Bodies Ignored/Obsessed: Leeds Witch Seminar

Lauren Ryall-Waite (Curator at the Thackray Medical Museum) will be coming on to campus to discuss the controversial ‘Leeds Witch’.

The ‘Leeds Witch’, also known as Mary Bateman, was an English criminal and alleged witch, known as the Yorkshire Witch, who was tried and executed for murder during the early 19th century. Her skeleton was displayed at the Thackray Medical Museum until 2015 when it was returned to Leeds University. Consequently, this seminar will consider the ethics of displaying human remains, the question of consent and the regulations of the Human Tissue License.

The seminar is free to attend and open to both students and members of the public. It will be held in the Le Patourel Room (Leeds University, Parkinson Building, 4.06), with a prompt 6pm start.

Location details 

Parkinson Building, Le Patourel Room (4.06)