The Barber Surgeon

See how specially trained medieval men and women would undertake anything from a haircut and shave to an amputation or arrow removal, in a world where germs were not known about. Subjects included are: shaving, amputations, the four humors, bleeding, herb lore, teeth and dentistry, men and women practitioners, lack of understanding of germs, treatment of wounds, arrow extraction and stitching, the role of physicians and dealing with common illnesses.

*We have made some small changes to keep the pupils, adults and the facilitators safe. But despite these changes, the facilitators will still be delivering an engaging and informative session for the pupils to support their learning back in the classroom.

Key Stage 1-5: History, English & SMSC
The teacher to pupil ratio is 1:10

Duration: 45 mins

Cost: £3 per pupil

National Curriculum Links:

Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally and lives of significant individuals

Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality – a local history study

Extending pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066

The development of church, state and society in medieval Britain 1066-1509: the Wars of the Roses

Pupils to listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers, ask relevant questions and justify answers, arguments and opinions

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