Richard III geneticist to give Queens Lecture in Berlin

Dr Turi King from our Department of Genetics and School of Archaeology and Ancient History will give this year's Queen's Lecture in Berlin, Germany on Tuesday 1 November.


Dr King was a member of the international research team which provided overwhelming evidence that the skeleton discovered under a car park in Leicester indeed represents the remains of King Richard III, thereby closing what is probably the oldest forensic case solved to date.

In her talk, 'King Richard III - the resolution of a 500-year-old mystery', Dr King will speak about the Grey Friars project, from the early stages of planning the dig, through to the excavation and the results of the various strands of analysis carried out on the remains and modern DNA obtained from a straight descendant of Anne of York, Richard III’s eldest sister.

On 1 November at 4pm UK time (5pm German time), you will be able to watch the live stream of the Queen's Lecture 2016 here.

You can send questions for Dr Turi King on Twitter to @deBritish using the hashtag #QueensLecture.

The Queen’s Lectures were founded by Queen Elizabeth II as a gift to the City of Berlin on the occasion of her state visit in 1965. Since 1997 the Queen’s Lecture takes place at the TU Berlin. Each year a renowned British scientist delivers a lecture on her or his area of expertise.

Whilst in Germany, Dr King gave several press interviews which can be accessed below:

Please note the event is now in the past. Read an interview with Dr King about Shakespeare's portrayal of Richard III and her part in the discovery here