An evening with author Helen Barrell

To coincide with our 5th October auction of professional and personal effects belonging to ‘Father of British Forensic Science’ Professor Alfred Swaine Taylor - eminent toxicologist, pioneer photographer, and expert witness for countless Victorian poisoning and other murder cases, we are pleased to welcome author Helen Barrell to give a talk regarding this fascinating man's life and career on Wednesday 3rd October at 7pm.

Helen Barrell

 Further information about the collection and the full catalogue can be viewed on our website

 The evening will comprise a talk by Helen Barrell, author of Fatal Evidence: Professor Alfred Swaine Taylor & the Dawn of Forensic Science and Poison Panic: Arsenic Deaths in 1840s Essex, followed by a private view of the Alfred Swaine Taylor family collection auction.  Wine and canapes will be served.

 Helen has kindly provided a preface for our auction catalogue which can be read here

Alfred Swaine Taylor Fatal Evidence

Tickets are available for £10 which includes wine and canapes, and a complimentary catalogue.

 You can order tickets through our website (please use "Helen Barrell Talk" as the invoice number, and the amount of tickets required as your reference) and we will post out your ticket(s) and catalogue. 


Please contact our offices on 01284 748 625 or for further information 


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