OK, I’m going to tell you about one last thing (for now), that I’m up to in the next wee while.
So, I went out for a lovely dinner with a friend on New Years Eve. I had a fab time and then, on my home I walked past this which was both monstrous and also kinda funny!
This is the new Murder series that I am presenting at The Galleries of Justice in Nottingham, starting on January 15th. The series is a lecture series of 5 and will consist of the following topics:
Lecture 1: A History of Murder Wednesday 15th January
The first talk in the series addresses how we have related to the act murder over the ages? Why are we so fascinated with this gruesome act? From Agatha Christie to The Silence of the Lambs, in this talk we take a close look at why we want to know so much about this crime and how history has played a part in how we view it today.
Lecture 2: The varying faces of murder Wednesday 29th January
How do we relate to the person who has murdered? Do we have more compassion for the person who killed as an act of passion vs. the serial killer, indeed what is the difference? In this lecture we will look at how we categorise the different types of murderer and address the varying profiles?
Lecture 3: Women who kill Wednesday 12th February
Why do women kill? Are they different from men who kill? In this talk we will look closely at some famous women killers including Rosemary West and Aileen Wournos as case-studies that will aide our understanding
Lecture 4: Child Killers Wednesday 26th February
Fortunately child killers are rare, but they do exist. In this talk we will look at some famous cases of child murderers including the case of Mary Bell, the bizarre case of Pauline Parker and Juliette Hulme right through to reflecting on the more modern day case of Jamie Bulger.
Lecture 5: Detection & Profiling Wednesday 12th March
How do we detect the modern day murderer? In this talk we will look at the different ways in which these people are apprehended. We will address the skills that are utilised by numerous groups from Police to Forensic Scientists and even the media, as a means to trace and convict these individuals. Real case studies where profiling techniques have been used will be discussed.
I’ve attached the link to the Galleries here so you can find out more about the venue or indeed details about this series or other things that are going on.
If you are local and like this kind of topic it would be great to see you there. I will try and post some content about them also, once they have started. In the meantime, that is enough from me today, other than to wish my wonderful mother a happy, happy birthday! I’ll be taking her out tonight for some nice dinner and a good old chin-wag.
See you all tomorrow for the last bonus post of the week….phhheeeeeew!