Programme 2017

The programme this year will be the usual mix of discussion panels and lectures with plenty of opportunity for attendees to question the speakers.

10.00 Welcome
Martin Edwards – President of the Detection Club

10.10 The Continuing Popularity of The Golden Age
Martin Edwards, Len Tyler, Seona Ford and Jake Kerridge

10.50 Open Verdict: The life and work of Miles Burton/John Rhode
           Tony Medawar

11.20 Coffee Break

11.40 Lois Austen-Leigh’s The Incredible Crime
Professor Kirsten Saxton

12.10 Clues and Corpses
Dr John Curran

12.40 The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books
Martin Edwards

1.10 Lunch

2.10 Radio Play

2.40 Neglected Queens of Crime: Ethel Lina White and Elizabeth Daly
Christine Poulson and Sarah Ward (Moderator: Jake Kerridge)

3.20 Murder and Music in the life and work of Edmund Crispin
Dr David Whittle

3.50 Break

4.15 Ronald Knox: Father of the ‘Detective Decalogue’
Dolores Gordon-Smith 

4.45 Desert Island Golden Age book
The speakers


The conference will be followed immediately by:

5.30 CWA Dagger In The Library Award

5.40 CWA Wine Reception – to which all conference attendees are invited.


Usual caveat: The above timings and content are for guidance only and may be subject to change due to force of circumstances.