Capturing Jack the Ripper

Friday 3 September 2021
Talks running at: 14:00-15:00 or 18:00-19:00

Talk and museum entry: £15.00pp or £10.00pp if you already hold a year ticket for NESM.

Entry is one hour before the start of each talk to allow for the viewing of the museum itself and refreshments.

Join us as we step back in time to the dark and dangerous streets of 1888 Whitechapel and one of the most infamous crimes of all time; the Jack the Ripper murders. Get to know those that were working day and night to stop the most notorious serial killer in British history and learn all about the methods they used. From uniformed bobbies to the detectives at the top of the food chain, sit back and enjoy as author and historian Neil Bell takes you behind-the-scenes of one of the world's most famous criminal investigations.

Talk by Author Neil Bell

Neil R A Bell is one of the most respected students of the Ripper case. He has been published extensively in specialist journals such as Ripperologist and Casebook Examiner, as well as for the BBC. His books include ‘Capturing Jack the Ripper: In the Boots of a Bobby in Victorian London’ and ‘Howard Vincent's Police Code, 1889’.

Neil was the runner-up for the Jeremy Beadle Prize for the year's best articles featured in Ripperologist magazine in 2009 and 2010. He has also consulted on various Police TV and film productions such as the Channel Five documentary Jack the Ripper: The Definitive Story and provided information for the TV series Ripper Street.

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Other talks...

If you’re a fan of our new Daring Detectives & Dastardly Deeds exhibition why not look at our exciting programme of talks and book-signings. Come and listen to some of the field’s top authors and academics speak on exciting subjects from fantastic 19th century forensic science to Victorian crooks and criminals.

Each session is an hour-long and includes an engaging talk, a chance for questions and an opportunity to get your hands on signed books. Tickets include museum admission, the talk, tea, coffee and biscuits as well as a handy cotton tote bag.


£15.00pp or if you already hold a year ticket for NESM £10.00pp


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