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 Autumn Term 2016

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

October 13           Birds and Beasts of Venice

Sarah Quill (Independent scholar)

5pm-6.00pm, Bowland North, Seminar Room 6

Followed by Private View of Ruskin Library exhibition, Gilded Shadows: the stones of Ruskin’s Venice


October 27           New light on Ruskin in Sens and Avallon

Cynthia Gamble (Exeter University)

Ruskin Library, 4pm-6pm


November 17      Mikimoto Memorial Ruskin Lecture 2016

Ruskin: architecture and language

William Whyte (Oxford University)

Time: 6.15 pm

Location: Management School, Lecture Theatre 1, followed by a wine reception in The Hub


December 1         A Librarian in Venice: Searching for Ruskin

Anne Marie Lane (University of Wyoming, Laramie)

Ruskin Library, 4pm-6pm

Elliott and Fry - Ruskin