Other

Thursday 5 June 2014

Remembering Eglantyne Jebb

In 1919, Eglantyne Jebb founded Save the Children, responding with humanitarian zeal to the devastating famine in postwar Europe. From her idyllic Shropshire childhood, Eglantyne went on to Oxford University, suffrage rallies, spiritualism, the Balkans, arrest in Trafalgar Square, saving starving children and pioneering universal children’s rights. Eglantyne Jebb is one of the most influential women of the 20th century and yet one of the least known.