Explore a series of special events linked to our latest exhibition
Dissected Lecture series
Book in advance £7 (concs £6, Friends £5)
Book in advance all five lectures £28 (concs £24, Friends £20)
Delve deeper into Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men and visit a selection of London’s most remarkable medical museums and venues at the same time. The Dissected lecture series invites academics, archivists and social historians to explore aspects of the exhibition in greater detail.
To book, call 020 7001 9844
Kirsty Chilton, The Unfortunate Mr Millard
Tues 19 March, 7-8pm
Kirsty Chilton, Assistant Curator at the Old Operating Theatre, explores the case of a former employee of St Thomas’ Hospital who was arrested in 1823 for entering a burial ground with the intention of ‘raising a body’. Ticket price includes entrance to The Old Operating Theatre Museum between 6-7pm
The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
Lindsey Fitzharris, Cutting Through the Fear: Experiences of dissection in the 19th century
Tues 26 March, 7-8pm
Medical Historian Lindsey Fitzharris takes a closer look at how medical students overcame the physical and mental realities of dissection in the 19th century. Ticket price includes entrance to St Bartholomew’s Hospital Pathology Museum between 6-7pm.
St Bartholomew’s Hospital Pathology Museum.
Jonathan Evans, London Hospital Surgery from Blizard to Treves
Tues 2 April, 7-8pm
Join the Archivist for Barts Health Trust as he examines the life and work of surgical pioneers such as William Blizard, Jonathan Hutchinson and Frederick Treves.
The Blizard Building, Whitechapel
Book in advance £10 per person (concs £8, friends £7)
Sensational bodies: London’s golden age of anatomy
Sat 23 Mar, 11am – 1pm
Join Dr Richard Barnett, historian of medicine, for an unforgettable journey into the heart (and other organs) of Enlightenment London.
Unfortunate Bodies: Jonathon Wild, the Irish giant and the Italian boy
Sat 16 Mar, 11am – 1pm & Fri 22 Mar, 12.30 -2.30pm
Discover the unfortunate tales ofsome the most infamous victims of bodysnatching.