Crime Cafe Dundee

The Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science are launching a new series of evening talks that cover topics relating to forensic science and the law. The talks are all free and require no booking - just join us on the night at Clarks on Lindsay Street in Dundee from 7pm. The talks are appropriate for those aged 16 and over.

Please arrive early to get a good seat and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


Lord Lovat’s last resting place

Dr Lucina Hackman

Tue 26 March

Did the body of Lord Lovat get taken in secret to its final resting place at the Wardlaw museum as the rumours suggest, or is someone else in his coffin?


Could you be tried for shooting a gun

you’ve never touched?

Brian McConnachie QC and Dr Herve Menard

Tue 23 April

Gunshot residue can be found miles away from the original scene. What are the legal implications and how can the public get involved with research to address these issues of evidence transfer?


Does DNA always hold the answer?

Alex Prentice QC and Dr Alexander Gray

Tue 14 May

The presence or lack of DNA at a crime scene doesn’t always reveal a clear perpetrator or exonerate a suspect. The speakers will discuss examples of legal importance and what current research might mean for future cases.


How it works

There’s no need to book a place, just turn up! We recommend arriving early just arrive early for a seat. All talks are FREE.

7:00 pm Talk starts
7:30 pm Break
7:45 pm Chaired, open discussion
8:30 pm Close and thanks

The talks take place at Clarks at 80 North Lindsay Street in Dundee, DD1 1 PS