"Monuments in the park" London Off The Beaten Path Tip by iandsmith

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This is a memorial to Henry Fawcett who started as a mathematician but went into political economy and politics, becoming Postmaster General, and the father of Philippa Fawcett (the first woman placed above the 'senior [male] wrangler').
Located in the Embankment Gardens, it's one of several interesting monuments to people that you probably haven't heard of but are familiar with what they were involved in.
For instance, in the second picture you see the statue to the man who was behind Sunday School, something a majority of my generation did, i.e., heading off to church on a Sunday morning for some religious instruction. For my part, I eventually asked too many probing questions and became disillusioned at the ripe old age of 12 but the man in picture two, Robert Raikes, undoubtedly had good motives in mind when he started the concept in 1780.

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  • Written Feb 5, 2006
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