Past challenges

‘Travelling’ part I

Our August #SolveItDickens challenge focuses on ‘Travelling’ part I. What is this shorthand dictation exercise about? Is it a travelogue or something else? We’ll need to transcribe the text to find out!
Deadline: 2 September 2022

Past challenges

‘Anecdote’ part II

Our July #SolveItDickens challenge focuses on ‘Anecdote’ part II. How does this story end? We’ll need to transcribe the text to find out!
Deadline: 31 June 2022

Past challenges

‘Anecdote’ part I

Our June #SolveItDickens challenge focuses on ‘Anecdote’ part I. What is this mysterious anecdote about? We’ll need to transcribe the text to find out!
Deadline: 30 June 2022

Events

#SolveItDickens: Hunt the Source workshop

Finding a source text is one of the most effective ways to decode Dickens’s shorthand – but it’s not as easy as it sounds… Join us for a practical online workshop to develop your own search strategy

Past challenges

‘Nelson’ part II

The mystery deepens with April’s challenge focusing on ‘Nelson’ part II. Look out for words written in longhand that provide additional context clues. Happy solving!
Deadline: 29 April