Ruskin Seminars

The Ruskin Seminar

The Ruskin Seminar meets throughout the year and is open to all those with an interest in the work of John Ruskin and his circle, and the nineteenth century in general.  The group consists of staff and postgraduates from departments across the university and members of the public.  Each term there are several visiting speakers and reading groups. Visits to the Ruskin Library exhibitions (on campus) and visits to Brantwood (Ruskin’s former home in the Lake District) are often included in the programme.

Programme for the Summer Term 2017

Please check time and location for each Seminar – reminders will be emailed a few days before the event.

April 27     Private View

‘Coming of Age’: Ruskins Drawings from the 1840-41 Tour

Ruskin Library, 5pm-7pm

5pm  Talk by Stephen Wildman

6pm  Refreshments and Private View


May 4        Robert Hewison

A new road on which the road should travel: Ruskins The Nature of Gothic

Fylde Lecture Theatre 1, Lancaster University

4pm – 6pm


May 11      David Ingram (Lancaster Environment Centre and Edinburgh University) & Rachel Roberts (Lakeland Arts)

Inspired by Ruskin: Annie Garnett’s Spinnery, Textiles and Garden 

Furness Lecture Theatre 3, Lancaster University

4pm – 6pm


May 25      Michael Wheeler

Ruskin, Athena and the Athenaeum

Frankland Colloquium Room, Lancaster University



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