London Month of the Dead - Present, Present and Future, October 2019, A series on death curated by Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation supporting Brompton and Kensal Green cemeteries
The Scientists and Inventors of Brompton Cemetery
A Guided Cemtery Tour with Laurence Scales
Sunday 23rd October 2022 at 11:00 am

From 1840, when the first grave was dug, the grim reaper has endowed Brompton Cemetery, London's strangest Royal Park, with a rich harvest of scientists and inventors who have changed our world from the discovery of a new element to the technology of everyday life. Our sepulchral sightseeing will include visits to the father of the drone and to a Victorian lady astronomer, while also affording distant but exotic views of scientific expeditions in 19th century India and China.

Tickets £12 including a 20% donation to Brompton Cemetery. Please click here to purchase.

Laurence Scales For the last 12 years Laurence has been offering walking tours and talks focused on London's unparalleled history of discovery, invention and medicine. He is an archives volunteer at the Royal Institution and Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts Manufactures and Commerce and has contributed many articles to including a history of London trivia. He has twice set the British Library's Talk Science Christmas Quiz.

Image credit - Le squelette de Mirabeau sortant de l'armoire de fer. Caricature from 1792. Public domain courtesy of Wikimedia Images.