Ruskin Seminars Autumn 2017

The Ruskin Seminar – Autumn 2017

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.

Please check time and location for each Seminar  – these may change according to availability of rooms.

Thursday 12th October

Ruskin Library – Private View

‘On Home Ground’: Ruskin in England & Scotland

Introductory talk by Rebecca Patterson (Acting Curator) at 5pm, followed by Private View

[arranged by Ruskin Library]


Thursday 19th October

Professor Charlie Gere (Lancaster; LICA)

‘Looking down from Ingleborough: Ramblings and Scribblings with Ruskin and Derrida’

Ruskin Library 4pm-6pm


Thursday 26th October

Alan Davis (Lancaster, Ruskin Centre)

 ‘Ruskin and Blake Revisited’

Ruskin Library 4pm-6pm


Thursday 2nd November

Dr Amber Regis (Sheffield University)

‘Writing then, editing now: the Memoirs of John Addington Symonds’

Ruskin Library 4pm-6pm


Thursday 16th November

Mikimoto Memorial Ruskin Lecture 2017

Dr Nicholas Shrimpton (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford)

‘Ruskin and his Critics’

Faraday Lecture Theatre, Lancaster University, 6pm

Followed by a wine reception


Thursday 7TH December

Dale Townshend (Manchester Metropolitan University)

‘Gothic Architecture’ (tbc)

Ruskin Library 4pm-6pm

Elliott and Fry - Ruskin