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News from the Ruskin Library and Research Centre

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Ruskin Library

A new exhibition opens in the Ruskin Library on 18 April 2016

Power of Hills: Ruskin's Mountains

Open 10am-4pm Monday to Friday.

For further details, see the Ruskin Library exhibitions page


Ruskin Review and Bulletin

The Spring 2016 (12/1) which includes articles by Andrew Hill and David Ingram and a tribute to Van Akin Burd by James Dearden will be available soon..

To take out a subscription, go to our Publications page - for single issues email the Ruskin Library .


Ruskin Research Seminar

The final seminar for this term is on 5th May 2016.

  • No Wealth But Life

  • Andrew Hill (Financial Times, Ruskin Foundation)

  • 5pm-6.30pm, Bowland North, Seminar Room 6



John Ruskin John Ruskin


Ruskin was the greatest British art critic and social commentator of the Victorian Age. Did you know:

  • He influenced Gandhi, Tolstoy and Proust.
  • Many of the most successful and lasting social reforms can be traced to Ruskin's writing and thought.
  • He championed the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and J.M.W. Turner.

Find out more»



Prospective Students

A research degree with us is suitable for those wishing to explore the multidisciplinary nature of the work of John Ruskin, with access to one of the world’s greatest collections of Ruskin material.

Postgraduate opportunities

Postgraduate Funding Information for 2015-16


Mikimoto Memorial Lecture 2015

was held on Thursday 19th November

  • Professor Francis O'Gorman
  • Ruskin and Forgetting

For further details, and to watch this and other lectures, click here


Stones of Venice Research Grants

The Ruskin Library and Research Centre is pleased to announce small research grants available to students and early career researchers. More...



View Modern Painters I online

View the Ruskin Research Centre’s Leverhulme-funded electronic edition of Ruskin’s Modern Painters Volume I.

The Works of Ruskin online

The Works of John Ruskin

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