The Enduring Relevance of Octavia Hill

Samuel Jones (ed.)
Demos Collections
Date Published
Octavia Hill died one hundred years ago, yet her legacy continues to go from strength to strength. A tireless social reformer and co-founder of the National Trust, her influence can be felt in the streets of Marylebone and Southwark in the housing she managed, just as on Hampstead Heath and in the Lake District it can be felt in the open spaces she protected. Her legacy is also clear in the ideas, concepts and disciplines that she espoused, which have proved as enduring as the organisations she founded.

This collection brings together a diverse range of contributors: experts on heritage sit alongside specialists in housing, and there are essays on patriotism, nature, aesthetics, volunteering, craft and more.
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