26th February 2001

 

FORENSIC EXPERT TO VISIT UNIVERSITY

 

A forensic expert in facial reconstruction is to talk to students and members of the public at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside on Monday 26th February.

 

Richard Neave will explore the art of facial reconstruction, which is the rebuilding of the face from parts of the skull. This forensic technique has featured in many television programmes including ‘Prime Suspect’.

 

Richard Neave, a consultant and former academic from the University of Manchester, is one of the foremost experts in the field of facial reconstruction and has worked on many cases including the Kings Cross fire of 1988. 

 

This is the first in a series of forensic science visits to the university over the next month. Dr Barbara Somerville, from the Cambridge Veterinary School, is the next expert to visit the university on Wednesday 14th March. She will talk about human identification using dogs in a lecture entitled ‘The long underarm of the law’.

 

“The degree course in Forensic Science is one of the most popular courses at the university,” said Dorothy Gennard, Forensic Science lecturer. “The department has forged excellent links with the Lincolnshire Constabulary.”

 

Richard Neave’s lecture will take place from 7:00pm in the in the Jackson Lecture Theatre at the Lincoln campus and entry is free of charge.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry,

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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