BAFS and External Events
The British Academy of Forensic Sciences (BAFS) held its first meeting in 1960. BAFS is a unique organisation formed from a unique mix of forensic medicine (pathologist, psychiatrists, physicians (FMEs), scientist and lawyers. Our events are usually based in London.
Next BAFS Event
Annual General Meeting & Friends' Dinner 2021
Notorious for secretly cutting women’s hair on buses and in cinemas, Danilo Restivo was jailed for the 2002 murder of Heather Barnett. Breakthroughs in DNA evidence linked Restivo to a murder in Italy nine years previously.
Ian Kelcey was admitted as a solicitor in 1980. He has specialised in Criminal Defence practice since 1990. He is the Senior Partner at Kelcey and Hall who have offices in Bristol and London. Ian was President of Bristol Law Society in 2001 and Chairman of the Criminal Law Solicitors Association from 2002 to 2004. Ian has been a Council member of the Law Society since 2004 and he was Chairman of the Law Society Criminal Law Committee between 2007 and 2011. He was again appointed Joint Chair of the Committee in 2017. Ian has defended in many high profile cases including the Defence of Danilo Restivo, Vincent Tabak (Joanna Yeates murder) and Christopher Hampton (Melanie Road Murder)
Regular BAFS Events
Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, London
The recent disasters, such as Grenfell Tower and Westminster Bridge, has highlighted how forensic science plays an important part in victim identification.A panel of experts will examine how forensic odontology, anthropology and pathology contribute to the identification process.
Learn about the psychological impact such events can have on victims, hearing more about the nature of the subsequent inquests from those supporting them.
- How forensic odontology contributes to disaster victim identification
- How forensic anthropology contributes to disaster victim identification
- How forensic pathology contributes to disaster victim identification
- How victims are affected by disasters
- How psychologists manage victims of disasters
BAFS Friends Dinner
In collaboration with #RemoteForensicCSI, and to support remote teaching resources for students, The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences will be holding a series of student focused monthly webinars.
The Society’s Research Seminar Series aims to provide timely opportunities for practitioners, educators and researchers working in criminal justice contexts to come together, learn from and interact with authors of recently published Science & Justice journal articles.
Each online seminar will last approximately one hour, where two or three speakers will summarise their publication and give live attendees the opportunity to ask questions about their work. Seminar presentations are intended for diverse audiences and it is hoped that these events will further enhance continual professional development, initiate new research and facilitate the implementation of innovative methods, or changes in policy and practice.