How forensic statistics nailed the identity of the ‘Last Plantagenet’

Posted by er134 at Mar 21, 2017 04:07 PM |
Professor Kevin Schürer to give free public talk on Tuesday 28 March in the Centre for Medicine

A Leicester historian who carried out a genealogical study of King Richard III will give a talk on Tuesday 28 March at the University’s Centre for Medicine.

The story of how the mortal remains of Richard III were discovered, in the unlikeliest of locations, underneath a car park in Leicester, enthralled the world.

In a free public lecture, ‘How Forensic Statistics Nailed the Identity of the ‘Last Plantagenet’, hosted by the University and The Royal Statistical Society, Professor Kevin Schürer (pictured), Professor in English Local History, will describe the fascinating story of how all the evidence was brought together to identify the mortal remains of King Richard III.

The free public lecture, ‘How Forensic Statistics Nailed the Identity of the ‘Last Plantagenet’, will take place from 6.15 – 7.15pm in the University of Leicester’s Centre for Medicine Lecture Theatre 2. Light refreshments will be available before the talk from 5.45pm.

You can also register your interest in coming along here