5 remarkable ways the Victorians propelled CSI into the modern age

By shivani lamba, director of forensic outreach on 24 Feb 2015

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Forensic Outreach are running a Sleuthing with Sherlock forensics workshop on Friday 6 March and 2 April between 7-10pm. To book tickets, head over to our website.

The macabre operating theatre in Southwark, the lined shelves of meticulously reserved human remains in the Royal College of Surgeon’s Hunterian Museum, and the earliest approaches to crime and punishment in the Crime Museum of Scotland Yard — these are the shadows of a bygone era in Victorian London. They are fascinating to behold, but we’re somewhat comfortable that their activities are now a preserve of the distant past.
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5 remarkable ways Sherlock galvanised CSI and forensic science

By shivani lamba, director of forensic outreach on 28 Jan 2015

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“My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people do not know.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

Stirring first in the imagination of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a Scottish writer and physician, and eventually animated on the pages of his eponymous stories, Sherlock Holmes ascended quickly into our collective psyche as the ultimate detective — a veritable master of mental agility and a master at the art of deduction. Read the full postRead the full post

Who’s the best Holmes? Who’s the best Watson?

By sarah madden, blog editor on 19 Jan 2015

Many actors have taken on the iconic roles of Holmes and Watson, but who did it best? This January and February, we’re inviting Sherlockians to join in the debate and state their case. So, who’s your favourite?

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The Sound of Sherlock

By bert coules, former BBC radio producer-director on 22 Oct 2014
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Clive Merrison and Michael Williams in ‘His Last Bow’

I first met the doctor and the detective on the BBC airwaves in the late 1950s. I was around ten years old and I still recall the thrill of the wonderfully contrasted voices of Norman Shelley as the affable port-and-cigars storyteller and Carleton Hobbs as the ever-civilised, unflappable sleuth. Rather too civilised and unflappable for my tastes now, but every Sherlock is a reflection of the times he appears in and those were very different days. Read the full postRead the full post

Sherlock style: Q+A with artist Kasia Wozniak

By sarah madden, blog editor on 15 Oct 2014

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As part of our Sherlock Holmes season at the Museum of London, we commissioned London-based photographer Kasia Wozniak to create a new fashion photography series inspired by the stories of Arthur Conan Doyle. We caught up with her at her studio in South London and asked her a few questions ahead of her exhibition opening… Read the full postRead the full post