The Art of Body Snatching – Online talkon 23 October 2024

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Pocket Operaon 23 October 2024
May 8, 2024

The Art of Body Snatching – Online talkon 23 October 2024

Not Your Average 9-5! Discover The Art of Body Snatching  and Explore The Thrills and Challenges of A Hidden Vocation

Join us online for an evening of macabre discussions as we dive head first into the Georgian underworld and take a look at the often overlooked profession of body snatching.

Bypassing formalities such as the rise of private anatomy schools and why the trade took off in the first place, we’ll instead spend the evening' visiting' graveyards throughout the UK discussing tools of the trade, how to actually get a cadaver out of the ground and consider the effectiveness of some of the slightly less conventional methods invented in an attempt to keep these men at bay.

From bumbling anatomy students to the world of wholesale body snatching, get ready to see this profession from a very different angle and one which, for a change, leaves Burke and Hare out of the limelight - although we will answer questions about them if we must …

About Our Speaker

Suzie Lennox is a former archivist and has been researching and writing about the world of body snatching for nearly 20 years having written about the legal implications of the trade for her dissertation at University. Her book, ‘ Bodysnatchers: Digging Up The Untold Story of Britain’s Resurrection Men’ is published by Pen & Sword.

Suzie writes regularly for her website mymacabreroadtrip.com and can be found on social media as @macabreroadtrip 

 

 

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