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Crime Fact v Crime Fiction & How to Solve a Crime – Double bill

A double-bill of true and fictional crime featuring husband-and-wife crime fiction writing team Bob & Carol Bridgestock (2pm-3pm), followed by a talk by one of the world’s most eminent forensic scientists Professor Angela Gallop (4pm-5pm).

Carol and Bob Bridgestock are the creators of the DI Jack Dylan novels and lead police storyline consultants for major TV series, including Sally Wainwright’s Happy Valley and Scott & Bailey. Their latest novel Persecution is the third in an exciting new series set in Huddersfield.

Professor Angela Gallop is one of the world’s most eminent forensic scientists. A specialist in cold-case investigations, she has led forensic teams to find vital evidence in many of the UK’s most challenging cases, including the deaths of Stephen Lawrence, Damilola Taylor, Rachel Nickell, Roberto Calvi and many others. In How to Solve a Crime, Professor Gallop takes readers behind the police tape and into the heart of the crime scene.

Book tickets

Location: Diamond Jubilee Lecture Theatre, Charles Sikes Building, University of Huddersfield 78 Firth Street, Huddersfield HD1 3BN.

Age guidance: 12+ (Under 16s should be accompanied by an adult)

Both events can also be booked separately via the Huddersfield Literature Website.

This event will have LIVE subtitling to promote Access for All

Kindly Sponsored by Wilkinson Woodward Norcliffe & Co Solicitors

How to Solve a Crime: The A-Z of Forensic Science

Professor Angela Gallop is one of the world’s most eminent forensic scientists. A specialist in cold-case investigations, she has led forensic teams to find vital evidence in many of the UK’s most challenging cases, including the deaths of Stephen Lawrence, Damilola Taylor, Rachel Nickell, Roberto Calvi and many others.

In How to Solve a Crime, Professor Gallop takes readers behind the police tape and into the heart of the crime scene. From being bemused by mediums to helping identify the man who stabbed George Harrison, the crimes in this book offer a real insight into the mind of a forensic scientist.

With unparalleled access and insight, gained over 45 years in the field, she explains what forensic scientists look for in a crime scene and how crimes are really solved.

Professor Angela Gallop began her career in forensic science in 1974, as a senior biologist in the Home Office Forensic Science Service. In 1986, she set up Forensic Access to ensure that defence lawyers had access to the same skills and expertise as the prosecution. In 1997 she co-founded Forensic Alliance, the first alternative source of comprehensive forensic services for police and other investigators. In 2015, Professor Gallop was awarded a CBE for her services to forensic science. Her first book, When the Dogs Don’t Bark: A Forensic Scientist’s Search for the Truth, was published in 2019.

Book tickets

Location: Diamond Jubilee Lecture Theatre, Charles Sikes Building, University of Huddersfield 78 Firth Street, Huddersfield HD1 3BN. 

Age guidance: 12+ (Under 16s should be accompanied by an adult)

Book this event with Crime Fact v Crime Fiction with RC Bridgestock for a reduced ticket price.

This event will have LIVE subtitling to promote Access for All

Kindly Sponsored by Wilkinson Woodward Norcliffe & Co Solicitors