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The Hirsute History of Facial Hair

Can beards, moustaches and whiskers really tell us anything about history? Surely something so everyday, even quirky, can't have a history of its own?

Historian Dr Alun Whithey explores the often-surprising history of facial hair from 1600 to the present day, exploring the reasons men have chosen to wear beards or not, Tudor 'spade' beards, 60s Hippies, barber-surgeons and shelf-shaving (called auto-pogonotomy) - as well as the ever growing range of products that men have used to hsave or shape their faces.


Dr Alun Whithey | talks


Date and Time:

30 November 2016 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Florence Nightingale Museum
Gassiot House
2 Lambeth Palace Road
020 7620 0374

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To book please contact Stephanie Tyler on stephanie@florence-nightingale.co.uk

Additional Information:

Admission price inclused a glass of wine and a chance to view the museum, including the Age of the Beard exhibition.

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