Dr. Richard Shepherd

Date Monday 10 June 2019
Time 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price£10 | £8
VenueThe Crescent
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Dr. Richard Shepherd

Non-Fiction

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Unnatural Causes: The Life and Many Deaths of Britain’s Top Forensic Pathologist

Brutally honest, often funny and at times downright bizarre, Unnatural Causes charts the 25 year long career of Dr. Richard Shepherd, the UK’s foremost forensic pathologist, who has a unique passion for discovering the truth that a body leaves behind in the wake of death.

Richard’s obsession with deciphering the puzzles of his silent patients has led to his working on over 23,000 cases, including 9/11, the Bali Bombings and the deaths of Princess Diana and Stephen Lawrence.

The continued exposure to some of the worst acts of violence imaginable inevitably took its toll, and Richard was eventually diagnosed with PTSD as a result, although it has not dampened his faith in humanity. Come and listen to this vivid account of human frailty and resilience.

About the Author

Dr. Richard Shepherd was born in West London and grew up in Watford. He trained as a doctor at St George's Hospital medical school at Hyde Park Corner, qualifying in 1977 and then completed his postgraduate training as a forensic pathologist in 1987. He has been involved nationally and internationally in the forensic investigation of thousands of deaths from unnatural causes. His skill and expertise still remain in demand around the world.

This event is sponsored by Johns Elliot Solicitors

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