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Alun Withey

Alun Withey

Dr Alun Withey, F.R.Hist.S is a Wellcome Research Fellow at the Centre for Medical History, University of Exeter. He is just embarking on a major study titled 'Do Beards Matter?: Facial hair, health and hygiene in Britain, c. 1700-1918', funded by a postdoctoral fellowship from the Wellcome Trust. Read more on his blog or find him on twitter: @DrAlun

  • A month of pogonography on the blog


    To mark Movember, we invited “pogonographer-in-chief” Alun Withey to commission a month of posts celebrating the history and culture of facial hair. Should prove to be a hairy ride! 2015 has been another year in which the beard has stubbornly… Continue reading