fans of the Harry Potter films.
In short, mark the date in your agenda! Full details to follow in due course.
Photographs: By permission of the Governing Body, Christ Church, Oxford