Ruskin To-Day is an informal network devoted to promoting wider knowledge and understanding of the ideas of the great Victorian writer, reformer and artist, John Ruskin (1819–1900).
2019 will see the bicentenary of Ruskin’s birth on 8th February, 1819. This site has been set up to provide as much information as possible about Ruskin-related events that are taking place between now and the close of 2019.
There are also links to the many organisations that make up the Ruskin community.
Ruskin To-Day congratulates Dr James Dearden, founder of the Ruskin Association and editor of the Ruskin Newsletter 1969-2000, former Master of the Guild of St George, on his appointment as MBE for services to Culture.
Courtesy: Ruskin Foundation (Ruskin Library, Lancaster University)
Meersbrook Park, Sheffield, UK
Doheny Library, University of Southern California, University of Southern California, Huntington Library Institute for the History of California and the West
Speakers: Professor David St. John (Department of English, University of Southern California); Dr. Sara Atwood (The Guild of St. George and Portland Community College).
Film: “Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry”
Yale Centre for British Art, Lecture Hall, 1080 Chapel Street, New Haven
V and A Director Tristram Hunt speaks on John Ruskin, offering a unique perspective on Ruskin’s writings about art and museums in Ruskin’s time as well as our own.
Oxford Museum of Natural History
Lecture Given by John Holmes, Professor of English, Birmingham University
The Birmingham and Midland Institute
The Day School will begin at 9.30am with coffee and a Danish before two morning lectures. We will have a break at approximately 11.30am followed by a lecture before lunch. Lunch will be served at approximately 12.30pm. In the afternoon we shall enjoy two further lectures before finishing with tea and biscuits at 3.30pm.
Dr Cynthia Gamble (Former Chair of the Ruskin Society and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter) – ‘How Ruskin Changed Proust’s Life: From Dilettante to Writer’
Joe Holyoak (Architect and urban designer, architectural columnist for the Birmingham Post) – ‘Ruskin and J. H. Chamberlain’
Dr Tom Jones (Lecturer and art teacher) – ‘Drawing as Seeing: Ruskin Today’
Ellen McAdam (Director of Birmingham Museums Trust) – ‘Ruskin and Burne-Jones’
Professor Stephen Wildman (Lancaster University) – ‘Untold Pleasures: The Ruskins’ Turner Collection’
More information and tickets can be found here
Day School at The Birmingham & Midland Institute
9.30am until 3.30pm
For further details see https://bmi.org.uk/product/saturday-17-november-ruskin-great-victorian-day-school/