Announcing... Dr Kirsty Sedgman and Professor Anna Williams

Published 9 August 2023 at 10:23
Montage image of Kirsty Sedgman and Anna Williams

With less than seven weeks to go until QED 2023, we are delighted to add two more speakers to our main-stage lineup: human behaviour specialist Dr Kirsty Sedgman, and forensic anthropologist and decomposition expert Professor Anna Williams.

Dr Kirsty Sedgman is an audience expert based at the University of Bristol, specialising in culture, communication, and human behaviour. She has spent her career studying how we construct and maintain our competing value systems, working out how people can live side by side in the same world yet come to understand it in such totally different ways. Kirsty speaks about her expertise in the media and around the world, and her latest book On Being Unreasonable is out now with Faber & Faber.

Professor Anna Williams is Professor of Forensic Science at the University of Central Lancashire. She is a forensic anthropologist with a specialism in decomposition and taphonomy. She regularly undertakes consultancy work for UK and international police forces, and has advised Locate International, the National Crime Agency and the Home Office on decomposition cases and search and location of human remains. She is spearheading the campaign to establish the first human taphonomy facility in the UK.

We are incredibly excited to have Kirsty and Anna speaking at QED, and we are sure you will be too. There are still some QED tickets remaining, so don’t delay, grab yours today!