May and June lectures

We have been working hard at TASW but unfortunately we missed our update for May, so this message is for May and June.e

On 12th May we welcomed Carole Pettipher for her lecture “The Ups and Downs of the Impressionists along the Seine”. Unfortunately, we had to curtail the lecture as, sadly, one of our members became unwell and an ambulance was called. Fortunately, it was not required in the end and the gentleman concerned recovered sufficiently to make his way to A&E and, after some time, was allowed home.

Carole Petipher has kindly offered to repeat her May lecture on Zoom for us shortly, and we are exploring dates and times with her. A very generous suggestion. We will let you know as soon as this has been confirmed.

We would also like to apologise for the continuing sound problems, hopefully to be resolved before next month’s lecture.

We look forward to welcoming you to our 9th June lecture “Fashion, Fury and Feminism : Women’s Fight for Change” when our lecturer will be Tessa Boase. When Tessa 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 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 class wore a hat.

Arrangements are now well in hand and tickets (£50 each) are on sale for the Visit to Highclere Castle on 13 July (contact: Val Woolford – 01932 252007 or val.woolford).

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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