Tag Archives: Female Philanthropists

Eglantyne Jebb, 1876-1928, Founder of Save the Children and champion of children’s rights

By her biographer, Clare Mulley Eglantyne Jebb, an unlikely children’s champion? ‘To succeed in life, you must give life’ Eglantyne Jebb once wrote. But she herself did not give life in the traditional way expected of a well-to-do Edwardian lady

Octavia Hill (1838 – 1912)

Housing reformer, social reformer, philanthropist and co-founder of the National Trust. By Claire Jones In her time Octavia Hill was an influential and well-known figure, now she is regarded as an important pioneer of female activism in the public sphere.