The Embalming Academy Ltd

The Embalming Academy Ltd

Funeral Profession Training Offering training to the Funeral Industry
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Huge congratulations to my student Paige who has passed her BIE examinations. Super proud of your achievements Paige


Congratulations to my former student Cindy Ripley on receiving her BIE certificate from the National President. Cindy you’ve worked super hard to achieve your goals

Photos from The Embalming Academy Ltd's post 23/09/2021

It’s not very often that one of my students gets their qualification certificate from president Bobby and Bobby Davro. Congratulations Dave on receiving your BIE certificate I’m super proud of all your achievements ♥️


Hanged on this day 28th January in 1829 - William Burke, murderer

The skeleton of William Burke resides in the Anatomical Museum. In 1828, Burke and his accomplice William Hare murdered 16 individuals in the old town of Edinburgh and sold the fresh corpses to Dr Robert Knox, a popular and charismatic extra-mural anatomy lecturer.

Burke’s trial took place on Christmas Eve 1828, but there was little hard evidence to convict the pair and so William Hare was offered his freedom if he testified against Burke. Burke faced three charges of murder but was convicted of one, that of Marjory Campbell (married name Mrs Mary Docherty).

On 28th January 1829 William Burke was hanged in the Lawnmarket on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh and the following day publicly dissected by Dr Alexander Monro, Professor of Anatomy in the Anatomy Theatre at Old College, University of Edinburgh.

You can read original newspaper cuttings on the trial of Burke and Hare from the National Library of Scotland,

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