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THERE'S BEEN A MURDER! But why do we care?

Tue 22 May 2018

18:00 - 19:00

partner Oxford Brookes University, suitable Parents/ Carers, suitable Teachers, suitable Year 10, suitable Year 12, suitable Year 13

partner Oxford Brookes University, suitable Parents/ Carers, suitable Teachers, suitable Year 10, suitable Year 12, suitable Year 13

John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre, Headington Campus

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Join Dame Katherine Grainger and Professor Anne-Marie Kilday in a lively conversation, as we discuss why people are so fascinated by murder and murderers in the modern era. Is it because we like to hear the grisly and gory details? Is it because we like to be shocked, to be scared or to feel threatened? Or is it because we humans have a genuine and prolonged fascination with the unfamiliar and the extraordinary? Katherine and Anne-Marie will explore these questions from both an academic and a popular perspective. They will illuminate why murder – an event that should be considered tragic and repellent as it is so far removed from humanity and decency - has become so popular and profitable and why many individuals who have killed have become celebrities in the modern mind-set.


Part of the Festival of the Humanities and Social Sciences: Think Human


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