Bust

Morley mosaics - KEW - Octavia Hill

Erection date: /7/2012

Inscription

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.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Morley mosaics - KEW - Octavia Hill

Subjects commemorated i

Octavia Hill

Housing reformer and co-founder of The National Trust.  Born at Wisbech, Camb...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Morley mosaics - KEW - Octavia Hill

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Arts Council of England / Great Britain

1940 the Committee for Encouragement of Music and the Arts (CEMA) was set up ...

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Southbank Mosaics / London School of Mosaic

Southbank Mosaics actively promotes equal opportunities and cross-cultural, i...

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Joy Sturgess

Mosaic artist active in 2012.

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Morley mosaics - KEW - Octavia Hill

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Morley Mosaics - KEW - Annie McCall

Morley Mosaics - KEW - Annie McCall

Dr Annie McCall, born 1859. Annie founded the Clapham Maternity Hospital and ...

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Morley mosaics - KEW - Heather Rabbatts

Morley mosaics - KEW - Heather Rabbatts

Heather Rabbatts, born 1955. Heather was a Jamaican born British lawyer, busi...

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Morley mosaics - KEW - Hester Thrale

Morley mosaics - KEW - Hester Thrale

Hester Thrale, born 1741. Hester was a colourful member of London society, no...

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Morley mosaics - KEW - Jude Kelly

Morley mosaics - KEW - Jude Kelly

Jude Kelly, born 1954. Jude is a theatre director and producer with over 100 ...

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Morley mosaics - KEW - Margaret Mellor

Morley mosaics - KEW - Margaret Mellor

Margaret Mellor, born 1933. As a Waterloo resident Margaret has worked for th...

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