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Ruskin Library

The Ruskin Library is closed from 12th February until early Summer, when we will re-open with a new and exciting exhbition.

We can still be contacted via our normal email and telephone number in the meantime.


Ruskin Review and Bulletin

The Autumn 2017 issue is now available - it includes articles by Thomas Hughes and Tony Hilton amongst others.

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


Ruskin Research Seminar

The list of Seminars for Autumn 2017 will shortly be announced here

Details of earlier seminars are available here


Mikimoto Memorial Lecture 2017

will be held on Thursday 16th November, in the Faraday Lecture Theatre, Lancaster University

Speaker: Dr Nicholas Shrimpton (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford)

Title: Ruskin and his Critics


For details of this and earlier lectures - 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.

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


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...


New Publication

John Ruskin and the Fabric of Architecture

A new volume analysing the impact Ruskin had on architecture throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Pub. Routledge
Hardback (9781472449436) £105.00
Ebook (9781315611365) £24.99
Published 5 October 2017



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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