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Registration is now open for the first annual BSI Trust Lecture. This free Zoom webinar is open to everyone but does require advance registration.

Almost 350 actors have played Sherlock Holmes on the screen since the silent film era. Each actor brings his (and sometimes her) unique interpretation to the role. But it's not only the actors that account for the differences in the representation of the Master over the decades of his screen existence. Roberta Pearson will discuss the multiple factors such as genre and production circumstances that have resulted in the Mutable Detective.

The BSI Trust Lecture

Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 2pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York)

  • Online using Zoom
  • Open to all Sherlockians & the public
  • Free – no registration fee
  • Advance registration required
  • Registration closes when event reaches capacity

Roberta Pearson
Roberta Pearson is a Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Nottingham. She is in total the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of fourteen books, and author or co-author of over eighty journal articles and book chapters, amongst which are several on the Sherlock Holmes character. Her enthusiasm and love for the Great Detective began in early adolescence and she has been a proud member of the Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes (Anna) since the early 1980s.

Her talk will be on  "The Adventure of the Mutable Detective."

We plan to have only the scheduled speakers visible and talking, so you do not need a camera or microphone to watch the Lecture.

For more information, see our Tips for Using Zoom to Attend BSI Events (PDF).

While the Lecture is free, advance registration is required and space is limited.  To sign up, click the link below to our online Zoom registration page:

Register for the 2021 BSI Trust Lecture (webinar is over)

Watch BSI Trust Lecture Recordings Online.