The Barbers’ Company currently has over 350 members, both male and female, who are drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds, although the medical profession predominates with surgeons being to the fore. Whilst the tradition of binding Apprentices is increasingly rare, Freemen continue to be admitted and Liverymen are still clothed at Court meetings, swearing an oath of allegiance to the Crown, to the civic authorities and to the Master and Wardens of the Company. Members continue to exercise their privileges in the governance of the City of London Corporation which has responsibility for maintaining the standing and well-being of the financial centre of the whole nation.
The fraternal aspects of Company life remain focused on activities at Barber Surgeons’ Hall where Livery Dinners and similar events, many designed specifically for younger members, allow the Company to meet one another and to entertain guests.
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