Upcoming BAFS Events
Venue: Gray's Inn
A multi-disciplinary meeting to discuss and debate the place of neuroscience in the law, now and in the future.
Due to the nature of this event, Chatham House Rule applies throughout the whole duration of the event.
Morning: Specific Topics in Neuroscience and the Law
Chairs: Tracy Alexander, Siobhan Grey QC.
09.45—Dame Bobbie Cheema-Grubb – ‘Setting the scene’
10.05—Madeleine Payne (UCL) 'Adolescent sociocognitive development and implications for the law'
10.35—Dr Huw Williams (Exeter) – Head Injury in offenders.
11.25—Prof Heather Flowe (Birmingham) – Alcohol and substance misuse in offenders
11.55 —Prof Keith Rix (Chester) Automatism cases as the law stands
12.25—Prof Ronnie Mackay (De Montfort) – Automatism as the Law Commission proposes
Afternoon: The future of Neuroscience in the Law.
Chairs: Prof Michael Kopelman, Siobhan Grey QC
Discussion/Debate: ‘Will Neuroscience change fundamentally the nature of court practice?’
14:00—The case for - Prof Adrian Raine (UPenn, USA)
14:20—The case for - Dr Nick Davis (Manchester Metropolitan Univ)
14:40—The case against - Prof Dennis Patterson (Surrey)
15:00—The case against - Prof Andrew Forrester (Cardiff)
15:20—General Discussion from the floor.
16:00—Summing up (Discussants):
16:00—Prof Chris Frith FRS (UCL) (Neuroscience)
16:15—Lord Hughes (Law)
16:30—Tea and Close
Closest Tube Stations:
Chancery Lane (Central line) and Holborn (Central and Picadilly line).
Access ramp with handrails leading up to Hall is available at the venue. Further accessability and location information can be found by clicking on the link below.
Venue: Bush House, London
This one-day conference will provide delegates with an opportunity to re-connect with bloodstain pattern analysis and share stories.
The hybrid event will host discipline experts, researchers, legal professionals and students spotlighting BPA Investigations and BPA Evaluation and give researchers an opportunity to present their work and engage contributors during Rapid-Fire R&D session
- BPA Investigations: keynote, presentations, Q&A
- Rapid-fire R&D: pitch and breakout sessions
- BPA Evaluation: keynote, presentations, Q&A
- Networking sessions
08:00 GMT - Registration with breakfast
09:00 GMT - Morning Session / BPA Investigations (includes breakout)
13:15 GMT - Lunch
14:15 GMT - Afternoon Session / Rapid-fire R&D (includes breakout)
16:30 GMT - BPA Evaluation
17:30 - 19:00 GMT - Networking Event
Speaker: Mark Richards
Speaker: Mark Glover
Speaker: Sharon Raymond
Speakers: Gaille Mackinnon et al