This event is part of the Manchester Science Festival 2017.
From Sherlock Holmes to CSI, forensics fascinate us. Head over to Minshull Street Crown Court, a stunning Victorian-era court to explore where science meets criminal justice. You’ll learn the history of forensics, study state-of-the-art techniques and see how far we’ve come. Professor Ian Burney will discuss how forensics transformed the processing of murder scenes, and you’ll take part in a mock trial as a member of the jury. Will you interpret the evidence correctly, or convict an innocent man? The game’s afoot.
- Professor Ian Burney, Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, The University of Manchester
- Returning GMSS speaker Emma McClure, Solicitor specialising in prison and public law, Swain and Co
Mock trail speakers include:
- GMSS chair Geoff Whelan, Barrister (Prosecution)
- Patrick Cassidy, Deputy Head of Chambers, Kenworthy’s Chambers (Defense)
- John Lowe, Biology Reporting Manager, Key Forensics Services Ltd (Expert witness)
- Greg Robinson, Footprint Investigations (Expert witness)