Taking place on Tue 13 Dec, guests at the Science and Industry Museum can enjoy an exclusive, live screening of the first of this year’s CHRISTMAS LECTURES from the Royal Institution ahead of its broadcast on the BBC. Hosted by Professor Dame Sue Black, the lecture promises an unprecendented exploration of the complexities of forensic science as well as a revelatory insight into Black’s role as a forensic anthropologist, anatomist and academic.

Beginning at 6pm (doors open 5.30pm), Professor Dame Sue Black’s lecture elucidates the ways in which bones offer clues about our age, sex, medical history, ancestry and even diets, and how the smallest fragment alone can solve the most severe crimes. On DNA testing and fingerprinting, Professor Dame Sue Black unpacks both the indispensable power of DNA in overturning wrongful convictions and its complicated history of leading juries astray, while sharing her own pioneering methods of identifying criminals through the veins and wrinkles in their hands.

This year’s screening will be accompanied by a range of interactive activities, allowing visitors to venture further into the world of forensic science and discover more about the countless ways in which it can be used.

Recommended for ages 11 and over, the CHRISTMAS LECTURES are the world’s leading science lectures for young people and have been inspiring both children and adults since 1825.

For more information on the CHRISTMAS LECTURES and to book your ticket to the screening, click here.


A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Tue 13 Dec, The Science and Industry Museum,
Liverpool Rd, Manchester, M3 4FP
, £3/£5, 10am-5pm
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Tue 22 Nov 2022