Consider the evidence, reach your own verdict, then decide whether or not justice was well served by the historical outcome.
This engaging and enjoyable course is one where participants look at the evidence in real life
historical murder cases and make up their minds as to a verdict. In the process they learn about various
aspects of the workings of the legal system ( as practised in England Wales ) and social history and
often improve their own critical thinking.
Diane Janes was born and educated in Birmingham, but lived in various parts of the north of England for most of her adult life, until recently moving to Devon. Having worked in everything from mortgages to engineering, she is now a full time author of fiction and investigative non-fiction, specialising in crime. When still an unpublished writer, she was short listed twice for the Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger and in 2010 was among the quartet of finalists in contention for the John Creasey Dagger. She is published in both the U.K. and the U.S.A. and some of her work has been translated into German and Japanese.
Diane regularly undertakes speaking engagements and very much enjoys getting out from behind her desk to meet people - although probably not quite as much as she enjoys writing and research!
There is no supplementary charge for single accommodation on any of our activity breaks, and as normal, we can arrange free transport (on arrival and departure) between the hotel and the bus and railway stations.
Details about all of our activity breaks are readily available - either download a copy from this section, ask for them during you stay, or just telephone the hotel and ask us to forward a programme for whatever activity you are interested in.