8th February: Ruskin, Science and the Environment

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In honour of John Ruskin’s bicentenary, John Holmes is co-organising a one-day conference on Ruskin, Science and the Environment with Sally Shuttleworth (Oxford), to be hosted by the Oxford University Museum of Natural History on Friday 8th February 2019 from 9.30 until 6. The speakers will include Kate Flint (Southern California), Mark Frost (Portsmouth), Peter Garratt (Durham), Sandra Kemp (Director of the Ruskin Research Centre, Lancaster), Francis O’Gorman (Edinburgh), John Parham (Worcester) and Marcus Waithe (Cambridge). John will be giving a tour of the museum, including an exhibition of designs for the museum by Ruskin and a number of Pre-Raphaelite artists, and there will be a brief introduction to the environmental work being done at Ruskin Land in the Wyre Forest from John Iles. At 6 in the evening, the conference will be followed by a public lecture by Fiona Stafford (Oxford) on ‘Ruskin’s Trees’.

The full programme can be viewed here.

Registration for the symposium costs £20 (full-price) or £10 for students and other unwaged delegates. To register, please visit www.bit.ly/mnhtickets.

The public lecture is free of charge. To register, please visit www.bit.ly/mnhevents.

For further information, please email Catherine Charlwood at catherine.charlwood@ell.ox.ac.uk.