Saturday 21st September – St Thomas’ Church

12.00 – 12.30

What’s in a name?

You know the moment. There’s a news item, a body has been found, and the first thing that pops into your head is: who is that? I wonder that they were called?  These are the kind of questions that Prof Dame Sue Black has been asking all her working life.  Listen to Sue talk about her experiences as a forensic anthropologist and anatomist and what she thinks is in a name.

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Prof Dame Sue Black is the Pro Vice Chancellor of Lancaster University.  She is also a forensic anthropologist and an anatomist.  In 2001 she was awarded and OBE for her services to forensic anthropology in Kosovo and in 2016 she was awarded a DBE.  She is the President of the Royal Anthropological Institute (the professional body for forensic anthropology in the UK) and she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Royal Society of Biology and the Royal Anthropological Institute.  She is life time professor of anatomy for the Royal Scottish Academy.  She has written 15 text books, over 150 peer reviewed publications and has been awarded research funding that totals in excess of £20M.