Erection date: /7/2012
Octavia Hill, born 1838.
The founder of modern social work through her tireless work to alliviate poverty from the age of 14, Octavia pioneered affordable housing, campaigned for open space, and co-founded the National Trust.
Artist: Joy Sturgess
By: Southbank Mosaics
Arts Council of England
Site: Morley mosaics - King Edward Walk (10 memorials)
SE1, King Edward Walk, Morley College
These 10 portrait mosaics are the result of a project by Morley College to celebrate the achievements of significant women who have lived or worked in the Waterloo area. Left to right: Thrale, Seacole, Mallett, Hill, McCall, Szabo, Mellor, Kelly, Rabatts, Bell. There is a small label under each mosaic which we have transcribed. Many of these portraits seem to have been installed at a slight tilt; for our photos we have set the worst offenders upright.
See also another 4 portrait mosaics on the Westminster Bridge Road side of the college.