Dissecting the Dead

In the North Cloisters at University College London this summer, a small exhibition has been running about the relationship between science and the dead. The plaster death masks of criminals who died in the late 1800s are particularly beautiful and eerie at the same time.







The exhibition was in the North Cloisters to the left of the main Wilkins building:

UCL has a mysterious maze of tunnels that connect the old hospital buildings and the anatomy department. Rumour has it that the purpose of these tunnels is so the dead could be moved without offending the people passing by in the streets above. I just use them to get to the pub without getting rained on.