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5 December 2021. Memorial event for the 150th anniversary of Margaret Ruskin's death at the church of St John the Evangelist, Shirley, Croydon, at 2.00pm (music from 1.50pm). The service will be led by the Revd. Lu Gale, Vicar of St John's, and will include a welcome from Dr Cynthia Gamble, former Chairman of the Society, and an address on Margaret Ruskin by Professor Dinah Birch CBE. Organ music will be provided by Professor Francis O'Gorman, Chairman of the Ruskin Society.
At the Ruskin Society's AGM on 6 February, 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.