Join Professor Turi King, co-presenter of the BBC Two series ‘DNA Family Secrets’, on her UK tour, as she uncovers how DNA has revolutionised genealogy and forensics. We can now trace long lost family members, catch criminals, and make remarkable historical discoveries.
“This is important work,” says Professor King, It’s all about people’s identity.”
Hear how your unique DNA identifies you and your family, how your surname can give you a glimpse into the lives of your ancestors and whether you really are who you think you are.
Professor King will also discuss how she led the team who cracked one of the biggest forensic DNA cases in history – the identification of King Richard III.
Professor Turi King is a scientist, presenter, speaker and author who is passionate about communicating science to the public. Turi uses genetics in the fields of forensics, history, genealogy and archaeology. She is perhaps best known for her work ‘cracking one of the biggest forensic DNA cases in history’ – having led the genetics and identification of the remains of King Richard III.
Turi co-presents the BBC’s DNA Family Secrets alongside Stacey Dooley – with a third series due to air in September 2023. She also presented Unearthed: Ancient Murder Mysteries, which came out June 2023. She’s recently appeared with Dan Snow on The Black Death on Channel 5 and with Lucy Worsley in her series Unsolved Histories about the Princes in the Tower.
Turi presented the Radio 4 documentary Genetics and the Longer Arm of the Law. Other credits include featuring in British As Folk (UKTV), The Gadget Show (Channel 5), Cold Case (ZDF Germany), Britain’s Lost Battlefields (Channel 5), Richard III: The King in the Car Park (Channel 4), Britain’s Secret Treasures (ITV), and Crimewatch (BBC) among many others. She’s appeared on many BBC Radio 4 programmes including The Life Scientific, Inside Science and The Reunion as well as radio programmes in Canada and elsewhere.
23 September Bristol, 1532 Theatre
28 September Ilkley, King’s Hall
1 October Oxford, Sheldonian Theatre
2 October Stafford, Gatehouse
3 October Frome, Cheese and Grain
8 October London Richmond Theatre
11 October Shrewsbury, Severn Theatre
14 October Monmouth, Blake Theatre
15 October Exeter, Northcott
17 October Cheltenham, Town Hall
22 October Worcester, Huntingdon Hall
23 October Aylesbury, The Waterside
24 October Loughborough, Town Hall
30 October Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa