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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2021 book prize
The Ruskin Society's 2021 book prize has been awarded jointly to John Dixon Hunt’s The Art of Ruskin and the Spirit of Place (Reaktion) and Stephen Wildman’s An Instinct to Draw: John Ruskin’s Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Museum).
At the Ruskin Society's AGM on 6 February 2021, we were delighted to recognize the
Heritage Crafts Association for its work during the pandemic. This has included COVID-19 grants to support craftspeople during this very challenging time. Our Chair, Francis O'Gorman, presented a donation of £100 as a token of the Ruskin Society's gratitude for the HCA's work supporting the craft skills which Ruskin valued so much.