Engels' Beard



The day has finally arrived for the unveiling of Engels Beard at Salford University. The artwork has been built close to The Crescent Pub where the German radical drank with Karl Marx during the 19th century.

As a tribute, education bosses have paid for a five metre tall sculpture of the social philosopher to adorn the University of Salford’s futuristic £55m New Adelphi creative arts building.

The innovative sculpture shows the social scientist’s head and distinctive large bushy beard – also allowing people to climb to a viewing tower.