Rejuvenate: Anti-Ageing in the 20th Century
From Hayley Cotterill on June 9th, 2016
Ageing is a process which affects us all. Throughout human history we have tried to slow down and even reverse the effects of ageing. Dr James Stark (Research Fellow, Leeds Humanities Research Institute) explores how and why a wide range of anti-ageing technologies and products gained popularity in the 20th century, how our understanding of ageing and youth has changed, and reflect on what it means to age.
This talk was recorded on 12 April 2016 as part of the 'Inspiring Beauty' exhibition programme from Manuscripts & Special Collections.