Richard III exhibition to appear for first time in Ireland

The ‘Richard III Discovered’ exhibition, led by Professor Turi King from our Department of Genetics and Genome Biology, is arriving next week for the first time in Ireland, hosted by NUI Galway as part of the 20th Galway Science and Technology Festival in partnership with British Council Ireland.

Professor King, who is a genetic analyst and passionate communicator of science, will visit along with Mathew Morris from the University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS), who was one of the lead archaeologists on the Grey Friars Project, which led to the discovery of the remains of King Richard III in 2012.

The exhibition was originally put together for the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2015. 

There are a number of events taking place during the Galway Science and Technology Festival:

Friday 24th November

  • Richard III Discovered Exhibit – Secondary School students
  • Richard III – The King under the car park

Saturday 25th November

  • Richard III Discovered Exhibition Public Viewing

Sunday 26th November

  • Richard III Discovered Exhibition Public Viewing
  • ‘King Richard III, Life Death and DNA’ talk by Professor Turi King

Professor Turi King said: “The story of Richard III, his discovery and identification, continues to enthral the public. We hope the exhibition helps people to learn about the contributions that the various fields of study brought to the project and come away with a better understanding of the science behind the identification of the remains.”

The Galway Science and Technology Festival (13 – 26 November) is part of Science Foundation Ireland’s national Science Week 2017 #believeinscience.