BURKERS & BODYSNATCHERS: MURKY MEDICAL DOINGS IN ABERDEEN

Marischal College, Aberdeen, AB10 1YS
Fri 21st June 2019

Learn of the murky medical doings of the surgeons, students and professional resurrectionists in the city from the 1800s to the passing of the Anatomy Act in 1832 which put an end to the theft of bodies from cemeteries and legalised the supply of corpses to medical research. 

Featuring the great riot of Hospital Row, when Dr Andrew Moir’s anatomy theatre was torn to the ground by angry citizens; the tale of the half-anatomised man who didn’t quite live to tell his side of the story; meet Satan Sangster, the graverobber of Spital Kirkyard who doubled as a nightwatchman at the Gallowgate Port - find out why he had such a nasty nickname! This and other gruesome goings-on inspired by the deeds of the “burkers” of Aberdeen.

Start Time: 7.30pm 

Start Point: Marischal College by Bruce’s Statue 

End Point: Littlejohn Street nr. Brewdog 

Duration: 2hr approx

Adults £12 concessions £10

NOT suitable for children under 12/ no dogs allowed

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