Sugar Paper Theories – Panel Discussion

16 November 2019 - 17 November 2019

14:00 - 16:00

RPS House
337 Paintworks, Arnos Vale
Bath Rd
United Kingdom


RPS Member£10.00 
Non RPS Member£12.00 
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Image: Jack Latham Gísli Guðjónsson, Hafnarfjörður

Sugar Paper Theories – Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion: Erla Bolladóttir, Gísli Guðjónsson CBE & Jack Latham discuss false confessions, police coercion and the role of photography in documenting crime. Chair by Dr. Mark Rawlinson 

Erla Bolladottir is the one of the six that was arrested and convicted in connection with the murder of Gudmundur and Geirfinnur in 1974. She suffered a phenomenon called Memory Distrust Syndrome. In Sept last year the Iceland courts ruled that all 5 men were innocent in regards to the murder but Erla's charge of perjury still stands.

Gisli Gudjonsson CBE is an is an internationally renowned authority on suggestibility and false confessions. He founded the idea of Memory Distrust Syndrome and acted as the expert witness on the Gudmundur and Geirfinnur Case. He also played a key role in overturning the convictions of the Birmingham Six and Guildford Four cases.

Please visit to help plan your trip. Please be aware that the car park in the Paintworks on a weekday is limited to three hours.  Weekends and evenings after 6pm are umlimited.

Bristol Temple Meads is a 30-minute walk to Paintworks.

Busses running from Bristol Temple Meads to Paintworks are: 1, 178, 349 or the X39, but please check before leaving.

A Park & Ride service is available from Brislington Park & Ride. More information can be found at  

Local Parking

If you need to bring your car and don’t want to use the Park and Ride Buses, you can book a place to park at a nearby supermarket using this link

You can also park all-day for £5 at Arnos Manor.  Visitors will need to go to the hotel reception to purchase a ticket to display on their windscreen. 





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