Twelve years before the suffragette movement began dominating headlines, a very different women’s campaign caught the public imagination. Its aim was simple: to save the birds from the cruel fashion for feathered hats. This is the extraordinary story of the RSPB’s birth – the subject of Tessa Boase’s gripping new social history, Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather. With meticulous research, Tessa has unearthed rare images, a cast of invisible characters – and a surprising political secret. Individual tickets £4.50 . You can buy a season ticket for all six Wigmore Lectures at Wigmore Library for £22.
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