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Entrepreneur 'King of Shaves' to deliver UCS inaugural Open Lecture for 2015/16

5 Oct 2015 5:00PM

Founder of The King of Shaves company and UCS Honorary Fellow, Will King, will deliver the first Open Lecture of the new academic year at University Campus Suffolk.

Lowestoft-born Will started his company in his spare room. Its first product, a shaving oil sold at Harrods. He found that shavings a growth business and in 2014 King of Shaves celebrated its 21st anniversary, with more than six billion lives shaved world-wide as well as introducing the revolutionary superhydrophilic razor, Hyperglide which is made in the UK.

Under his leadership, King of Shaves has been the stand-out innovator in mens grooming products for over two decades, and hes renowned for Zagging when his competitors Zig.

Will Kings Open Lecture on Thursday 8 October is titled Shaving Lives, Millennial Mass- individuality and what Generation i # can expect.

He said "I look forward to talking about the importance Education, Entrepreneurship, and also Equipotency - the ability to succeed irrespective of social status, geographic boundaries.

Sam Bloom, Events and Conferencing Officer at UCS, said When Will King received his honorary fellowship last year he pledged his commitment to UCS and assisting our students, we are delighted he will be opening the new series of the Open Lectures.

The Open Lecture Series, formerly the Academic Lecture Series, are free and open to the public. The programme includes lectures from world-renowned speakers, showcasing academic excellence both inside and outside UCS.

In November, Dr Surinder Hundal will deliver a lecture on Ethical Business Behaviour- A Sikh Perspective and in December, Dr John Greenacre, visiting lecturer in the History department, will deliver a lecture entitle In Flanders Fields the tourist flow: the impact of battlefield tourism.

The full programme of the Open Lecture Series is available here