We are always looking for presenters for our meetings. As you can see from past presentations, the topic can vary greatly! Membership is not necessary to present a topic of interest to our members, so if you know someone whose interests, a field of work, or another area of expertise would benefit us in regards to Sherlock Holmes, please contact us and let us know what you or someone you know would like to present!
We recently dusted off the repository of Holme's old case files and found this gem from November, 1980. It is our society's very first newsletter. We find it very interesting, if only for the mere fact that this was before the Internet was a thing. We hope you enjoy this blast from the past! Loading... Taking too long? Reload document | Open in new tab Download [19.53 MB]
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, JOS decided to host a virtual meeting over Zoom. Around a dozen members attended, and minus a few technical glitches, everything went pretty smoothly! Below is our virtual presentation of what occurred during the meeting. Enjoy! Loading... Taking too long? Reload document | Open in new tab Download [56.95 KB]
During our January 2020 meeting, Rick Etchells presented quite an interesting presentation titled An Exploration of The Extra-Holmesian Works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, where he presented the various works of Arthur Conan Doyle that were either outside of the canon or related to subject matter of a non-Sherlockian nature. It was quite the presentation, which you can view below. Loading... Taking too long? Reload document | Open in new tab Download [490.85 KB]
During our September 2019 meeting, First Pip Brian Clark presented an excellent analysis of our chosen reading, The Adventure of the Stockbroker's Clerk. Whether it was the discussion about St. Vitus’ Dance or the excellent statistics of how many times shoe-related deductions were made, it was a well-received presentation and very well presented! You can view the presentation Brian made below. Presentation Loading... Taking too long? Reload document | Open in new tab Download [2.52 MB]
During our meeting on January 27th, 2019, our member Kevin Beard presented a fascinating presentation on the Failures of Sherlock Holmes, which, as you can imagine, caused quite the interest and discussion amongst our members! Below you can view or download both the powerpoint presentation as well as Kevin's spreadsheet of statistics that provide evidence of failure based on several metrics.
Our very own Rick Etchells gave an exciting and interesting presentation titled Untold Tales of Sherlock Holmes, which covered cases Sir Arthur Conan Doyle never got around to writing. All of our members had nothing but accolades for the presentation, and we look forward to hearing from Rick again very soon!
Our very own Holmes, Dr. Kelly C. Kissane, gave a delightful presentation on Biology and Forensics within the canon. All of our members had a fantastic time listening to and learning from Dr. Kissane.
Jane Almquist Presents: Sherlock Holmes: Religion and Spirituality in the Victorian Age and in the CanonJohn Openshaw Society
The presentation "Sherlock Holmes: Religion and Spirituality in the Victorian Age and in the Canon" was presented by Jane Almquist, a veteran Sherlockian with JOS who deserves full marks for a brilliant delivery last night.