As part of the Vancouver Institute Lectures Series, Green College presents a “Richard III: The Resolution of a 500-Year-Old Cold Case” by Dr. Turi King.

Dr. King is a Lecturer in Genetics and Archaeology at the University of Leicester. Her work over the years has combined genetics with archaeology, history and geography. Her PhD award-winning research in genetics examined the link between British hereditary surnames and the Y chromosome. She has continued her work on the Y chromosome and surnames, and has been leading a project examining the genetic legacy of the Vikings in the north of England. As well as leading the international research team involved in the DNA identification work of the remains of Richard III, she is also leading the project carrying out the whole genome sequencing of Richard III which is funded by the Wellcome Trust, the Leverhulme Trust and Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, the inventor of genetic fingerprinting at the University of Leicester.

This event took place on March 12, 2016.


Select Articles and Books Available at UBC Library

Buckley, R., Morris, M., Appleby, J., King, T., O’Sullivan, D., & Foxhall, L. (2013). ‘the king in the car park’: New light on the death and burial of richard III in the grey friars church, leicester, in 1485. Antiquity, 87(336), 519-538. doi:10.1017/S0003598X00049103 [Link]

Dockray, K. (1997). Richard III: A source book. Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire: Sutton. [Available at Koerner Library – DA260 .R54 1997]

King, T., Fortes, G., Balaresque, P., Thomas, M., Balding, D., Delser, P.. . Schurer, K. (2014). Identification of the remains of king richard III. Nature Communications, 5, 5631. doi:10.1038/ncomms6631 [Link]

Markham, C. R., Sir, & Project Gutenberg Online Catalog. (2011). Richard III: His life and character Project Gutenberg. [Link]


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