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Burke: Now and Then
Friday 19th May 2017This event has passed.

Join author Janet Philip as she discusses her new book, Burke: Now and Then. Written from the point of view of William Burke’s skeleton, hanging just a couple of floors above us, the book investigates the motivations behind the duo’s notorious killing spree and reveals a number of previously unknown facts.

Places are limited, for more information and links to book tickets please visit:  https://edunifom.wordpress.com/

Show times

6pm - 7pm

Advance booking required


Talks and seminars will take place in the University's famous Anatomy Lecture Theatre, which dates from 1884. All visitors will also have the opportunity to look round The Anatomical Museum. The Museum was founded and developed by the Monro dynasty and flourished under Sir William Turner, Professor of Anatomy from 1867 to 1903. The splendid museum hall was at the heart of the new Medical School designed by the architect Robert Rowand Anderson and opened with great ceremony in 1884. In the 1950s, the three storey museum hall was reduced to a single upper storey which still survives as museum.

The Anatomy Lecture Theatre at the University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh Anatomical Museum Doorway 3 Medical School Teviot Place Edinburgh EH8 9AG


0131 651 1438 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri only)

Organised by The University of Edinburgh Museum Collections

Entry prices


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Public Transit Links / Toilets / Disabled Access / Disabled Access (with prior notice) / Disabled Parking / Dedicated Seating / Accessible Toilets 

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