Join our experts to explore forensic science and crime as part of wider celebration of European research.

Test your forensic reconstruction skills, learn about the lethal links between poison and herbalism, and dig into the stories linked to death, past and present.

Arsenic pharmaceutical jar.

Above:  Pharmaceutical jar of green ribbed glass with narrow neck and stopper, with recessed glass label for Liq: Arsenic: Poison.


Part of Dig It! 2017 and Visit Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology

EXPLORATHON (European Researchers’ Night Scotland) is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions programme.

Header image: Carte-de-visite depicting Dr. Edward William Pritchard who was notorious for poisoning his wife and mother-in-law, both also depicted, a crime which made him the last person th be publicly executed in Glasgow, by Cramb Brothers, Glasgow.

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29 Sep 2017

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