Crime and Social History: Vamps or Victims? with Diane Janes

Crime and Social History

Day course

Diane Janes

21 February 2022


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This day course is part of Dillington Discovery Winter/Spring week.

A week of real-life murder cases, fascinating discussions and crime writing.  Diane Janes invites you into the world of factual and fictional murder. Attend all week or by the day, whatever you do, you’ll be gripped and entertained.  Once booked, you will receive the full course detail.

A newspaper editor once revealed that the only two woman whose names guaranteed an uptick in sales were Diana, Princess of Wales and Myra Hindley. Today we look at the way men and women who stood accused of the most serious of crimes have been perceived and treated under the law, with particular emphasis on the twentieth century.

You can attend all week or by the day. £60 per day.

Tutor information

Diane Janes is an award winning author, who has written five highly regarded crime novels and four respected factual books on real life historical murders. She is regularly invited to lecture on crime and social history to a wide variety of audiences, in locations as diverse as cruise ships and village halls, and her first work of non-fiction, Edwardian Murder: Ightham & the Morpeth Train Robbery is now referenced in academic text books on the history of policing.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.