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Friday, 4 December 1987, 1:00PM
The Barbican

1888: Jack the Ripper

Professor John Pick

What were the rumours surrounding the grisly murders of 1888 and how do they compare to the rumours attached to later serial killers? 

This lecture is part of Professor Pick's series, Rumour, Disease and the Madness of Crowds. The other lectures in this series are:
    1665: The Great Pestilence of London
    1848: The Chartists' Revolution in London
    Money Mania: The South Sea Bubble
    Miracle Cures: Spas, Shrines and Spirits
    Gambling Fever: The Mirage of Sudden Riches

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Professor John Pick was Gresham Professor of Rhetoric in 1985 and 1987. He was the founding professor of Europe's first Department of Arts Policy and Management at City University, London. He is Emeritus Professor of Arts Policy and Management at City University and Emeritus Visiting Professor in Arts Management at South Bank University.

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