Ruskin & Venice - An enduring influence on conservation

Ruskin & Venice - An enduring influence on conservation: SPAB Spring Lecture Series 2019

SPAB Spring Lecture Series 2019

Fully Booked
28/03/2019 - 28/03/2019
Introductory, General Interest, Leisure Learning
St. Botolph Without Bishopsgate
United Kingdom

£11 per person per lecture for non-members or £10 per person per lecture for members. The fee includes an informal wine reception after the lecture.


Event details

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 28 March  Ruskin & Venice: An enduring influence on conservation
A dialogue exploring the influence and continued relevance of Ruskin’s writings about Venice to conservation in the city - and on the development of the conservation movement world-wide - with architectural writer Gillian Darley, Sarah Quill (Venice in Peril) and a panel of architects and conservationists representing a range of viewpoints.

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 21 March - Ruskin & the Land: The Guild of St George & Ruskin Land
John Iles (Ruskin Land) & Jenny Robbins (Guild of St George)

For information about other events taking place during the Ruskin Bicentenary year, go to

Booking Terms & Conditions

Accessibility: please contact the SPAB before booking to discuss any special access requirements.