The Night of the Body Snatchers

This event has finished Took place on: Friday, 20th Oct 2017

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, assistant curator, and an expert on the topic in this the first talk in the Tales From the Dark Side Series.

Cost: £8.50


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2017-10-20 2017-10-20 Europe/London The Night of the Body Snatchers A talk about the abominable body snatchers and the trade in human corpses. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2017/10/20/the-night-of-the-body-snatchers-153833 The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret,9a Saint Thomas Street,London,London

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The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret,

9a Saint Thomas Street,
London,
London,
SE1 9RY

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