‘Ruskin Tomorrow’: A man for the future?

Photograph of John Ruskin

Eminent Russian writer, Leo Tolstoy, believed that John Ruskin’s thoughts would be relevant for every generation and that they would speak to “what everyone will think and say in the future”. In a world that has changed so much since the period in which Ruskin lived (1819 – 1900), and continues to change so rapidly, how might Ruskin’s ideas fare in the future?

Howard Hull is Director of the Ruskin Foundation, and of Brantwood, John Ruskin’s former home in the Lake District, where he has lived with his wife, Pamela, since 1996. He is a Ruskin scholar and passionate advocate of his legacy.

Please note that Two Temple Place will re-open at 6pm, and the exhibition will be available to view before the lecture. The cafe will not be open, though light snacks and refreshments will be available through our gift shop.

This lecture has been programmed as part of a series of events to accompany the exhibition John Ruskin:The Power of Seeing.For more public events, please click here.

This is a fundraising event to support the Winter Exhibition Programme at Two Temple Place. Any proceeds from this event with go towards enabling our Family Activity Programme to remain free of charge.

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