Festival of The Future 2018 - Disrupting Forensic Science

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition


A public panel discussion hosted as part of the Festival of the Future at the University of Dundee.

his discussion will cover the fact and fiction of forensic science and the challenges in the current relationships with science and the justice system. What science can we trust?

Our panel will focus on the importance of representing science fairly in public media such as crime novels and look at some of the tough questions the field faces. They will also highlight how the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee is challenging the status quo and inviting everyone to contribute to better knowledge to support the justice system.

A book signing with Val McDermid will follow this event.

Panel Members: Professor Niamh Nic Daeid, Lady Dorrian, Val McDermid. Chair: Michael Marra

Period21 Oct 2018
Event titleFestival of the Future 2018: The University of Dundee's flagship festival programme that celebrates and enhances collaboration between science, art, and culture.
Event typeOther
LocationDundee, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • forensic science
  • festival of the future
  • Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science