Hoboken Lecture 2015

23 September 2015 from 19:30 to 21:20 hrs
Kunsthal Rotterdam, Museumpark, Westzeedijk 341, 3015 AA Rotterdam
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The Natural History Museum Rotterdam presents the fifth Hoboken Lecture by the renowned British archaeologist and molecular geneticist Turi King: Unearthing King Richard III: From Bones to Genes.

About the lecture

Hoboken 2015 Turi KingIn August 2012, the University of Leicester began one of the most ambitious archaeological projects ever attempted: no less than a search for the lost grave of King Richard III, the last English king to die in battle. Dr Turi King became deeply involved in the genetic work on the remains, comparing the DNA with that of known female-line relatives to look for a match. In her Hoboken Lecture Dr King will speak about the Richard III case from how it started through to the excavation and the scientific analysis which led to the identification of his remains, and the possible connections between individuals born five centuries – and many generations - later than Richard.


Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Natural History Museum Rotterdam and the British Council