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Burke and Hare: Dissected
Fri 27 January 2017, 18:30 – 21:00 GMT
In 1828, William Burke and William Hare embarked on a murder spree that was to shock the civilised world to its core. The word ‘burking’ has since become synonymous with their crimes, as well as inspiring the London Burkers, who supplied the medical schools of London with fresh cadavers. Discover the chilling story of Burke and Hare and how their actions impacted on British medical history.
John Baxter is one of Scotland’s leading historians on the Burke and Hare murders. He founded the Edinburgh based Burke and Hare historical tour company and has been featured on ITV and BBC discussing bodysnatching and the West Port Murders. He has spoken extensively on the subject and has been enlisted as a consultant for TV, film and stage.
Talk starts at 7pm, doors open 6.30pm.
Museum Access until 9pm.