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Fashion, Fury And Feminism; Women’s Fight For Change

When social historian Tessa Boase told the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds she wanted to write their early story, they refused to let her visit their archives.  To a former investigative journalist, this was a challenge she could not resist…

This lecture shines a light on the intriguing story of women’s love affair with plumage – and of the brave eco feminists who fought back on behalf of the birds.  Moving from a polite Victorian tea party to an egret hunt in a Florida swamp: from a suffragette ‘monster rally’ to a milliner’s dusty workshop, you’ll be taken back in time to a world where every woman, of every lass, wore a hat.


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