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  • Peter Emmet

    The Ruskin Society was saddened to hear of the death of longtime member Peter Emmet. We know he will be greatly missed and offer our condolences to his family and friends.

    Visit to Westminster Abbey

    Afternoon of Saturday 3 October 2015. 
    £20 for members (£23 for non-members) including tea and cake.

    A tour of approximately one hour will conclude at the memorial to Ruskin in Poets’ Corner, followed by time for guests to explore the Abbey themselves before enjoying tea in the Cellarium Cafe.

    For further details and to reserve spaces please email

    The Ruskin Society Book Prize

    The Ruskin Society has launched a new book prize to be awarded annually. The prize will recognize one outstanding new book concerning the life and work of John Ruskin, the immediate contexts of his life and work, or themes closely connected to his life and work. The first award will be announced in January 2016 and presented at the annual John Ruskin birthday commemoration. 

    The members of the judging committee for the 2015 Prize are  Professor Jeffrey Richards (President of the Ruskin Society),  Professor Stephen Wildman (Director of the Ruskin Library and Research Centre at Lancaster University), and Dr Austen Saunders.