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The Trial of Dr Knox

Innocent Bystander or Devious Opportunist?

At least sixteen innocent people are murdered. Their bodies lie on a cold marble slab, grotesquely mutilated to the profit of their killers.

Is this a crime, or is this scientific progress?

In 1829 William Burke was hanged for multiple murders, his accomplice William Hare released for testifying in court against Burke. One man, however, was never questioned over his involvement – Dr Robert Knox, the doctor who purchased the bodies of the victims from Burke and Hare.

At last, an opportunity for justice has arisen.

During the course of a sumptuous meal, let our esteemed lawyers of the time, John Dalhousie and George Combe place the facts before you, as they see them - you decide where the finger of blame should lie.

His fate… and the reputation of the entire scientific world… lies in your hands.

What will your judgement be?

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The Trial of Dr Knox