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Honorary Doctors of Letters

Gabriel Meyer

Honorary Doctor of Letters

Poet-journalist Gabriel Meyer is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has lived and worked throughout the Middle East, the Balkans, and East Africa. He was especially acclaimed for his coverage of the first Palestinian intifada and of the Bosnian war. His reporter’s diary on the civil war in Sudan, War and Faith in Sudan (Eerdmans), won ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year award for essays in 2006.

He was awarded an honorary doctorate in recognition of his work as a journalist by the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology at UC Berkeley in 2017. He has published poetry and two novels; a large-scale nonfiction work, The Testimony of Stones, a “biography” of Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher, is awaiting publication. He had been involved with the historic Ruskin Art Club since 1998 and currently serves as its executive director. He is a Companion of the Guild of St. George.

Professor Dinah Birch, CBE

Honorary Doctor of Letters

Professor Dinah Birch is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Cultural Engagement and Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool.

Dinah has published widely on Victorian fiction and poetry, and on the work of John Ruskin. Her books include Our Victorian Education, and she is the general editor of the Oxford Companion to English Literature.

She has recently published new editions of several works with Oxford University Press, and served as a member of the Man Booker prize panel.She is a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement and London Review of Books. Among others, her external roles include President of the British Association for Victorian Studies and former Chair of the Advisory Board of The Ruskin.

She was awarded a CBE in 2016, for services to higher education, literary scholarship, and cultural life.

Fellows of The Ruskin

Yasue Akiyama

Alan Davis

Professor Hilary Fraser, Geoffrey Tillotson Chair of Nineteenth-Century Studies, Birkbeck University of London

Professor Ray Haslam

Professor Francis O'Gorman, Saintsbury Professor of English Literature, The University of Edinburgh

Professor Robert Hewison, Honorary Professor Ruskin Centre, Chair of Ruskin To-day

Professor David Ingram, Honorary Professor Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University

Shoji Sato

Emeritus Professors

Professor Stephen Wildman