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Ruskin’s 1882 drawing ‘Spiral Carving, Rouen Cathedral’, held in the Ruskin Library, Lancaster University.Welcome to the Ruskin Library and Research Centre. More»

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Stones of Venice Research Grants available

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


Mikimoto Memorial Lecture 2014

was held on Thursday20th November, Frankland Lecture Theatre, 6.30pm

  • Professor Dinah Birch
  • Ruskin and the Point of Failure 

To watch thislecture, and some previous ones, click here

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.

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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 2013-14




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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