2011 sees the 150th anniversary of the death of Mr Henry Gray, author of the famous textbook Gray’s Anatomy, who is buried in Highgate Cemetery. The world-wide renown of Gray’s Anatomy developed swiftly after its first appearance in 1858, and it has remained an international phenomenon ever since. Sadly, Gray only lived to enjoy three years of fame.
Dr Richardson, an eloquent and witty speaker, will explain the gestation, creation and publication of the first edition and tell a story of human relationships, body procurement, manual dexterity and fierce ambition.
Dr Richardson is a medical historian, broadcaster and author of several books including The Making of Mr Gray’s Anatomy.
The Talk is on Thursday June 9th at 7.30 pm (doors open at 7pm). Booking is in advance by email on firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also phone on 07521 520 599. Tickets are £7 or £5 for students.