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Routine vs exceptional cosmetic procedures: a helpful distinction?

In this blog, Katharine Wright (Nuffield Council on Bioethics) reflects on the final Beauty Demands workshop, ‘Routine Maintenance and Exceptional Procedures’ and asks if it is possible to draw a…

A Year in Beauty Demands

At this time of year, magazines urge us to dress in “perfect party dresses to hit the dance floor in” (Marie Claire), and to buy “Christmas makeup sets ALL beauty…

Reflections on the 3rd Beauty Demands Workshop: ‘What Does Beauty Have to do with Politics?’

In this post, Doctoral Researcher Alice el-Wakil (University of Zurich / Centre for Democracy Studies Aarau (ZDA)) shares her reflections on the 3rd Beauty Demands Workshop and considers the question,…

Body Image: Understanding Body Dissatisfaction in Men, Women and Children (4th Edition)

Interest in body image has increased in the last few years, and high-profile initiatives aiming to promote positive body image, such as the Dove® Be Real Campaign, have highlighted some…

Mapping Cosmetic Surgery Tourism – Ruth Holliday

At our most recent workshop, Professor Ruth Holliday (University of Leeds) discussed her work on the project ‘Sun, Sea, Sand & Silicone’. In this video, Ruth and her colleague Dr David…

Launch of the Beauty Demands Briefing Paper

The beauty demands briefing paper launches TODAY 9th of June 2016. For a hard-copy please email Ruth Wareham or download a copy here. The briefing paper will be launched at the Nuffield Council…

Are cosmetic procedures routine, or extreme? Nuffield Council Launches Online Survey on Cosmetic Procedures

Our partners, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, have launched an online survey which links directly to the work of the Beauty Demands project and the topic of our 4th workshop.…

Virtue of the Mind and Virtues of the Body – Adina Covaci

In the first of two posts, Doctoral Researcher Adina Covaci (University of Leeds) discusses a perceived asymmetry between the cultivation of virtue as it pertains to the mind and what…

Happy Beauty Christmas

We hope you are all enjoying the countdown to the holiday season. If the magazines are to be believed, this means sparkles and metallic when it comes to clothes, make-up,…