Registration open: ‘Nobler imaginings and mightier struggles’: Octavia Hill and the remaking of British society

‘Nobler imaginings and mightier struggles’: Octavia Hill and the remaking of British society

A centenary conference organised by the National Trust and University of Oxford, Sutton House, London, 27 and 28 September 2012


Registration is now open for the Octavia Hill centenary conference. Speakers include Gillian Darley, Jane Garnett, Lawrence Goldman, Paul Readman, Astrid Swenson, Robert Whelan, and William Whyte.

Conference rate £50 (£40 unwaged/student)

For full details, a draft programme, and a registration form go to

Octavia Hill conference poster

On 27-28 September 2012 an interdisciplinary conference at Sutton House in London will mark the centenary of the death of Octavia Hill. Best known for her housing reform, Hill was also instrumental in founding such diverse present-day institutions as the National Trust, the Chartered Institute of Housing, the Army Cadet force, and Family Action (originally the Charity Organisation Society). In a political climate which once again emphasizes the kind of privately-financed social action that Hill applauded, and where the preservation of open space and the provision of homes are again contentious, a re-evaluation of her life and legacy seems particularly timely.

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