21 November: An Evening with Ruskin

Join John Holmes and friends at the Oxford Museum of Natural History for the final celebration event in the Ruskin 200 programme at the Museum with a Victorian-inspired, scientific soirée of activities. Learn about John Ruskin’s connections to the Museum, from the design of the building to the geology collections, as well as his wide … Continue reading “21 November: An Evening with Ruskin”

4 December: Views on Ruskin

Join Dr. Christopher Donaldson (Lancaster), Dr. Zoe Bulaitis (Manchester), and  University of Birmingham 19C Centre staff to celebrate the centenary year of John Ruskin’s birth. A panel of short papers offer fresh views on Ruskin, followed by discussion. Wednesday, December 4, 2019 5-7pm Arts Building 103  

11 December: A Victorian Christmas @ the V&A

Lunchtime Lecture at the V&A: A Victorian Christmas The Victorians invented or perfected many of our most treasured Christmas traditions: Christmas cards, Christmas trees, and Christmas crackers can trace their popularity to the mid-nineteenth century. Fashion joined in the festive spirit, too, with designs and fabrics that made the most of the holiday mood. For … Continue reading “11 December: A Victorian Christmas @ the V&A”

11 December: Dr. John Attridge

19C Seminar Series: Dr. John Attridge (U New South Wales), ‘Live for Me: Vicarious Experience and Aesthetic Education in The Ambassadors and Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship’, 5-7pm, Arts 103   A capacity for vicarious experience is one of Lambert Strether’s most celebrated characteristics, apparent not only in his famous injunction to Little Bilham to “Live all … Continue reading “11 December: Dr. John Attridge”