Tuesday Mar 26, 2024

S1 Ep 2 Celia Richardson on Octavia Hill

Celia Richardson is the Director of Communications for the National Trust. For the past six years, she’s been responsible for the Trust’s brand and marketing, policy, advocacy and reputation. Previously, she’s worked for the Historic England, the Refugee Council and several mental health charities.


The blue plaque she chose is at 2 Garbutt Place, Marylebone, London W1U 4DS. It reads: Octavia Hill, 1838-1912, Housing Reformer, Co-founder of The National Trust began her work here. We spoke about Hill's friendship with John Ruskin, the impact her work continues to have on the lives of Londoners today and how the work of the National Trust has become more politicised.


The Blue Plaque Pod is a brand new podcast brought to you by Kassia St. Clair, author, cultural historian and commemorative plaque fancier. I would love to know what you think, whether you have a favourite plaque, or if there's someone you think would make a great guest. Get in touch at blueplaquepod.com.

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