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The Night of the Body Snatchers

Talk | 25 October, 2018, 7:00 PM

This fascinating talk by Kirsty Chilton will divulge the secrets of the corpse trade in London in the Georgian Period

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Today, the body snatchers who crept into the burial grounds of Georgian London to dig up the dead for the anatomy schools of London seem like characters from a dark gothic story. But the body snatchers were not characters from fiction and the lucrative trade in human corpses was real.  Hear the real story of London's Resurrection Men, and the anatomy schools they supplied and discover how the development of surgery in the Enlightenment lead to the business of selling the dead.

Join Kirsty Chilton, our own museum researcher, and an expert on the topic of Bodysnatching in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Doors will open at 6:30 PM.

Tickets: £12.00

*Access: The Museum is only accessible through a 52-step spiral staircase.

**Please, by advised that we have a policy that we might not go through with an event unless 20 tickets have been sold. 

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