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October 2012 meeting Report

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Our speaker this month was Forensic scientist Gill Donnelly.

For many years Gill worked for the police and was the first person on a crime scene. She explained that she first used her powers of observation to look for things that were there and sometimes, things that were not there. She then introduced her tools of the trade, first her camera which had a very powerful zoom lens which could photograph objects very close up, such as fibres and prints. Then she showed us a torch and explained that sometimes on a job, this would be a Laser Light which, by attaching different filters, could detect and identify fluids such as blood. She also showed us her finger print equipment, brushes and powders.

Gill has helped in an advisory capacity on many crime dramas on the television, she also gives talks to school children and career advice. She was an exceptional speaker who was very knowledgeable on her subject, and her talk was very much enjoyed by the group.


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