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  • Date and time: Thursday 5 March 2020, 1pm to 2pm
  • Location: Room B/T/005, Biology Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

York Biology Lectures

Professor Lorna Dawson will talk about the discipline of forensic soil science, with examples from real case work and from fiction where evidence from the earth has been of importance in helping to solve crimes and to bring about natural justice.

About the speaker

Professor Lorna Dawson CBE

Professor Lorna Dawson is Head of the Soil Forensics Group within the Environmental and Biochemical Sciences group at the James Hutton Institute, and has over 30 years’ experience in managing and conducting research in soil and plant interactions, in particular its application in the criminal justice system. She was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in June 2018.

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hearing loop