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Million for a morgue
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No jokes... and a serious concept.

THE MILLION FOR A MORGUE CAMPAIGN IS A UNIQUE FUNDRAISING PROJECT SET UP BY THE UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE TO HELP RAISE FUNDS TO BUILD THE MORGUE WITHIN THE NEW THIEL CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE.

The idea to involve the crime writers was borne out of the friendship between Professor Sue Black, the Director of the CAHID at the University of Dundee, and crime fiction writer Val McDermid. Professor Black has often assisted Val with the forensic details required for her crime stories and they have appeared at book festival events together discussing the thought process behind crime fiction.


By donating to the campaign, you can also vote in a poll we will soon be launching to find your favourite writer from our list of crime authors

http://www.millionforamorgue.com/

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HOW IT WORKS

  • Every ?1 donated is equal to one vote for your selected author.
  • Please select the author you wish to vote for and make your donation via the University of Dundee website.
  • The author you vote for will receive those votes. For example, if you want to vote for Lee Childs, click on the link on his page. If you donate ?20, then 20 votes will go towards Lee.
  • You can make as many donations as you want if you wish to spread out your votes. Just click on the link corresponding to the author you wish to vote for.
  • The votes will be checked on a weekly basis and the site updated with the author votes.
  • The competition will close once the ?1M target is reached and the author with the most votes will be declared the winner.
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#2
Does it say anywhere what the morgue is for and why it is needed in a centre of excellence...or am I being my usually dim self? (I'm a lightSHADE not a lightBULB rememberWink...)

Or is this part of the great archaeological archive issue???
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Merlot in one hand, Cigar in the other; body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming "WOO HOO, what a ride!
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#3
:p

plink... (sound of a lightbulb popping)

http://www.millionforamorgue.com/new-for...excellence
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#4
This thread caused me to look up references for the Thiel soft embalming technique.... very interesting. Basically salt preservation of body tissue using only small quantities of formaldehyde... ..Does this technique have any archaeological parallels that anyone knows of? I am thinking that there might be some salt mine somewhere (maybe Austria where Thiel's technique was developed) where well preserved archaeological remains have been discovered....
With peace and consolation hath dismist, And calm of mind all passion spent...
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