INFO 290 or Investigative Forensics 290 is...
an academic travel course focusing on investigative methods that will be studied at historic sites, in museums, and at other locations in the world. The course includes both on-campus meetings prior to departure and on-site lectures.


In May 2019, the inaugural trip will be led by...

Dr. Laura Moore (Chemistry),
Dr. Christine Myers (History),
Dr. Audra Sostarecz (Chemistry) & Prof. Marta Tucker (Computer Science)


On this particular trip we will be visiting historic sites related to the science behind code breaking and crime solving in England and Scotland.  Destinations include Bletchley Park, the Old Operating Theatre in London, the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, Surgeons' Hall Museums in Edinburgh, and a Jack the Ripper walking tour.

Syllabus --
Facebook page -- EF Tours link

Current price (incl. $200 discount from EF Tours until 10/24): $3899.00 per person

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Schedule of Travel with Resource Links


Tuesday 14 May: Fly to London

O'Hare Terminal 5 Map

Heathrow Airport Guide

Hotel...


Wednesday 15 May: London

Transport for London - The Tube

Map of Greater London districts and boroughs


The London Eye



Thursday 16 May: London

The British Library

The British Museum

The London Transport Museum

The Natural History Museum

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

The Science Museum

The Sherlock Holmes Museum


The Victoria & Albert Museum

The Wellcome Collection


Friday 17 May: London

The Charles Dickens Museum

East End Women's Museum

The Florence Nightingale Museum

The Foundling Museum

Jack the Ripper Museum

The Jewish Museum


The Museum of London


The Old Operating Theatre


Saturday 18 May: Blecthley Park

Bletchley Park

Required reading: Secret Days - Codebreaking at Bletchley Park, by Asa Briggs

Required viewing: The Imitation Game



Sunday 19 May: London

Churchill War Rooms

Royal Greenwich Observatory

Suggested viewing: Darkest Hour

Suggested viewing: The King's Speech


Monday 20 May: Train to Edinburgh

King's Cross Station, London

Waverley Station, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Trams

Distillers House


Tuesday 21 May: Edinburgh

National Museum of Scotland


Surgeons' Hall Museums


Frankenstein Edinburgh


Wednesday 22 May: Glasgow

Scotrail

The Hunterian Museum


Thursday 23 May: Excursion into Fife

Scotland's Secret Bunker

Glenkinchie Distillery

Kingsbarns Distillery


Friday 24 May: Fly to Chicago

Edinburgh Airport



Options for free time...

City Sightseeing Glasgow

Harry Potter London Tour

The Potter Trail, Edinburgh

The Real Mary King's Close, Edinburgh

Tower Bridge, London


Embassy & Consulate Information

U.S. Embassy in the U.K. -- Alerts and Messages

U.S. Consulate General in Edinburgh Emergency Contact Info