Welcome to the Sherlock World Record

If you love your brain and you love Sherlock, enter now! The case: Brain disease is the biggest challenge of our generation. The clues: By 2030 there will be a 20% increase in Parkinson’s disease alone, while numbers of dementia patients will soar by 80% The challenge: We’re calling on Sherlock – the brainiest of […]


Event Announcements

Keep checking this website and twitter @sherlockrecord for event annoucements. AT THE EVENT You can dress as creatively as you like on the day as your favourite Sherlock character; Sherlock, Dr Watson, Professor Moriarty, Mrs Hudson, Molly, Irene Adler etc.  But at 2pm on the day, there will be a countdown for all participants to […]


Enter Now

You can register to our world record event at Temple Newsam on 31st August for £15 and our raffle  for £5 via Pay Pal or This is a family event and under five’s go free. If you don’t want to register online you can send a cheque for the event/raffle with your name, address and email. […]



We are welcoming donations from all around the World for a new Brain Research Centre in Yorkshire at one of Europe’s largest research facilities, the Leeds Teaching Hospitals. You can DONATE HERE to show your support. Thank you for being part of our world record attempt.  


The Countdown Begins!

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SHERLOCK HOLMES ENTERS THE JET AGE FOR CHARITY Back when Sherlock Holmes was a lad jet air travel was unheard of and Yorkshire’s famous son had to travel up and down to London by much slower means. According to his creator, author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the fictional detective was born in Yorkshire in 1854 […]



The Sherlock World Record event team are excited to announce a fabulous line up of musical entertainment from the best up and coming artists in the music industry.  All have gifted their time to support Brain Research.  Thank you so much guys! Re-Wired- Re-wired are an Indie Rock band from Scotland. Their energetic and passionate […]


Neil Grainger

Neil Grainger is an Actor and Comedian, starring in such programmes as Eastenders, Judge John Deed, Crossroads and most recently BBC2 sitcom Hebburn in which he played deluded pub singer Gervaise alongside Vic Reeves and Gina Mckee. Born and bred in North Yorkshire, Neil is a proud northerner and thrilled to be presenting the Sherlock […]

Mass Dance

Sherlock Mass Dance

On 31st August participants will be asked to partake in a celebratory Sherlock Dance Flashmob! With thanks to our friends at the Dance Studio Leeds they have created two simple training videos. Tutorial Step-by Step Guide Music version  You will see that all abilities can take part! It will be fantastic to see a sea […]



Attendees at the Sherlock World Record are in for a real treat when The Flanagan Collective and Harts horn – Hook Productions in association with York Theatre Royal,  performs a taster preview of their new production of Sherlock Holmes ‘A Working Hypothesis’ on the big stage. Three years after the Reichenbach Falls the great detective, […]



We are asking Sherlock fans to post a #sherlockselfie to show their support and to raise awareness of brain research.  Be brainy and post your own #sherlockselfie and nominate your friends. If you really want to get on the case TEXT BRAIN to 88811 to donate £5.  The best #sherlockselfie pics will be shown on […]