You the Jury

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Course: You the Jury
Tutor: Diane Janes
Start Date: 30th September 2019
Start Time: 9.45am
End Time: 4.00pm
Fee: £55.00 What's included?

Over the course of the day we will be considering two different real life cases of murder which occurred in England between 1900-1975. Participants will be expected to listen to the evidence, making notes as they go, then discuss the case and attempt to reach a verdict, based on what they have heard. No advance reading or knowledge of the English judicial system is needed.. The cases have been selected with an eye to the insight they can give us on various aspects of our judicial system and social history, and at the end of the day, the verdicts reached by the original juries will of course be revealed. These are real cases but no distressing crime scene photographs will be used. All welcome. Please note that these are the same cases as those studied at Dillington in May 2019

Tutor Information

Diane Janes is an award winning author, who has written five highly regarded crime novels and four respected factual books on real life historical murders. She is regularly invited to lecture on crime and social history to a wide variety of audiences, in locations as diverse as cruise ships and village halls, and her first work of non-fiction, Edwardian Murder: Ightham & the Morpeth Train Robbery is now referenced in academic text books on the history of policing. She has personally researched each of the cases chosen for the Dillington jury's consideration.

Her published work includes the novels:
The Magic Chair Murder
Stick or Twist
Swimming in the Shadows
Why Don't You Come For Me?
The Pull of the Moon

Death at Wolf's Nick
The Case of the Poisoned Partridge
Poisonous Lies - The Croydon Arsenic Mystery
Edwardian Murder - Ightham & the Morpeth Train Robbery

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