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Young Sherlock Holmes and Dr Who author to speak at Barts Pathology Museum’s first kids’ event

Barts Pathology Museum at Queen Mary, University of London hosts its first event for children on Saturday 18 May, with popular author Andrew Lane discussing his new novel.

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The author of the Young Sherlock Holmes series will read from Lost Worlds, a book following ‘cryptozoologist extraordinaire’ Calum Challenger, a disabled 15-year-old boy on a mission to track down supposedly mythological creatures and capture their DNA.

While Calum and his friends - a computer hacker, a free runner, an ex-marine and a pathological liar - want to save these beings and find a cure for Calum’s paralysis, an aggressive pharmaceutical company aims to wipe them out.

Andrew Lane is a British author and journalist, known for his Dr Who spin-off books, audio dramas and non-fiction books based upon popular franchises such as James Bond. His first novel on the early years of Sherlock Holmes, Young Sherlock Holmes Death Cloud, was developed in conjunction with the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and published in 2010. There are now five books in the Young Sherlock Holmes series with the sixth book, Young Sherlock Holmes Knife Edge, publishing in September.

Queen Mary’s popular Victorian medical museum at West Smithfield holds a regular series of lectures and workshops, but most are aimed at ages 18 and over. The Museum is located within the grounds of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, the place Sir Arthur Conan Doyle chose for his characters Holmes and Watson to have their first meeting.

The Lost Worlds event at Barts Pathology Museum is open to children from ages nine upward, but they must be accompanied by an adult. Parents should be aware that the Museum’s public floor contains human tissue specimens and skeletons, all over 100 years old.

Admission is £4, which includes refreshments and a Lost Worlds postcard. Tickets must be booked in advance through the Queen Mary eshop:

This event is part-funded by Culture 24 to celebrate Barts Pathology Museum’s second place position in the recent Connect 10 arts competition for museums and galleries.

For more information about the Museum and its 2013 series of events, visit Technical Assistant Curator Carla Valentine’s blog: or email

For more information on Andrew Lane and his new Lost Worlds series visit: or email


Event: Andrew Lane presents Lost Worlds

Date: Saturday 18 May

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Venue: Barts Pathology Museum, Third Floor Robin Brook Centre, West Smithfield, EC1A 7BE

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