The Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art at the House of Commons is hosting a public lecture to mark a newly acquired portrait of Margot Asquith by Philip de Laszlo. The lecture is on ‘Margot Asquith and the role of the political hostess’ by Krista Cowman, Professor of History, University of Lincoln. I’m very much looking forward to it; being a political hostess was a very important way for some women to influence Parliament in the days before the vote and women MPs.
The lecture also celebrates International Women’s Day this year. It’s a couple of days early (as Friday isn’t a great day to hold events in Parliament) on Wednesday 6 March 2013, 18:00 – 19:30 in the Attlee Suite at Portcullis House. It’s free to attend, but you need to book in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org