Do you enjoy Wordle or Scrabble? If so, join this free online workshop and help to crack the ‘Dickens Code’! Charles Dickens’s works are world famous. Yet several texts in Dickens’s hand remain unread because the author taught himself a complicated system of shorthand, adapting the rules and inventing new symbols as he went along.
This workshop reflects upon recent breakthroughs made by the public in deciphering Dickens’s shorthand – and equips participants with everything that they need to become Dickens Decoders! Participants will find out more about the shorthand system that Dickens used, learn the basics of decoding, and have a go at deciphering a line of Dickens’s shorthand text.
This event is suitable for people 18+.