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Bentham gets his wish

Jeremy Bentham always wanted to go to America and now his wish has come true.

Although he died in 1832, this founder of utilitarianism had his corpse stuffed, dressed in his original garb and put on display in at the South Cloister at University College London. Where he can still be seen.

Now he’s in New York, as part of an exhibition.

An avid ailurophile, his own pet cat was named ‘The Reverend John Langholme’.

When the doctor told Bentham he was going to die, he said: “Then minimise pain.”

Picture source: Kevan