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The Master visited the London Air Ambulance service on Thursday 13 March at its helipad at The Royal London Hospital.


air ambulance


Representatives from Kings’ Extended Medical Degree Programm (EMDP) – which the Barbers’ Company continues to support as part of its Anniversary Appeal – took part in a Livery Schools Link Showcase event at Apothecaries Hall on 18 March, when local school children were able to see representatives of many of the professions and crafts associated with livery companies in action.  The Company’s entry was coordinated by Liveryman Simon O’Leary who is seen here with (from left to right) Aasmita Gutam, Titilope Oladosu, Laura Ingham,  Simon O’Leary, Kristo Lauriaga and Aqil Jaigirdar

Laura Ingham is the Outreach Worker for Outreach for Medicine.  Her salary is largely supported from the 700th Anniversary Appeal and The Peter Moores Foundation.



The Master, guests and recipients of awards at the Awards Luncheon, 19th March 2014 recipient 
Guests The Master

The Master and Court with newly admitted Freemen, 4th March 2014
New Fremen


Members of the Company were privileged to be able to visit our affiliated RAF unit, No 1 (F) Sqn, at RAF Leuchars on 27 February.  The visit included an opportunity to see the Typhoon aircraft, as flown by the unit, in action, to crawl all over one of the aircraft,  and to “fly” in the simulator – sadly there were quite a lot of crashes.  However, as the photos show, there were no injuries and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the trip.  

tornado spectators
spectators Master
The Company carol service in St Giles and the Christmas party were held on 17th December.   Carol service
guests   Entertainer
The master   Twelve days of Christmas

34th Sir Lionel Denny Lecture

The lecture was held in St Giles’ Cripplegate on Tuesday 25 February and was given by Baroness O’Neill on the subject of “Intelligent Accountability in Business and in the Professions”.  This was followed by a reception and buffet supper at Barber-Surgeons’ Hall.

Lecture text

master  Lecturer 
high table

On the 5th September
The Rt Hon the Lord Ribeiro CBE FRCS was elected Master for the forthcoming year.
The Master and Wardens
TYhe Mistress Barber recieves her badge The Master and Mistress Barber
The Badge The Master and Mistress Barber at dinner


Liverymen Tom Lee and John Deverill braved the elements on Sunday 13 October, to join hundreds of other bikers taking part in motor cycle ride around the City in aid of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.  To quote:  “To say it was wet would be an understatement, although it was great to be part of an event with several hundred bikers, escorted by the City police who allowed us to make normally illegal turns and to run lots of red lights!”. 




On Saturday 9 November the Barbers' Cutter joined other vessels to form a flotilla that escorted the new Lord Mayor, Alderman Fiona Woolf, as she made her formal entry into the City, onboard QRB Gloriana, on the River Thames, prior to the procession that makes up the Lord Mayor's Show.  It was yet another cold and windy occasion for the cutter crew (who must be getting used to it by now!) but it was a new experience for the Master and Mistress Barber who joined the cutter for the row from Westminster to HMS President, passing under Tower Bridge which opened in honour of the new Lord Mayor.

Lord Mayor's Show Cutter crew



The Company has close links with the Royal College of Surgeons of England.  Indeed until the two organisations split, in the Eighteenth Century, the two were united.  Hence the Company's Hall is Barber-Surgeons' Hall.  Our site contains information about the Company, past and present, its Master, Wardens, Court of Assistants and Officers, and its programme.  It covers our hall and its treasures, and links to other sites.  Although this is the official site of the Company, not all the information will have been cleared by the Company though much has been derived from its official publications. 

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