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The leading authority on Jack the Ripper will share his expertise on the horrific case in a new radio show from University of Northampton Humanities scholars.

Jack the Ripper and the Abuse of History is the first episode of Oh! The Humanities show, airing on NLive Radio on Wednesday, March 9.

The monthly programme, which will also be available as a podcast after the broadcast, will cover English and history topics with Northampton academic staff, studio guests and students.

The host of the first episode, Drew Gray, head of Culture at the university, will be joined by two experts: Paul Begg who is the main authority on the Ripper case and Adam Wood of Mango Books who is the current editor in editor of Ripperologist Magazine.

The show will look at the 1888 Whitechapel Murder case and what we think we know, as well as the phenomenon of Ripperology and why it has drawn so much criticism recently.

The University of Northampton will host a conference called Jack the Ripper: New Conversations in August, and this episode will explore why this is necessary.

Oh! The Humanities airs from 9-11 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month on NLive Radio. Listen online at, via the station’s dedicated smartphone app, via the ‘Launch N Live Radio’ smart speaker or on 106.9fm in Northampton.

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