Ruskin To-Day is an informal organisation that exists to celebrate the life and ideas of the artist, critic and social reformer John Ruskin (1819-1900). It brings together the activities of the many different societies, academic institutions and individuals who share an interest in Ruskin and in the many different aspects of his work. This website serves as a noticeboard to draw attention to the many Ruskinian events that place across the world.

2022 Ruskin To-Day Brantwood Lecture

For those of you who were unable to attend Professor Dinah Birch’s powerful 2022 Ruskin To-Day Brantwood Lecture at the National Gallery on 21st October, a video recording of the lecture “Ruskin and Higher Education: Learning to Think” is free to view below.

“It is more and more clear how important the work of arts, of culture, of the humanities, is in promoting social welfare, public health of many kinds, community cohesion, that it is something that really matters in the life of the nation.” Professor Dinah Birch, 21 October 2022.

The Stones of Venice

Selected, introduced and read by Robert Hewison.

A reading in twenty episodes, sponsored by Sovereign Films, with special thanks to Donald Rosenfeld and Andreas Roald.

Listen here