You the jury will consider the evidence, reach your own verdict, then decide whether or not justice was well served by the historical outcome. The cases have been selected with an eye to the insight they can give us on various aspects of our judicial system, or our social history.

No advance preparation is required, but you will find a pen, a notebook and an open mind invaluable.

Participants will be expected to listen to the evidence, making notes as they go, then discuss the case and attempt to reach a verdict, based on the evidence they have heard. No advance reading or knowledge of the English judicial system is needed.

Although these are all real cases, no distressing crime scene photographs will be used.

Diane Janes is an award-winning novelist and has also written four respected books on real life historical murders, as well as being a contributor to the Crime Writers Association Anthology Truly Criminal. She is regularly invited to lecture on crime and social history to a wide variety of audiences, and has personally researched each of the cases chosen for your consideration.

Tickets are £30 (includes refreshments and lunch).

Please make any dietary requirements known when booking.

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