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09:00 - 12:00 13 June 2017

Does the UK need a Body Farm


LT1 | Cruciform Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: 0
Ticketing: Ticketed

Speaker information

Dr Anna Williams, University of Huddersfield, Dr Anna Williams is Principal Enterprise Fellow in Forensic Anthropology at the University of Huddersfield. She read Archaeology and Anthropology at Oxford University, and specialised in Forensic Anthropology through a Masters, PhD and lots of casework. Anna is an expert in forensic osteology (bones) and decomposition. She was a 2014 British Science Association Media Fellow for New Scientist.

On the 13th June, the UCL Centre for Forensic Sciences are hosting a public discussion with Dr Anna Williams (University of Huddersfield) about Human Taphonomy Facilities (colloquially known as ‘Body Farms’).

This is a unique opportunity to hear about how they contribute to forensic science and our understanding of human decomposition in a variety of conditions, hear arguments for and against them, and have your say about whether you think one is necessary in the UK. The event will include information about existing Human Taphonomy Facilities around the world, and what they have taught the forensic sciences, as well as an overview of the legal and ethical situation in the UK.


Amy Clemens
+44 (0)20 3108 3046 | a.clemens@ucl.ac.uk


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