Discovering and Mapping Sherlock Holmes’s London | Newberry

Discovering and Mapping Sherlock Holmes’s London

Led by Tom Irvine. 1 session, 1 - 4 pm.
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Saturday, June 9

1 - 4 pm

This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (April 17 at 10 am – May 4 at 4 pm): $80
Regular Registration Price (May 4 at 4 pm – first day of class): $88

Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.

This seminar is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 to be added to the wait list.

Excuse our dust!

The Newberry is undergoing an extensive first floor renovation in 2018. This project will be ongoing during the Summer 2018 seminar term. The Adult Education Seminars Program still has use of the basement classrooms, but please check this link frequently for the latest conditions - which exterior doors are open or closed, where to find an accessible entrance, which restrooms are available, etc.

Because of the renovation, the Newberry Bookstore will be closed during the Summer 2018 term. As such, seminar participants will be responsible for acquiring all required texts for their seminars on their own. We apologize sincerely for the inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding. We have put together a list of helpful resources that should make it easy to find the books you need.

Seminar Description

Victorian London plays an important character in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Many of the mysteries describe a bustling city of neighborhoods, buildings, and transportation in detail. We will dig into the London of the nineteenth century following clues left behind about how the city looked then and, in some cases, hasn’t changed in the time since. We will examine authentic maps and photographs of buildings, trains, and cabs and discover how people lived. One session.

Tom Irvine works with computers during the day and has a passion for mysteries and history.

Materials List


  • There are no required materials for this class.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for the first class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.