Friday 13 May 2016 -
20:30 to 21:30
Main Stage, Sofia Theatre

Most of us probably associate Richard III with the famous Shakespeare’s play and the King’s dark character in it. Richard III of England ruled just for two years and was the last King to die on a battlefield – even only these two elements are enough to provoke your interest. Richard III is accused of cruel deeds and as his mysterious life, so does his death raises a number of questions. In August 2012 the University of Leicester undertook one of the most ambitious archaeological projects, called Grey Friars. Archaeologists, historians and DNA experts joined forces to discover the remains of Richard III. How did the work go and what was found out – Dr Turi King, this year’s special guest of the festival will tell us. Turi is professor at the University of Leicester, prominent expert in Genetics and Archaeology and Head of the International Research Team working on the DNA identification of Richard III. She is a passionate communicator of science and a frequent guest in radio and television programmes. She read Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge University. Before moving into Molecular Genetics, Turi specialised in Biological Anthropology.

In English, interpretation to Bulgarian provided


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