One of the people who attended the Bloomsbury Summer School this year was a medical doctor who is learning to interpet skeletal remains, and she said that the exhibition was fascinating on a great many levels.
There have been many conversations in recently, most notably at Manchester Museum, about the public display of human remains. It is an emotive area, but my own view is that if it is done to inform and teach, and the remains are displayed in that light, then there is a very good argument for displaying them. The Manchester Museum consultation came out overwhelming in the favour of continuing to display their remains.
I've updated the heritage post with the notes from Southwark News, and if I find out more details from the exhibition when I visit next week I'll let you know.
It runs between July 23rd and 28th September 2008 at 183 Euston Road, NW1 2BE. Admission is free.