20 Nov
Lecture: Ruskin and the Idea of the Museum
Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum

1.00 – 1.45pm

Speaker: Tristram Hunt, Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum

The second in a series of four lunchtime lectures at the V&A. Admission free.

More details https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/O7BadzY5/lunchtime-lecture-ruskin-and-the-idea-of-museum

21 Nov
Celebration: An Evening with Ruskin
Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PW

Join us for the final celebration event in the Ruskin 200
programme at the Museum with a Victorian-inspired, scientific
soirée of activities.

Learn about John Ruskin’s connections to the Museum, from the
design of the building to the geology collections, as well as his
wide legacy today. Period dress welcome but not essential.

Tickets £5 (includes drink voucher for event bar)
Book your ticket: http://bit.ly/EveningWithRuskin

27 Nov
Lecture: “Infinite Variety”: John Ruskin and the Capitals of the Ducal Palace, Venice
Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum

1.00 – 1.45pm

Speaker: Sarah Quill

The third in a series of four lunchtime lectures at the V&A. Admission free

More details https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/P7q65PJO/lunchtime-lecture-ruskin-and-the-capitals

03 Dec
Concert: Ruskin and Music
Royal Overseas League, London

In his bicentenary year, the Sage of Coniston is being remembered for his roles as: social reformer, art critic, gifted artist and champion of Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites, but his interest in music is little known.

In this special event, we shine a light on this, quoting from Ruskin’s own writings and his contemporaries, and illustrating this with music, in the spirit of Michael Berkeley’s popular Radio 3 programme Private Passions.

The programme includes: a newly commissioned work by William Marshall setting Ruskin’s poetry to music, music by Ruskin, Bellini, Berkeley, Mozart, Oakeley, Ravenscroft, Beethoven, Corelli and Mendelssohn.

Michael Berkeley, presenter
Jennifer Witton, soprano
Kieran Rayner, baritone
Emily Sun, violin
Ashley Fripp, piano

General Admission £20
ROSL Members and Friends of ROSL ARTS £16
Students £5


04 Dec
Lecture: Masterpieces or Misdemeanours? John Ruskin’s much-loved and most-loathed works of art
Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum

1.00 – 1.45pm

Speaker: Julius Bryant, Keeper of Word & Image Department

The last in a series of four lunchtime lectures at the V&A. Admission free.

More details https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/ObXZoe27/lunchtime-lecture-ruskin-s-favourite-and-most-loathed-works-of-art


04 Dec
Panel Discussion: 'Views on Ruskin'
Arts Building 103, University of Birmingham

5 – 7pm

Join University of Birmingham 19C Centre staff to celebrate the centenary year of John Ruskin’s birth. A panel of short papers offer fresh views on Ruskin, followed by discussion.


04 Dec
Talk: “Patrons of Turner, Friends of Ruskin: Bicknell and Windus”
St Cuthberts's, Earls Court

Marcus Bicknell and Margaret Brett

05 Dec
Special Event: Print Room Open Doors, Ruskin200
Western Art Print Room, The Ashmolean, Oxford

2-2.30pm, 2.45-3.15pm, or 3.30pm- 4pm

Meet in Gallery 21

Come to the Western Art Print Room to explore the work of Victorian polymath, John Ruskin (1819-1900) as part of the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of his birth.

Free, booking essential: www.ashmolean.org/event/print-room-open-doors-ruskin-200

12 Dec – 14 Dec
Exhibition and Conference: 'John Ruskin: Nineteenth Century Visionary, Twenty-First Century Inspiration'
The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA

Jim Spates (Professor Emeritus, Hobart and William Smith Colleges) and Dr. Gabriel Meyer (Executive Director, Ruskin Art Club), Coordinators

Speakers include Clive Wilmer (Master of The Guild of St. George), Dr. Sara Atwood (The Guild of St. George and Portland Community College), Gabriel Meyer (President, Ruskin Art Club), Jim Spates (Professor Emeritus, Hobart and William Smith Colleges)


07 Feb – 08 Feb
Conference: 'John Ruskin: Prophet of the Anthropocene'
John J. Reilly Center, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
13 Feb
Ruskin Seminar: Suzanne Fagence Cooper: Storm Clouds and the Sea of Ice - Ruskin in the Alps
The Ruskin, Lancaster


Dr Suzanne Fagence Cooper (Research Curator, York Art Gallery) will examine the interconnections between Ruskin’s observations of changing Alpine skyscapes and landscapes over 40 years, with his own concerns about personal fragility and decline.


19 Mar
Ruskin Seminar: Fredrik Albritton Jonsson: Ruskin’s Post Carbon Society - Imagining the Future during the Victorian Coal Panic
The Ruskin, Lancaster


Dr Fredrik Albritton Jonsson (Associate Professor of British History, University of Chicago) explores fossil fuels, economic growth, and the relevance of Ruskin’s thinking for understanding the ecological concerns of the late nineteenth century as well as those of our own era.