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Jack the Ripper Crime Conference

London 2018

The Double Event | 29th & 30th September

Welcome to the 2018 Jack the Ripper Crime Conference. This year marks the 130th Anniversary since the Whitechapel murders of 1888 began, plus the dates of the conference coin-side with 130 years since night of the Double Event which saw the deaths of both Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes.

Aswell as a full line up of expert talks and events relating to the Jack the Ripper mystery, we will also be teaming up with H-Division Crime Club to bring you other True Crime cases from around the world.

A special 130th Anniversary Dinner will be held on the Saturday evening of the Conference and a guest of honour will provide an after dinner talk. We are sure the Conference weekend will be a well attended event for True Crime enthusiasts everywhere. We look forward to seeing you.


Itinerary 2018

Find out more about the the year’s most anticipated true crime event


29th September 2018 | 10.00am – 4.00pm

  • The Jack the Ripper Crime Conference
  • 4 Expert Guest Speakers including TV Personality and Birmingham University Lecturer Professor David Wilson
  • Regular tea and coffee breaks
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Merchandise & Book Signings

Saturday (Evening)

29th September 2018 | 7:00pm onwards

  • 130th Anniversary Dinner Event
  • Three Course Dinner with Wine
  • Key Note Lecture and Discussion with Author and Boston University Lecturer, Martin Fido, entitled “Jack the Ripper: The French Connection”


30th September 2018 | 10:00am – 4:30pm

  • The H-Division Crime Bus Day Out
  • Guided Bus Tour of London’s Notorious Criminal Past
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Limited Space
  • *Only Available to VIP Two Day Conference Ticket Holders


Secure Your Place Today!

Don’t delay, book your place at the UK’s number true crime conference

Day Ticket Only £60pp

Includes 4 expert guest speakers, tea & coffee breaks and buffet lunch.

(Saturday 29th September 2018 10:00am – 4:00pm)


Saturday Evening Only £55pp

Includes 3 Course Dinner and an After dinner Speaker

(29th September 2018 7pm – late)


2018 Jack The Ripper Conference Pack Only £25pp

Special collectors editor pack – Includes exclusive articles, magazines and booklets produced exclusively for the 2018 Conference


VIP Two Day Conference Ticket Only £150pp

Includes everything listed above and special access to the H-Division guides London crime bus tour on Sunday the 30th of September

(Limited Tickets Available)


Martin Fido

Jack the Ripper: The French connection

At the 130th Anniversary Conference in London this September, Martin will present his research about how the discovery of the details behind the Met’s Mary Jane Kelly photo is the single most important discovery in Ripperology over the last 20 years.

It also confirms his speculation thirty years ago that despite a huge fictional content and the impossibility of tracing the alleged source, Inspector H of Thames Valley, the old French book “Jacques l’Eventreur” (subsequently translated by Molly Whittington-Egan) contains some rare accurate information about the early days of the police investigation with important implications for our view of Sgt Thick and John Pizer

A real treat from one of the foremost experts on Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel murders. Not to missed.

Professor David Wilson

Jack the Ripper from a Structural Perspective

Regarded as the Uk’s leading Criminologist, Professor David Wilson is a former professor of criminology at Birmingham City University. A former prison governor, he is known for his work as a criminologist specialising in serial killers through his work with various British police forces, academic publications, books, and media appearances.

Professor Wilson has acted as an advisor to various police forces as a criminologist, and in 2006 was involved in the Ipswich serial murders, which led to the successful arrest and prosecution of serial killer Steve Wright.

He was named top public criminologist by the Times Higher Education Supplement in both 2008 and 2009. In 2017, He acted as Moderator on the Dean Strang and Jerry Buting Making a Murderer Tour in London, Bristol, Birmingham and Newcastle.

Dr Kathrine Ramsland

Dr. Katherine Ramsland teaches forensic psychology at DeSales University in Pennsylvania. She has published over 1,000 articles, stories, blogs, and reviews, and 60 books, including Confession of a Serial Killer: The Untold Story of Dennis Rader, The Mind of a Murderer: Privileged Access to the Demons That Drive Extreme Violence, The Forensic Science of CSI, Inside the Minds of Serial Killers, The Human Predator: A Historical Chronicle of Serial Murder and Forensic Investigation, The Forensic Psychology of Criminal Minds, Beating the Devil’s Game: A History of Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation, The Sex Beast, The Devil’s Dozen, The CSI Effect, and The Criminal Mind: A Writers’ Guide to Forensic Psychology…

Her background in forensic studies positioned her to assist former FBI profiler John Douglas on The Cases That Haunt Us and to co-write a book with former FBI profiler Gregg McCrary, The Unknown Darkness.

J. J Hainsworth

JACK THE RIPPER: Case Solved 1891
The case for Montague John Druitt being Jack the Ripper has fascinated researchers and armchair detectives of the Whitechapel murders for over 100 years.
  • Why was this young barrister/teacher named as Scotland Yards top suspect?
  • What secret information did high ranking officials possess, that drew them to this conclusion?
  • Can those who claim to have known the identity of Jack the Ripper be considered reliable?
This September Author & Teacher, JJ Hainsworth, sheds new light on one of the most fascinating suspects in the investigation and makes a case for the professional competence of those who were in a position to know the truth behind Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel murders.


Lindsay Siviter

Lord Lucan: An Enduring Mystery

At this years Jack the Ripper True Crime Conference, in London this September, Lindsay looks back at one of the most infamous criminal cases in British History……
The disappearance of Lord Lucan.
Lindsay has been studying the Lucan case for over ten years and is currently writing a new in-depth book on the case to be published by Pen & Sword books. While acting as a consultant for the BBC Lindsay had privileged access to and was asked to analyse the personal archive belonging to one of the chief investigating officers on the case. Within these papers and others, she has located herself, Lindsay has discovered many new things some of which she will reveal in her presentation. Over the years Lindsay has spoken and become friends with several people and families involved in the Lucan case including Lady Lucan, having spent many hours in her flat discussing the case. Lindsay will also be bringing along her collection of personal items once owned by Lord and Lady Lucan for attendees to see and hold.


Mick Priestley

Jack the Ripper and the night of the double event
Author Mick Priestley is regarded as an expert on serial killers and true crime and is the author of Jack the Ripper: One Autumn In Whitechapel. The book that won the official Jack the Ripper book of the year award in 2017. He has made numerous TV and radio appearances, appearing on CNN and CBS News in the States, and is a now regular expert on the internet show Murder With Friends, on the Young Turks News Network. Mick is currently working on his new upcoming book – Active Shooter.
On the night of the 30th September 1888, both Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes were murdered, less than hour apart. This night became known as “The Double Event”.
Since then there has been debate as to whether or not they were killed by the same man known as Jack the Ripper….. or were their murders two unrelated and separate incidents?
130 years to the day since the murders of Stride and Eddowes, Mick Priestley will re-examine the evidence and provide an in-depth analysis of the crimes themselves. Using profiling and crime scene analysis, he will determine once and for all if both murders were indeed committed by the same man.


When & Where…


The 2018 Jack the Ripper Crime Conference, 130th Anniversary will take place in London’s East End. The Double Event will be a two day conference on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of September 2018. The base for the conference will be at the beautiful Arbor City Hotel on Osborn Street. Delicate discounted room rates will be released in the coming months so check back soon for more information or sign up to the Crime Conference mailing list for the latest announcements.



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