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 --
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Assignment Details


Schedule of Travel with Resource Links

Tuesday 14 May: Fly to London on United @ 3:50 p.m.

O'Hare Terminal 1 Map

Heathrow Airport Guide

Premier Inn, Wembley Stadium

Getting to Wembley

Wednesday 15 May: London

Transport for London - The Tube

18 Bus Route from Wembley to Euston

Wembley Train Station - Chiltern Railways

Map of Greater London districts and boroughs

The London Eye

The Allegory

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

The Thames Police Museum

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 Observatory in Greenwich

Suggested viewing: Darkest Hour
& The King's Speech

Monday 20 May: Train to Edinburgh

King's Cross Station, London

Waverley Station, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Trams

Lothian Buses

Distillers House

The Jolly Botanist

Tuesday 21 May: Excursion into Fife

Tullibardine Distillery
Scotland's Secret Bunker

Kingsbarns Distillery

Wednesday 22 May: Glasgow


The Hunterian Museum

Thursday 23 May: Edinburgh

National Museum of Scotland

Surgeons' Hall Museums

Friday 24 May: Fly to Chicago on United @ 11:30 a.m.

Edinburgh Airport

Options for free time...

The Cauldron, London

City Sightseeing Glasgow

The Game is Now

Harry Potter London Tour
Frankenstein Edinburgh

The Potter Trail, Edinburgh

The Real Mary King's Close, Edinburgh

TKTS London - Official London Theatre

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