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Murderous Insight: What Murder Can Teach Us About Society

 
 Starts at 6:30 pm
 £12

The components of murder often seem clear cut: one person kills another with malice aforethought.

But behind that simple statement is a maze of philosophical, technical, and societal quandaries. What is a human? What is death? Is there anything the state can’t do to catch a killer?

For centuries, juries and judges have considered issues traditionally entrusted to philosophers, academics, religious leaders, and scientific luminaries. Their decisions are a snapshot of our society, revealing both our worst prejudices and our greatest values.

In this talk, Naomi Ryan will discuss some of the most controversial murder cases in British criminal history, and explore how juries are still expected to consider some of the most cutting-edge moral and scientific issues facing society today.

Naomi Ryan is a criminal barrister. After qualifying with a Masters in Law from St Catherine’s College, Oxford, she taught criminal law to undergraduates at St Hilda’s College Oxford and University College London before embarking on her career as a criminal barrister, where she both prosecuted and defended. She now works as an advisory lawyer on criminal matters within the civil service. She regrets that she has yet to cross-examine a demon mongoose.

Timings: doors open at 18:15. The talk begins at 18:30 and lasts approximately 75 minutes, including a Q&A with the audience.


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2024-09-19 18:30 2024-09-19 18:30 Europe/London Murderous Insight: What Murder Can Teach Us About Society In this talk, Naomi Ryan will discuss some of the most controversial murder cases in British criminal history, https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2024/09/19/murderous-insight-what-murder-can-teach-us-about-society-393591 Bow Street Police Museum,Martlett Court, Off Bow Street, London,Off Bow Street,London

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Bow Street Police Museum,

Martlett Court, Off Bow Street, London,
Off Bow Street,
London,
WC2E 7AW

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