Our VisionFounded in 1997, the Ruskin Society celebrates the life, work and legacy of the Victorian art critic and social thinker John Ruskin. We organize a regular programme of events in the UK and exist for everyone with an interest in John Ruskin.
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2016 Birthday Event
Saturday 6 February 2016, 3.30pm, at The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT. Free for members.
This year’s event will include a celebration of the new Cambridge Companion to John Ruskin with a talk by the editor Prof. Francis O’Gorman. In addition, the winner of the 2015 Ruskin Society Book Prize will be announced and a presentation made. The event will begin with the Ruskin Society AGM.
Places are strictly limited and must be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to Dr. Austen Saunders, 29 Cromwell Ave., London, N6 5HN.
Book Prize Shortlist Announced
The Ruskin Society announces the short list for the first annual Ruskin Society Book Prize (in alphabetical order):
Andrew Ballantyne, John Ruskin (Reaktion Books)
Caroline Ings-Chambers, Louisa Waterford and John Ruskin ‘For you have not falsely praised’ (Legenda)
Ken and Jenny Jacobson, Carrying off the Palaces: John Ruskin’s Lost Daguerreotypes (Quaritch)