Turi King is the expert geneticist on the hit BBC series DNA Family Secrets, where she appears alongside presenter Stacey Dooley.

In this talk she will chart the rise in the use of DNA in genealogy and forensics for everything from tracing long lost family members to catching criminals. Her examples will include the first immigration case through to identifying the bones of King Richard III.

Passionate about communicating science to the public, Turi King’s academic research at The University of Leicester bridges the gap between genetics and archaeology.

She is best known for her work in ‘cracking one of the biggest forensic DNA cases in history’ during the exhumation and reburial of King Richard III. We are thrilled to welcome her to Evesham. Tickets £12 via https://eveshamfestivalofwords.org/programme/#dna