In Spring 2019, the SPAB will mark the 200th anniversary of John Ruskin’s birth with a series of talks and events celebrating his legacy and exploring his continuing influence on conservation today.
Registration opens at 18.15 for a 18.30 start. Lectures are followed by an informal wine reception.
Thursday 21 March - Ruskin & the Land: The Guild of St George & Ruskin Land
John Iles (Ruskin Land) & Jenny Robbins (Guild of St George)
Here we explore Ruskin’s attitude to the land, seen in his establishment of a utopian agricultural community in the Wyre Forest near Bewdley as a practical alternative to mass production and mechanisation. Now known as Ruskin Land, this farm, orchards and woodland are still managed by the Guild of St George to foster sustainable agriculture and traditional skills.
Other lectures in this series include:
Thursday 7 March - Ruskin & the idea of Craftsmanship
Professor Peter Burman (SPAB)
Thursday 14 March - Ruskin & Conservation: Saving St Petrock’s, Parracombe
Meriel O'Dowd (Churches Conservation Trust)
Thursday 28 March Ruskin & Venice: An enduring influence on conservation
A forum exploring John Ruskin’s writings on Venice and their continuing influence on conservation thinking and practice in the city and around the world. Chaired by John Sell (Europa Nostra) with Gillian Darley (architectural writer) and an expert panel.
For information about other events taking place during the Ruskin Bicentenary year, go to www.ruskin200.com
Booking Terms & Conditions
Accessibility: please contact the SPAB before booking to discuss any special access requirements.