All Aboard the London Necropolis! Cemeteries and the Victorian Dead (Fundraiser in partnership with EHU19)

This online talk is part of a fundraiser to help our marathon runner, Andrew, make his target for London 2021. Your ticket fee and any donations will all make a huge difference to a charity like the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park as we work to recover from the impact of Covid. You can visit Andrew’s fundraising page at

From train passengers solely made up of the dead to postmortem photography, the nineteenth-century had a strange yet wonderful relationship with death. In this talk, we’ll discover some of the Victorian period’s most interesting mourning practices and rituals whilst introducing some of the curious residents of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.

Dr Emma Butcher is a Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Literature at King’s College London, specialising in Victorian literature and culture. In 2017, Emma was named as a BBC New Generation Thinker and has made various radio and television appearances talking about everything ranging from women writers to war memoirs. This talk is hosted in partnership with EHU Nineteen, an interdisciplinary research group based at Edge Hill University which focuses on studying the long-nineteenth century.


*These online talks are not delivered in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. Because of government restrictions we are delivering them from our homes using Zoom.*

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