Join Professor Niamh Nic Daéid from the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee for a talk and discussion about forensic science in practice and how the field is developing with new technology (and the challenges it brings). She will share how research at LRCFS is tackling some of the current limitations in forensic science and looking to the future, testing new high-tech equipment and techniques for use from the crime scene to the court room.
A special forensic science game has been created by the Leverhulme Centre along with game specialists Fast Familiar, the team behind the games Bad Attitude and National Elf Service. The Curse of the Burial Dagger is an interactive graphic novel murder mystery, suitable for players aged 10+.
A mansion near Dundee, 1923. Susie Sato finds herself investigating a murder when her great-uncle and host Lord Hamilton is found dead in his private museum, an ancient Egyptian burial dagger protruding from his back. Could it be the curse of the dagger, an object Lord Hamilton was warned not to remove from the tomb? Or could something else have caused his death? Help Susie uncover different types of forensic evidence, solve puzzles and weigh up contrasting hypotheses. Can you uncover the events leading up to Lord Hamilton’s death and deduce how he died… before the curse strikes again?
The game is suitable for families or schools, and one game link, purchased for £20, allows up to 6 people to play on different devices.
This online event is free and will be streamed through the Science Festival’s YouTube channel, through a link which will be posted up here in advance.