Violet Butler to be honoured with blue plaque

Violet Butler portrait by Peter Wardle 1968

Violet Butler portrait by Peter Wardle, 1968

The Oxford Blue Plaque Society has recently agreed that Violet Butler should be honoured with a blue plaque in recognition of her as an outstanding member of the ' North Oxford milieu of progressive thinkers and social reformers'. Butler was a key figure in the development of Barnett House, which we now know as the Department of Social Policy and Intervention.

Associate Fellow Dr Elizabeth Peretz recently gave a seminar on Butler, and you can read a version of this presentation here. You may also like to listen to a podcast about her in the Women in Oxford's History series.