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Ruskin and the Idea of Influence

Date: 13 May 2006 Time: 10.00 am

Venue: Adelphi House, The Crescent, University of Salford>

Host: Brian Maidment, the Communication, Cultural and Media Studies Research Centre, University of SalfordOpening Plenary: Keith Hanley on "A Common Treasury": Ruskin and the Value of Art

Speakers: John Batchelor, Dinah Birch, Debbie Challis, Malcolm Hardman, Stephen Wildman.

Organised to encourage a collegial sharing of ideas, the day will culminate in Ruskin, Access and Influence - A Discussion and should appeal to anyone with an interest in considering Ruskin or Victorian culture from a variety of perspectives: historical, cultural, social, literary, or arts management. All are welcome, and we particularly encourage students and junior academics to take part in the day's discussions.

This is the first of three, linked, annual, one-day symposia stemming from the collaborative AHRC-funded project on John Ruskin, Cultural Travel and Popular Access, involving Professors Keith Hanley (Lancaster), Brian Maidment (Salford) and John Walton (UCLAN)

Fees: £20 (waged), £5 (student and unwaged).

For more information: or to book a place, contact Dr Rachel Dickinson on 01524 593317 or at


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Organising departments and research centres: Ruskin Research Centre


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