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The Good Funeral Guild presents... Living for the Dead/ Remains to be Seen
Tue 25 October 2016, 19:00 – 22:00 BST
Join the Good Funeral Guild at Sutton House during Life. Death. Whatever. for Funeral Tuesdays.
On Tuesday 25th October we'll be hearing from Anatomical Pathology Technician Lara-Rose Iredale (she works in a mortuary!) and the Technical Curator of Barts Pathology Museum Carla Valentine. Come find out what happens behind the mortuary doors from the people who know.
7.30 - Lara-Rose Iredale - 'Living for the Dead'
Lara will be tackling the most frequently asked questions she's asked as an APT working in a mortuary in a busy central London hospital. She'll also share the lessons she's learned about the living from the dead.
8.30 - Carla Valentine - 'Remains to be Seen'
Carla is a Senior Anatomical Pathology Technologistand through the course of her 8 year full-time career she carried out autopsies on Coronial, hospital and forensic cases. This work also included CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) and other ‘high risk’ post-mortems such as SARS, Swine Flu and CJD. In her spare time she studied Forensic Anthropology which led her to excavate plague graves in Venice and WWI graves in Belgium, as well as medieval burials in Chester. She is now the Technical Curator of Barts Pathology Museum, restoring the 5000 anatomical specimens to their former glory and teasing stories from the dead in a different way. She is also researching our relationship with human remains and studying for an MA in Museum Cultures with a focus on Exhibiting the Body. Her book, Past Mortems, is due out March 2017 and is available for pre-order on Amazon.
Deliciously deathly cocktails will be available from The Waiting Room.