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About the Ruskin Research Centre

We are a dedicated research centre that carries out research into John Ruskin and his circle, focussing on the uniquely comprehensive holdings of the Ruskin Library. We are the only specialised Ruskin research centre in the country and have the appointment of a large number of Honorary Professors and Visiting Research Fellows.


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, to support  a visit to Lancaster University.  The visit will be specifically to use the Whitehouse Collection of material relating to John Ruskin (1819-1900) and his circle, housed in the Ruskin Library at Lancaster University.  Applications will be judged on an individual basis and should include details about your Ruskin or related research.

Further details about the collection and the Ruskin Library can be found on:

The Grants have been donated through the Ruskin Foundation from donations by Sovereign Films in connection with their forthcoming film ‘Effie’ about Ruskin’s marriage.

In the first instance please contact the Research Centre or telephone +44 (0)1524 593587



Our Activities

The Ruskin Library

The Ruskin Library and its staff provide access to the collection of material housed there. Visit the Ruskin Library for information on The Collection and forthcoming exhibitions. If you wish to use the reading Room, please contact the Ruskin Library to make an appointment.

The Research Centre

The Research Centre is based in the Ruskin Library. Its activities include:


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