The British Academy of Forensic Sciences

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BAFS Events

We publicise dates of events as far in advance as possible via the website as well as Twitter and via email circulations. Some of our regular events are:

Lund Lecture

A long-established series named in honour of Sir Thomas Lund CBE (1906–1981), a solicitor and Secretary-General of the Law Society 1939–1969, and the brain behind our system of state-funded legal aid (1949). He was the second President of BAFS. He was noted for his affability and was in great demand as an after-dinner speaker long after his retirement.

Education and Prizes

National Legal Litigation Prize

The British Academy of Forensic Sciences National Legal Prize offered to the student obtaining the highest mark in Litigation through the University of Law.

City Law School BPTC Prize

The British Academy of Forensic Sciences City Law School Legal Prize offered to the student gaining the highest mark in the Bar Professional Training Course through City University London.

King’s College Science Prize

The British Academy of Forensic Sciences King’s College Forensic Science Prize. The top five project submissions from the MSc in Forensic Science are considered for this prize.

The BAFS Medical Prize

All doctors and dentists below CCT completion, medical and dental students are eligible to enter. Previous winners are exempt from further applications for 3 years.

BAFS People

BAFS Patron


The Academy is honoured to have as its Patron its Honorary Member and former Lord Chancellor, the Lord Mackay of Clashfern.

Lord Mackay has received a great many honours in recognition of his outstanding achievements. The Queen approved that the Right Honourable the Lord Mackay of Clashfern KT be appointed Lord High Commissioner to the 2005 General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, and he was reappointed by the Queen to the 2006 General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

BAFS Officers

Tracy Alexander
Prof. Denise Syndercombe Court
Prof. Andrew Forrester
Editor Medicine, Science and the Law
Jill Battley

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