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Women of Newgate Prison

Described as a “den of beasts”, Newgate’s women were often victims of circumstance who went on to make new lives after being transported to the colonies.

Bentham’s all-seeing auto-icon

Bentham’s skeletal “auto-icon” watches students in UCL’s hallways. In life Bentham believed that surveillance could make us behave better. His dream of a Panopticon penitentiary was never realised. Instead he became the first man to campaign against transportation to Australia.

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The Old Jewry

The Old Jewry was the centre of Jewish life in medieval London. Almost all trace of the Great Synagogue and the buildings here was lost after the Edict of Expulsion in 1290.

Margaret Martel

The story of Margaret Martel who was executed in Suffolk Street in 1697.