‘Body Farm’ Event

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a second day event in collaboration with Dr Anna Williams. Full details and registration can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/does-the-uk-need-a-body-farm-tickets-32926623417




On the 13th June (09:00-12:00), the UCL Centre for Forensic Sciences are hosting a public discussion with Dr Anna Williams (University of Huddersfield) about Human Taphonomy Facilities (colloquially known as ‘Body Farms’).

This is a unique opportunity to hear about how they contribute to forensic science and our understanding of human decomposition in a variety of conditions, hear arguments for and against them, and have your say about whether you think one is necessary in the UK. The event will include information about existing Human Taphonomy Facilities around the world, and what they have taught the forensic sciences, as well as an overview of the legal and ethical situation in the UK.

There will be presentations from leading UK researchers and practitioners undertaking cutting edge research that could benefit from access to a Human Taphonomy Facility, and an opportunity to ask questions of experts, air your concerns and put your opinions across. There will be the opportunity to find out more about the pros and cons of donating your body to such a facility and submit your views via an online survey.