Live music, original film, dancing, drama and psychological research: This is no ordinary Jury Duty!
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury. Join us for a trip back to the 1950s, and explore a turning-point in British legal history. This immersive science-theatre event combines the best creative and research talent Goldsmiths has to offer - with a healthy dose of 50s nostalgia!
Based on transcripts and court records of a high-profile 1950s murder trial, The Accused: The Psychology of a Murder Trial invites you to play the role of juror as we present a dramatisation of the crime, the case, and the testimony presented in court. Throughout the event, let the live music, drama, and dancing - devised, choreographed and performed by Goldsmiths students - immerse you in the sounds and style of the 1950s. The event also includes two large-scale psychological research experiments, on which the researchers in the Forensic Psychology Unit will feed back results both throughout the night, and to all attendees after the event. It promises to be an entertaining and informative night, blending the arts and science.
Brought to you by the Goldsmiths' Forensic Psychology Unit, in creative collaboration with the Acting & Filmmaking Society and the Musical Theatre Society.
9th, 10th, 11th February 2017, 7-10pm, Goldsmiths, University of London.
Dressing the part is optional, but encouraged. We have prizes for the best outfits and best (or most enthusiastic) dancers. But don't worry, if your 1950s dance moves are a bit rusty, you can grab a drink and join our choreographers and live band for a quick refresher session during intermission.
The event runs from 7pm until 10pm and drinks can be purchased before the event and during intermission.
This event is brought to you by the team who produced the award-winning production - The death of Jane Doe: The Psychology of a murder investigation - Winner of the CorpComms Magazine award for best communications by a public sector organisation (2016).
* Please note that the event will comprise two large-scale psychological experiments, therefore all attendees will be asked to give their informed consent to participate and complete a short questionnaire online before the event. This should take no more than five minutes and is not mandatory (but we can't use your data or feedback your results on the night if we don't get your consent). You have the right to withdraw your data at any time.
This event is proudly supported by the Goldsmiths Annual Fund.
All enquiries to Dr. Gordon Wright (Forensic Psychology Unit) g.wright(@gold.ac.uk)
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