As a research centre, we hold regular Ruskin Seminars during term time.
Current Ruskin Seminar Series
Inspired by an era of radical change in humanity’s relationship with the environment, Ruskin’s writings affirm his lifelong concern with ecology. In this, Ruskin’s bicentenary year, our seminars for Lent Term will examine the correspondence of Ruskin’s thought with the ecological sensitivities of our own time. Fields considered will range from art and architecture to botany and anatomy.
We are pleased to be presenting this new series of events in partnership with Dr Kelly Freeman (UCL) and Dr Thomas Hughes (The Courtauld). We have designed these events to guide the publication of a book that will extend the exploration of some of the core themes we shall be considering this term.
The series includes an afternoon workshop (open to all), which is framed by seminars that introduce and draw together the consideration of Ruskin’s significance for ecological ways of thinking, writing, drawing, looking at art and architecture, and gardening – among other things.
Our series for Summer 2019 starting on 9 May will introduce the core themes of our forthcoming exhibition: Ruskin and Steampunk: Recovering Radicalism.
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Explore the Museum's past Ruskin Seminar Series (PDFs).
- 2016 - 2018
- 2012 - 2016
- 2008 - 2012
Before Autumn 2008
The Ruskin Polygon
Ruskin and Cultural Travel
Ruskin and Life Writing
Ruskin and Social Thought
Ruskin and Travel
Ruskin's Art Teaching
The Stones of Venice
Modern Painters: Turner, Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelites
Ruskin, Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites
'A Perpetual Paradise': Ruskin's Northern France
Ruskin and Aesthetics: Modern Painters, 1843 - 1993
Ruskin and Environment
Ruskin, Tradition and Architecture
Prepatory work on Ruskin