Episode 1 with Dr Alun Withey

The first episode of Writing Beards features historian and BBC New Generation Thinker Dr. Alun Withey. Alun talks about his journey to becoming arguably the most widely recognised and respected beards expert in the UK today. Alun has appeared in a wide variety of TV and radio programmes to talk about his beards research, including BBC and ITV television, Channel 4, Sky News, as well as presenting his own beards documentaries. Alun has just published Concerning Beards Facial Hair, Health and Practice in England 1650-1900 (Bloomsbury 2021), a major study that leads beard research in the UK.

Alun can be found on Twitter @DrAlun. Alun’s blog can be found at https://dralun.wordpress.com

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