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Funzing Talks: The Rillington Place Murders


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The controversy surrounding the murders at 10 Rillington Place has raged for years. Books and films have portrayed the events as a landmark case in the abolition of the death penalty - and rightly so. But, what exactly went on behind the doors of this famous address? Was Reg Christie responsible for everything? Or could it be that Timothy Evans played a part? Could any of the deaths have been avoided? Where did it all go wrong?

In a talk which will be accompanied by photographs rarely seen, this presentation will grab the audience - and may even shock them. How was it possible that so many women lost their lives without a hint of suspicion?

Paul Stickler is a crime historian and criminologist with 30 years police experience including a secondment to the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia and researches British murder investigations in the early to mid twentieth century. His book, ‘The Murder that Defeated Whitechapel’s Sherlock Holmes: At Mrs Ridgley’s Corner’ is an examination of a Hertfordshire murder in 1919 in the context of the law and police procedures at the time. Other research has led to the recent BBC programme, The Porthole Mystery, a murder in 1947 committed on the high seas.

Tickets: http://bit.ly/2Jr80pF
Venue: Beach Blanket Babylon, Shoreditch
Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.


Funzing Talks is a new concept which aims to re-invent your after work drinks. We've pulled together an impressive array of leading entrepreneurs, intellectuals, bright thinkers and incredible individuals to inspire your evenings.

Held in a hand picked range of bars across London, a Funzing Talks event makes the perfect after work activity.

Delve into a totally new subject and challenge your perspectives over a beer with like-minded Londoners. Funzing has always encouraged you to do something different with your free time, so we say do just that - you never know where it may lead you!