Jeremy Bentham auto-icon

Jeremy Bentham was a philosopher and jurist whose doctrine of Utilitarianism has inspired many great thinkers. When he died in 1832 he left his body to be publicly dissected by his friend, Dr Thomas Southwood Smith, and asked that it be preserved as an ‘auto-icon’.

Jeremy the auto-icon came to the College in 1850, he has been cared for by UCL ever since.

Jeremy Bentham auto-icon

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