'The Greyfriars project: The archaeological search for the last known resting place of Richard III'

Series Name GENIE Public Lecture
Speaker Dr Turi King
Type Lectures & Talks
When 15 Oct 2013, 06:30PM - 08:30PM
Venue Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building
Open To Public
For Bookings Contact genie@le.ac.uk

A University of Leicester scholar who played a pivotal role in the identification of King Richard III is to share her story of the discovery with members of the public.

Dr Turi King, Project Geneticist on the King Richard III scientific analysis, made a major contribution to the evidence that confirmed the identification of the King.

With her background in both genetics and archaeology, Dr Turi King was brought onto the Grey Friars project early on. Her role was to advise on the excavation of any remains deemed suitable for ancient DNA analysis and then to conduct such analysis as it arose.

Public engagement is becoming more and more important and we have growing activities across the whole college. GENIE has co-ordinated a number of events, including setting up a series of public lectures, topical newsletters and online web resources. Our work isn’t limited to genetics but spans the whole of the Biomedical Sciences. The aim of the public engagement lectures has been to support local scientists reach out to the public by making their research accessible. The next lecture is on the 15th October at 6.30pm.

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