Tue, Aug 20 | New Holstein Public Library

Movie Night

Join us for "The Professor and the Madman". Based on the 1998 book `The Surgeon of Crowthorne' by Simon Winchester, the life of Professor James Murray is portrayed as he begins work on compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid-19th century.
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Movie Night

Time & Location

Aug 20, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
New Holstein Public Library, 2115 Washington St, New Holstein, WI 53061, USA

About the Event

"The Professor and the Madman". Based on the 1998 book `The Surgeon of Crowthorne' by Simon Winchester, the life of Professor James Murray is portrayed as he begins work on compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid-19th century. As he led the overseeing committee, the professor received over 10,000 entries from one source in particular - a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr William Minor.

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