#SolveItDickens: Hunt the Source workshop

Friday 27 May 2022, 4 pm – 5 pm (BST)

Hosts: Dr Claire Wood (University of Leicester) and Professor Hugo Bowles (University of Foggia)

Format: Zoom meeting (online)

This free hands-on workshop will help you to develop a search strategy for potential source texts for the mysterious shorthand dictation exercises within the notebooks of Charles Dickens’s shorthand pupil, Arthur Stone. Where might you look? How can you narrow down your results? Is it possible to tell whether Dickens knew a particular source? We’ll cover all this and more!


No previous knowledge or experience is required to take part and the workshop is open to all.

Further Information

This workshop is aimed at participants new to or with some experience of decoding Dickens’s shorthand. It will introduce you to a range of resources to help you decode Dickens using potential source texts.

#SolveItDickens is part of the AHRC-funded ‘Dickens Code’ project.

To book your free place, please visit EventBrite.