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matt Brown on Arthur Conan Doyle - Author
Born: Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859, EdinburghTickets £40 each, 11th June 2015

Arthur Conan Doyle was a writer, most famous for creating the detective Sherlock Holmes. After studying medicine in his native Edinburgh Conan Doyle moved to London in 1891 to set up an ophthalmic practice. However it was a different aspect of his medical training that was to make his name. HIs professor in Edinburgh, Dr Joseph Bell, had had an obsessively meticulous eye for detail in diagnosing his patients. This inspired Conan Doyle to create the character of Sherlock Holmes. The stories were published in Strand magazine from 1891. Conan Doyle also wrote the Lost World - the first work of dinosaur fiction. Sir Arthur was a firm believer in spiritualism and was famously hoodwinked by a doctored photograph purporting to show two girls talking to fairies in their garden.

Matt Brown is editor-at-large of Londonist, a website about London and everything in it. He was formerly an editor at Nature Publishing Group specialising in London's scientific endeavours. As a regular quizmaster and trivia buff, expect a talk filled with unusual anecdotes and 'I never knew that' moments.

8:30 pm - Guests to arrive in the the 32 Londoners' departure lounge in County Hall's Riverside Rooms. Music and entertainment will be provided. Please use this time to find your group. Hosts will be holding signs of the Londoner who is the subject of each of talk.
8:45 pm - First embarkation. Complimentary drinks will be served in your capsule.
9:50 pm - Last disembarkation. Please return to County Hall for more entertainment.
11:00 pm - Lounge closes.

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