talks & debates
talks & debates

Badass Feminists from History

Part of WOW – Women of the World

What can the traits of pioneering, trailblazing women teach us about how to change the world? What can we learn from the tenacity of war photographer Lee Miller and architect Zaha Hadid; the political creativity of Nina Simone; and the sunny aggression of Katharine Hepburn?

Kira Cochrane, The Guardian's Opinion editor, tells us the political life lessons she discovered while profiling 52 pioneers for her new book, Modern Women. Also hear from Sughra Ahmed, Yale World Fellow, global faith and cultural relations consultant who speaks about Noor Inayat Khan, the first female radio operator to be sent from Britain into occupied France to aid the French Resistance during WWII.

Chaired by Bee Rowlatt, writer and journalist.

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Royal Festival Hall
Weston Roof Pavilion, Level 6, Green Side


Included in Pass
£22, £50

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