*[Just to justify the title, even though the first week of April passed, already, this post will refer to March]
Hi every one.
After almost two months, it is time for a blog post update!
March was the month with the most ups and downs. It wasn’t just the weather!
But, let’s just focus on the interesting things that happened.
First of all, our intrepid training lectures started this month, with Dr. John W. Bond. Every lecture is different. We learn many thing during the two hours especially those of us who have no forensic background, whatsoever. The most fun part of the session is the second hour since we have the opportunity to exchange ideas, brainstorm and learn some more practical things too, such as, how to get a correct fingerprint, or how to get a DNA sample.
The funniest thing that happened during the lectures is that Thalassa and I had to attend one of them via Skype, since we were in Greece by that time. As, we had already booked our tickets and got approval for holiday, before the training program was announced, we asked permission from John Bond to attend the lecture via Skype. He said yes as long as someone from the group sets up the internet and Skype connection. Alex was the lucky one. Well, we asked him whether he could help and he was happy to, so everything was set up. It was really funny and interesting having a lecture on-line. It was my first time doing such a thing. The connection was pretty good (except from some minor problems that occurred one or two times). We could even attend the practical part with Marwan and Alex!
For those who don’t know, after the lecture finished we went out to enjoy the sun by the sea, since the weather was too nice to sit inside!
Right before that, there was a really famous event at the University of Leicester. Yes, I refer to the one and only subject every one talked for one month. King Richard III re-interment. Due to his reburial, there was an open day at the University of Leicester the day before, where there were many activities and lectures that everyone could attend and take part. I and all the other gang members were assigned to take part to this event presenting a poster regarding our subject. The challenging part of it was that I had to write something about my subject for lay people. Since some of the parents of children attending the activities were interested in my topic, I will assume it went pretty well. Looking at how many children were enthusiastic in attending the fingerprint activities Silke and Francisco prepared (for more information check Francisco’s blog) and the fingerprint book marks Jessica and Etienne also prepared (for more information check their shared blog) one can only conclude that the whole event was a success overall.
Well, I think that’s it for now.
Since more events are on their way, more updates will follow within the next few weeks.
till then, let’s enjoy spring in Leicester for as long as it lasts!