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The Mikimoto Memorial Ruskin Lecture 2011 - Michael Wheeler

Date: 1 December 2011 Time: 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm

Venue: Management School Lecture Theatre 1

St. John
St. John

The Mikimoto Memorial Ruskin Lecture 2011

Michael Wheeler (Honorary Professor, Lancaster University)

John's gospel

6pm-7pm, Management School Lecture Theatre One

(Followed by a reception in The Hub area at 7pm)


For this year's Mikimoto Memorial Ruskin Lecture we welcome back the founding Director of the Ruskin Library project and research programme at Lancaster University, Professor Michael Wheeler. In 1999, when Michael published Ruskin's God (CUP), he completed 26 years as an academic at Lancaster and moved to work on the Chawton House Library project in Hampshire. In his illustrated lecture, based on new research for his most recent book, St John and the Victorians (CUP, November 2011), he considers Ruskin's imaginative response to some of the best known stories in the New Testament - the marriage at Cana, Jesus and the woman at the well, the raising of Lazarus - and works of art based on these stories. Ruskin's personal motto was inspired by a verse from John's gospel, and when he died in 1900 a working man sent a wreath with an epitaph taken from the prologue: 'There was a man sent from God, whose name was John'. The lecture complements the theme of this term's postgraduate Ruskin Seminar series, 'Ruskin and the Sacred'.


Who can attend: Anyone


Further information

Organising departments and research centres: Ruskin Research Centre

Keywords: Nineteenth century, Nineteenth-century culture, Religion, Religion and literature, Religion and social theory, Religion and society, Religious, Religious thought, Romanticism, Ruskin


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