DMU and the University of Leicester present a joint lecture on King Richard III

main-King-Richard-IIITo celebrate the re-interment of Richard III in Leicester, DMU will be hosting a joint lecture featuring academics from DMU and the University of Leicester. Professor Kevin Schurer, who was part of the Richard III archaeological team from the University of Leicester will firstly discuss the historic discovery of the King’s remains and how DNA analysis and other techniques were used to identify him. Following on from this, Dr Douglas Cawthorne and Steffan Davis of DMU’s Digital Building Heritage Group will describe how they digitally recreated the Greyfriars Church where Richard III was buried. Using a wide range of evidence, they worked with a number of archaeological experts in order to piece together what this complex of buildings, which no longer exist, would have looked like. The lecture will take place on Tuesday 24 March from 5.30pm in the Hugh Aston Building (Room 3.02). If you are interested in attending, then please email eventsoffice@dmu.ac.uk or call (0116) 250 6234 by Tuesday 17 March.

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About Douglas Cawthorne

Reader in Digital Heritage at De Montfort University.
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