To mark International Women's Day, Bankside Open Spaces Trust presents a free lunchtime talk by broadcaster and author Gillian Darley, who will speak about Octavia Hill, social reformer and founder of the National Trust.
The talk will last half an hour and will be followed by a tour of Octavia Hill's Red Cross Garden.
Tickets are free but donations are welcome on the door all proceeds go to the work of Bankside Open Spaces Trust.
Octavia Hill was a social reformer and one of the founders of The National Trust. She built Red Cross Garden and the neighbouring cottages in 1886. It was her flagship project. Here she demonstrated the importance of improving housing for the poor, of contact with nature for residents, and the need for meaningful occupation for poor workers. Her work here formed the roots of a century and a half of development in social housing, occupational therapy, the Sea cadets, community gardening, and access to nature.