Ruskin, Science and the Environment

bm ruskin trees

The Victorian art teacher and social reformer John Ruskin died in 1900, but his ideas remain deeply relevant today. In honour of his 200th birthday, the museum is hosting a symposium where experts on Ruskin, Victorian culture and the environment will discuss his views on science and natural history, and on the impact of industrialisation on people’s health and the world around them. Speakers will include Sandra Kemp, the Director of the Ruskin Research Centre; Kate Flint, professor at the University of Southern California; and John Parham, the new Professor of Environmental Humanities at the University of Worcester.

Image: Chamonix; hill with trees sloping upwards to l. 1850 Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, touched with white, over graphite 1944,1014.168, AN223627001

Image credit: British Museum CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.


Contact name: Catherine Charlwood
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