Jeremy Bentham’s skeleton: In the South Cloisters of the main building of London’s University College stands a cabinet containing the clothed skeleton of philosopher and reformer Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832). (The head you see is actually Bentham’s wax-covered skull.) The cabinet used to contain Bentham’s entire mummified body, but his corpse didn’t cooperate and he decayed. By the way, Bentham, one of the inspirations for the founding of University College, specifically requested that his body be dissected after death and then preserved in this fashion.
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- Jeremy Bentham’s Head & Other Matters (twonerdyhistorygirls.blogspot.com)