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Can a Saint Wear Makeup? Cosmetics and Dress in the Middle Ages

3:00pm-3:30pm on Saturday 23 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, Room GR 06/07 9 West Road, CB3 9DP

Do respectable women have to look a certain way? This talk explores the medieval roots of stereotypes about makeup and dress that still affect women today. Through stories about holy and ‘wicked’ women from early medieval Europe, Alexandra Zhirnova explains how the medieval church’s ideas about modesty and appearance became a lasting barrier for women’s access to power.

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Additional Information

Age: Adults, Young Adults 12 – 18
Format: Talk
Timing: In person
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: 80
Theme: Society, Health
Accessibility: Accessible toilet, Step-free access

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