Several months back my friend Els asked me to come up with a talk for her “Death Jam”, an evening of death themed talks, chit chat, tea and cake. I did this Cannibalism talk first at New Unity and then for my department where I recorded the video below. I cover a lot of topics including filial cannibalism, sexual cannibalism, cannibalism in Neanderthals and Hominids, gastronomic cannibalism, survival cannibalism, allegations of cannibalism used to malign groups of people (including the blood libel) and eating babies (e.g. “A Modest Proposal“). Please excuse the copious ums and ers!