Octavia Hill was the 9th of eleven children in a family of no rank. With no formal education but an incessant desire to help the poorest in London she became one of the most influential women of the Victorian era. Today she is chiefly remembered as the co-founder of the National Trust.
In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the National Trust, we invite you into the Victorian living room of Thomas and Jane Carlyle to hear the historian Gillian Darley discuss the life of Octavia Hill. Darley will concentrate on the way in which Hill’s personal experiences of London poverty as a young woman would inform her work as a housing reformer, social campaigner and conservationist.
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Reserve tickets at this website2020-09-10 19:00 2020-09-10 19:00 Europe/London Octavia Hill Come into the Victorian living room of Thomas and Jane Carlyle to hear the historian Gillian Darley discuss the life of Octavia Hill. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/09/10/octavia-hill-231477 Carlyle's House,24 Cheyne Row, Chelsea, London, Chelsea, London