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Death@Dana

The Science Museums’ Dana Centre is to hold a ‘murder mystery’ night this November, complete with real scientists, dead pigs and the “death note” to help guide the audience in their quest to find out how ”victim” Jane Doe died.

The evening – which is free and for one night only – will explore one of the last remaining taboos in Western society: death.

Set around the mysterious death of Jane Doe, the event will open with talks from three leading scientists about the possible causes of her demise including a brain haemorrhage; SADS (Sudden Adult Death Syndrome) or a cocaine overdose.


The Science Museums’ Dana Centre is to hold a ‘murder mystery’ night this November, complete with real scientists, dead pigs and the “death note” to help guide the audience in their quest to find out how ”victim” Jane Doe died.

The evening – which is free and for one night only – will explore one of the last remaining taboos in Western society: death.

Set around the mysterious death of Jane Doe, the event will open with talks from three leading scientists about the possible causes of her demise including a brain haemorrhage; SADS (Sudden Adult Death Syndrome) or a cocaine overdose.

Visitors will also have a chance to look at the carcass of a dead pig to learn about the different stages of decomposition and feeding patterns of blowfly larvae. Researcher Alice Frangoulis will also discuss consciousness and near death experiences.

Finally, visitors can listen to the infamous ‘death note’. A deeply resonating powerful sound, the death note was once believed by Cold War scientists to have the ability to kill.

At the end of the night, the audience will cast their vote to see how they think Jane Doe died in a final round-up discussion of the evening.

The event is just one event held at the Dana Centre – the Science Museum’s adults-only bar and café dedicated to pushing the boundaries of contemporary and controversial science. This event is a collaboration between the BA, The European Dana Alliance for the Brain and the Science Museum.


Speaker(s):

Professor John Henry Toxicologist at St Mary's Hosp | talks
Elijah Behr Cardiologist, St Georges Medic | talks
Sir Colin Berry | talks | www
Amoret Brandt Natural History Museum | talks

 

Date and Time:

23 November 2006 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

Dana Centre
165 Queen's Gate
London
SW7 5HE
+44 20 79 42 40 40
http://www.danacentre.org.uk
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Organised by:

Science Museum
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Tickets:

FREE

Available from:

Tickets are free, but places should be pre-booked by calling 020 7942 4040 or e-mailing tickets@danacentre.org.uk
Our events are open to anyone aged 18 and over.
The Centre’s vibrant café bar with free wireless network is open throughout the day
People across the UK and beyond can experience live events by webcast and more on www.danacentre.org.uk

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