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.