04 Oct
Lancaster University 2022 Mikimoto Memorial Lecture
The Royal Society, London


Joan Winterkorn “Valuing John Ruskin”

Preceded by a reception at 6.15 and private view of “John Ruskin in the Age of Science” curated by Sandra Kemp, The Ruskin, Lancaster University and Keith Moore, the Royal Society

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21 Oct
2022 Ruskin To-Day Brantwood Lecture: “Ruskin and Higher Education: Learning to Think”
National Gallery, London


Professor Dinah Birch

Ruskin’s relations with universities extended throughout his adult life, and they were often turbulent.  Speaking as a Professor in 1872, he told his Oxford students that a university should be a place ‘where those who wish to be able to think, come to learn to think: not to think of mathematics only, nor of morals, nor of surgery, nor chemistry, but of everything, rightly.’ That’s not how universities are seen today.  Though much has changed since Ruskin’s time as student and then teacher, his challenging views can prompt serious reflection about what goes on in universities, how they are governed and managed, what their future might be, and what it should be.

The lecture will be preceded by a free reception, from 6.00pm

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Tickets are also for sale via the National Gallery website: nationalgallery.org.uk

In association with Sovereign Films


11 Feb
Ruskin Society of London Annual General Meeting and Ruskin Birthday Lecture
The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT

Sparks blown into flame’: Revisiting Ruskin’s Sheffield Museum

A lecture from Dr Stuart Eagles

11 Feb
The Ruskin Society's Birthday Lecture and Annual General Meeting
The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT.


The Ruskin Society are delighted to report that our speaker for this occasion will be Dr Stuart Eagles, former Society Secretary, and author of a wonderful book, After Ruskin (https://global.oup.com/academic/product/after-ruskin-9780199602414?cc=us&lang=en&) and numerous other publications.

Stuart will be addressing us on the subject of St George’s Museum, the museum for artisans that Ruskin established in the Sheffield suburb of Walkley. His title is ‘”Sparks blown into flame”: Revisiting Ruskin’s Sheffield Museum’.

28 Apr
Ruskin Society of London Talk: “Ruskin and Film”
The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT

Professor Jeffrey Richards and Sir Christopher Frayling discuss recent portrayals of Ruskin on film,
supported by selected clips.

28 Apr
The Ruskin Society presents: 'Ruskin and Film'
The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT.


Ruskin Society President, Professor Jeffrey Richards will be joined for this occasion by Professor Sir Christopher Frayling, for a discussion of recent portrayals of Ruskin on film and television.