I think your purse will be fine. I have a small backpack purse that I took into the Academia in 2017 and 2018. When I am in a crowded area like the Academia, I wear it over my one shoulder and tuck it under my arm rather than across my back for security.Does that include purses? I carry a very small nylon handbag with a long strap that goes across my chest.
Search using the search button in the upper right. Search all forums or current forum by keyword or member. Advanced search gives you more options.
Filter forum threads using the filter pulldown above the threads. Filter by prefix, member, date. Or click on a thread title prefix to see all threads with that prefix.