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Being Disturbingly Informative. By Shane McCorristine

31 October 2016

  Last year I visited a fine old building nestled incongruously close to the skyscrapers and busy financial offices of Market Street in downtown Philadelphia. The building houses...

Shot at dawn in the Great War: Re-evaluating justice in the case of Harry Farr. By Floris Tomasini

3 October 2016

  Today’s post looks at a re-evaluation of justice in an emblematic case study; Harry Farr who was shot for cowardice during the Great War.   The historical facts of...

The Diary of a Dissection: Jane Jamieson and the Newcastle Barber Surgeons. By Patrick Low

19 September 2016

  The recent furore in France, over the wearing of Burkinis, has shone a new light on an age-old societal problem; the female body.  Nowhere was the shock of a woman’s...

Reflecting upon Four Years of Criminal Corpses. By Rachel Bennett

6 September 2016

  Almost four years ago to the day I travelled to Leicester to attend my first PhD supervisory meeting armed with only a pen, a notepad and a head swirling with ideas. When I walked...