prison reform

Elizabeth Fry

ELIZABETH FRY Known now as the woman who’s removal from banknotes sparked a furore but who was Elizabeth Fry? Elizabeth Fry was an English social reformer and Christian philanthropist who became known as the “angel of prisons” as she was the driving force behind legislation to [...]

Octavia Hill

OCTAVIA HILL In these times of food banks, recession and poverty, and with concerns about how to address our changing, even broken, society,  it is fitting to consider the life of social reformer, Octavia Hill. Octavia Hill, who was born in 1838, dedicated her life to the welfare of those who [...]