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Ruskin Library

A new exhibition opens at the Ruskin Library on 18 October 2016 :

Gilded Stones: the stones of Ruskin's Venice

An exhibition of Ruskin's drawings and daguerreotypes, with photographs by Sarah Quill.

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 is now available!

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


Ruskin Research Seminar

The first Seminar for 2016/17 is on October 13 ...

Birds and Beasts of Venice
Sarah Quill (Independent scholar)
5pm-6.00pm, Bowland North, Seminar Room 6

Followed by Private View of Ruskin Library exhibition, Gilded Shadows: the stones of Ruskin's Venice

For the complete list of Seminars - click here for details.





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 2016

was held on Thursday 19th November

  • Professor William Whyte
  • Ruskin: Architecture and Language

To see earlier 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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