London-born Edith Maryon (1872–1924) sacrificed her own career to help Rudolf Steiner design and complete his 9m-high wooden sculpture of Christ and the adversaries.

She was invited by Steiner to be the seventh member of the restructured Anthroposophical Society’s Vorstand at Christmas 1923. On the centenary of her untimely death, Steve will look at Maryon’s early life, her membership of an hermetic ritual group, and her unique position vis-à-vis Steiner during the last decade of her life.

He will also outline her success at providing affordable housing for impecunious artists and eurythmists on the Dornach hill, which are still in use, inspiring a new social housing provider in Basel in 1990 to name their charity after her.

Sheffield Steiner Centre @ 78 Cherry Tree Road S11 9AD 

Thursday 2nd May 7.00pm

(donations on entry)