Discover Decomposition! Workshop

Discover Decomposition! Workshop


19 June 2024 - 21 June 2024    
9:30 am - 4:00 pm


University of Central Lancashire, Victoria Mill
Trafalgar Street, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1RA, North West

Event Type

Are you interested in forensic science, pathology and decomposition? Would you like to find out more about how bodies change after death, and how this information can be used to help a criminal investigation?

If so, this one-day workshop is for you and your friends! This workshop is perfect for 16-19 year olds thinking about following a career in forensic science, medicine, biomedical sciences or veterinary science, but anyone with an interest in forensic anthropology, pathology, and crime scene investigation can come along.

This workshop is delivered by experienced Forensic Anthropologists from the University of Central Lancashire, and gives you the chance to get up close to real dead bodies (animal) to learn about the processes of decomposition, and how they vary over time and in different environments. The workshop includes a visit to UCLan’s amazing animal decomposition research facility, “TRACES”, where you will see the exciting research projects we are undertaking.

Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance and goodie bag, and have something impressive to put on their personal statements.