If, like us, you’re a fan of crime dramas and Midsomer Murders is your guilty pleasure, then The Royal Society has an event you’re going to love. This week, their Forensics Lates will be putting your detective skills to the test with hands-on workshops and activities. You can also enjoy discussions, demos and experiments that give you a fun and interesting look at how we solve crimes using science.
The Lates event takes a look at the past, present and potential future of forensics. Join crime writer Val McDermid and forensic chemist Professor Niamh Nic Daeid as they discuss the accuracy of crime TV and books. Or explore the forensics of Agatha Christie with Carla Valentine. Find out about DNA transfer with Dr Alexander Gray and the role of statistics in forensics with Roberto Puch-Solis. Drop in on forensic toxicology expert Dr Lorna Nisbet and learn how drugs and poisons are detected and analysed.
Enter the Evidence Chamber and join the jury to deliberate testimonies and evidence before reaching your verdict on a murder. And find out about VR crime scenes from Vincenzo Rinaldi and Sean Yu. If that’s too heavy going for you, have a go at some crime scene crafts in an immersive workshop.
When: 5th October 2023, 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Where: The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
£: Free to attend and no need to register. Over 18s only. Timed talks can be booked at the information desk on the evening
More info: royalsociety.org