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Crowdsourced Transcription Project Discovers (Bad) Cookery Recipes By 18th Century Philosopher

By Bulent Yusuf on at

Take a walk through University College London, and you may stumble across a wooden display cabinet containing a human skeleton with a wax head wearing period dress. These are the remains of Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), Enlightenment philosopher and spiritual founder of UCL. And thanks to an online crowdsourcing initiative called Transcribe Bentham, his work has taken on a new lease of life.