16th March 2001




As part of National Science Week (16th March – 25th March) the University of Lincoln is hosting two lectures about serious crime from leading forensic experts.


The lectures will be held at the Lincoln campus on Tuesday 20th March at 5:00pm and 7:30pm and are open to members of the public.


Prof John Hunter, Professor of Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Birmingham, will be giving the first lecture at 5:00pm entitled ‘The Archaeology of Murder: 101 Things to do with a Dead Pig’.


The second lecture at 7:30pm, entitled ‘Serious Crimes in Lincolnshire’, will be given by Detective Chief Superintendent Chris Cook from Lincolnshire Police and George Coupland, science support manager.


“Hosting the lectures during National Science Week should raise the profile of professional science in Lincoln,” commented Dr Ron Dixon, principal lecturer in Forensic Science at the university’s Department of Biological and Food Sciences.


“Forensic science is something that seems to appeal to everyone, not just crime fanatics,” added Dorothy Gennard, Forensic Science lecturer.


The lecture will be held in the Jackson Lecture Theatre and entry is free of charge. As places are limited admission will be by ticket only. Please contact Emma Godsall on 01522 886286 to reserve a place.


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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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