Elizabeth Baigent

University of Oxford

Elizabeth Baigent - University of Oxford

I research and write on the history of conservation and have recently co-edited the book, ‘Nobler imaginings and mightier struggles': Octavia Hill, Social Activism and the Remaking of British Society (2016). I am a contributor to the Trusted Source project.

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Castlerigg Stone Circle in frost at dawn

What was the open space movement?

From the later nineteenth-century, open space campaigners in England and Wales sought to preserve open space for recreation.

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Canon Rawnsley (centre) with Beatrix Potter and her family in 1887

Who was Hardwicke Drummond Rawnsley?

One of the founders of the National Trust, Hardwicke Rawnsley helped us acquire some of our first places for the nation. Discover which places he helped to save.

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