The trail of Jack the Ripper with Peter Dean
At the Dissenters Chapel on Saturday 28th October 2017 from 5:00 pm

Jack the Ripper is possibly the most written about unknown individual in history. Endless works of criminology - of varying degrees of plausibility - have been written on the subject of the Whitechapel Murders and over a hundred possible suspects for the Ripper have been identified, including an English Duke, a Russian secret policeman, Queen Victoria’s obstetrician and even Lewis Carroll. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle believed that the murderer was a woman and dubbed her “Jill the Ripper”. The world’s most famous serial killer has also featured in several hundred works of fiction, ranging from Victorian penny dreadfuls to Star Trek.

In his talk Peter Dean will be chucking in his twopennyworth and reassessing the grisly events of 1888 in London’s East End from a scientific and forensic viewpoint and attempting to distinguish the facts from the phantasmagoria.

Tickets £12 including a Hendrick's gin cocktail. Please click here to buy.

Dr Peter Dean is a former GP who now advises on medical issues and forensics on a range of television drama series including "Silent Witness”, "Waking the Dead”, "Whitechapel” and “Ripper Street".

Travel advice to the Dissenters' Chapel - During the day guests can walk through the cemetery to get to the chapel but at night the main cemetery gates on the Harrow Road will be closed and the only accessible entrance is on Ladbroke Grove. Previously the address for this entrance was 364 Ladbroke Grove but this number has now been updated to 391.

The two closest underground stations are Ladbroke Grove (Hammersmith & City or Circle Line) or Kensal Green (overground and Bakerloo Line). From Ladbroke Grove station there are several buses you can take to the Dissenters which include either the 28, 52 or 452. It's best to get off at the Sainbury's bus stop and then it's a short walk down Ladbroke Grove to the entrance to the Dissenters' Chapel.


The Dissenters' Chapel, Kensal Green Cemetery, London. Ticket includes tour of the catacombs.