The British Association for Forensic Anthropology (BAFA) is holding its inaugural international outreach webinar in September. This series aims to promote engagement between the BAFA membership and international forensic anthropology practitioners and researchers. Webinars are free to attend and open to BAFA members only.
The speaker for our inaugural webinar will be Dr Douglas Ubelaker. Registration details will be emailed to all BAFA members.
With great regret, Samantha de Simone notified us that she wished to step down as BAFA Student Officer earlier this year. Samatha has contributed tremendously to engaging BAFA Student Members since she joined the Steering Committee and her enthusiasm greatly helped to grow BAFA as a professional Association. We would like to sincerely thank Samantha for her hard work for the Association.
Following a vote, Conner Welty has been nominated as the new BAFA Student officer of the Association. Big congratulations to Conner and we are sure she will do a great job in her new role!
We have counted all the votes of the BAFA Members. As expected it was a close race and a difficult one as all the entries looked great! The winner of the BAFA Bake-off Fundraiser for MISSING PEOPLE Charity is Catherine Maidment with her Chocolate Cake with Fondant Decorations. Congratulations on behalf of the BAFA Steering Committee and MISSING PEOPLE charity with your prize of £100. The runner-up in this close contest is Dr Julie Roberts.
We would like to thank all the participants for their participation and support for the fundraiser. We greatly appreciate your efforts and support for a good cause! You can browse through all the entries here: www.bafa.uk/competition.html
More fundraising events will be announced in the 2nd newsletter of 2021.
Fane productions is hosting a streaming event with Forensic Anthropologist and novelist Kathy Reichs on 4 May to discuss her latest novel, The Bone Code. BAFA members get 20% off tickets!
The stream is available worldwide. Book now: http://bit.ly/fanereichs
BAFA is happy to announce the first Virtual Fundraise for the Charity Missing People. All members are welcome to prepare their "baking gears" and get creative for charity! The event involves baking a "forensic themed" cake/pudding and take a picture of it with yourself, a friend or anyone you wish in it (as proof not downloaded from the internet). Details on how to submit, share and donate for entry will be given out shortly.
Members can either bake and donate to enter the competition (from 5£) or donate while voting for their favourite cake.
A prize will be given to the winning bake!
We look forward to seeing your bakes.
With sadness BAFA learned of the passing of Mary Asprey OBE, co-founder of the UK Missing People charity, on Sunday 28 February 2021. We would like to express our sincere condolences to Mary’s family and trustees, staff and volunteers at the charity. Our members voted for Missing People as the BAFA Charity for 2021. We continue to support the Missing People charity this year through fundraising events and a donation to further their cause.
A VIRTUAL WEBINAR SERIES ORGANISED BY THE RAI'S ANTHROPOLOGY OF POLICY AND PRACTICE COMMITTEE
Prof Dame Sue Black
(President of the RAI and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Engagement at Lancaster University
Mar 11, 2021 03:00 PM (UK time)
Chaired by Dr Emma Crewe (SOAS)
To register for this free webinar:
internship opportunity: Imagery Unit / Forensic Science Section (FSS) - Office of the Prosecutor (20302)
Upcoming internship opportunity: Imagery Unit / Forensic Science Section (FSS) - Office of the Prosecutor (20302).
Remote working opportunity with deadline on the 26th February 2021.
Follow the link more details and to apply for the internship:
Missing People is a national UK organisation that offers assistance to people who run away and/or go missing and their families. BAFA Members have voted Missing People as our nominated BAFA Charity for the year 2021. More details of our support will be outlined in the upcoming BAFA newsletter. For now, please have a look at their website and learn more about the charity's current campaigns:
Wrexham Glyndwr University is working in collaboration with UK-K9 Training for Excellence to deliver two new short courses designed for those interested in the use of search dogs across a variety of disciplines (such as mountain rescue and cadaver detection). Each of the courses is accredited by the University and has been endorsed by the National Association of Specialist Dog Users.
For more information please see the flyers below or to book a place visit: