History of Forensic Chemistry

26 October 2005, Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London, at 2.45pm

The Royal Institution in conjunction with the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry and the Royal Society of Chemistry Historical Group has organised the following meeting on the History of Forensic Chemistry.

14.45 Tea

15.00 Introduction

15.15 Ian Burney (CHSTM, Manchester University) “Poison, Detection and the Victorian Imagination.”

16.00 Katherine D. Watson (Oxford Brookes University) and R. J. Flanagan (Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Trust) “A Petition to Mr Peel: Gideon Mantell and the Trial of Hannah Russell.”

16.45 Robin Keeley (Police Forensic Laboratory) “On the Washing Away of Wrongs – A Brief History of Forensic “Science.”

17.30 Tea

18.00 John Emsley (Cambridge University) “Elements of Murder.”

19.00 End of Meeting

There is no charge for the meeting but if you would like to attend please register in advance with Dr Anna Simmons via email on [email protected] or return the registration form on www.ambix.org by post to Dr Anna Simmons, Flat 11, Brambledown Mansions, Crouch Hill, London, N4 4SA.

For further information please see www.ambix.org