12th October 2001




Hull solicitor Max Gold will shed some light on the investigation into the sinking of

the Hull trawler Gaul when he speaks at the University of Lincoln on Monday (15th October).


Mr Gold, who has had a long involvement with the controversial case, will give a talk to forensic science students about the forensic aspects of the investigation.


All are welcome to attend the lecture, which will take place at 7pm in the Jackson Lecture Theatre at the university’s Brayford Pool campus in Lincoln.


The trawler Gaul disappeared in Arctic waters north of Norway in February 1974 with the loss of 36 men. Although a few objects from the vessel have come to light in the intervening years, the wreck was not found and positively identified until 1997, and to date no bodies have been recovered.


In April 1999 the government announced it was to set up a public inquiry into the loss of the Gaul and in May this year Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott agreed to provide funding for an underwater survey of the Gaul by remotely operated vehicles in the summer of 2002.


The Forensic Science degree at Lincoln, housed in the new £5.5 million science centre, was launched in September 2000 and is one of the university’s most popular courses.


The Department of Biological and Food Science will stage a further forensic science lecture next month focusing on particulate analysis. Details will be released nearer the time.


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University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk


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