On the Front Line:

New Frontiers in Forensics, Crime and Security

October 18, 2016 ・ 10 am to 4 pm ・ Royal Institution

Step inside the grand FARADAY THEATRE at the ROYAL INSTITUTION. Be immersed in an unprecedented forensic, crime and security talk series. It’s all designed specifically with the curious psychology, science and maths student in mind.


Join us at our groundbreaking inaugural student conference, hosted by Forensic Outreach and the prestigious UCL Jill Dando Institute, with additional prominent speakers from the United States and United Kingdom.

Venture inside the atrium of the Royal Institution for an unforgettable, fascinating day that focuses on cutting-edge forensic, crime and security science. This is an experience your students won’t forget.

From WWI mass grave excavations that breathe life into your biology curriculum objectives — to the science of deradicalising terrorists as a new adventure in psychology, be riveted by live demonstrations and talks by leading scientists and technologists.

Conference Details

What to Expect: Talk Series


The dazzling mathematics of cryptanalysis

By Nature
The influence of the environment on criminal behaviour

The Smoking Gun
The science of gunshot residue and transfer patterns

Mind Over Matter
Group dynamics, developmental pathways and behavioural characteristics of terrorism

The Right Touch
Explorations and evaluations of transfer DNA evidence

A Grim Puzzle
The distribution of tissue fragments after an explosive event


Intrigued? We’d be delighted to welcome you to this unprecedented conference. If you require information about travel and accommodation, visit our partners here to arrange this

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Date and Time
October 18, 2016
10 am to 4 pm

Royal Institution
Albemarle Street
London, England

Food must be packed or purchased from the area.
Accommodation and travel can be booked through our partners.

£35 per student
Teachers attend free for every 10 students

A Selection of Our Speakers

Our speakers are among the most prominent in their respective disciplines. From lightening talks to demonstrations, keep watching this space for additional names.

Deneen Hernandez

FBI Cryptanalysis

Professor Richard Wortley

Environmental Criminology

Dr Amy Thornton

Lone Actor Extremism

Dr Georgia Meakin

Forensic DNA Analysis

Dr Paul Gill


Dr Maria Maclennan

Forensic Jewellery and Anthropology