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E-Newsletter (February 2017)

Dear Companions and Friends,

We have been working hard to arrange a series of events in the year ahead about which you will receive more details in the coming weeks, but for now we would like you to note the following


12 MAY Whitelands Ruskin Lecture (Roehampton)
13 MAY Whitelands College May Monarch Festival (Roehampton)
03 JUN Craftsmanship Symposium (Toronto, Canada)
17 JUN Companions' Day (Westmill, Herts)
23 SEP Symposium: How we might live (San Francisco, CA)
30 SEP Drawing Symposium (London)
04 NOV Guild AGM & Ruskin Lecture (Sheffield)

The John Ruskin Prize exhibition, Hand & Eye, will run at the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield from 21 JUN to 08 OCT. There is a special tie-in between RUSKIN in SHEFFIELD 2017 and The Big Draw. You'll be hearing shortly about a range of collaborative events across Sheffield in the months ahead. You are reminded that Ruth Nutter is running a consultation event with Companions on Thursday 02 MAR to explore opportunities and plans for future RUSKIN in SHEFFIELD activity. Please email Ruth on if you wish to take part.

You'll also be hearing from us soon about exciting new plans to explore RUSKIN in the WYRE.


As most of you know, we posted on social media a treasure from The Ruskin Collection every day last year, and you can download the whole series of monthly calendars here. We'd really like to hear what your favourite item in the Collection is, and we encourage you to write a few sentences about why it means so much to you. We will feature these on the website in the coming months.


Please note that at 1845 GMT this evening (26 FEB), BBC Radio 3 is broadcasting a programme, 'John Ruskin's Eurythmic Girls'. Read more.

Dr David Russell, a Fellow of Corpus Christi, Oxford, will speak on 'Ruskin's Vision' as part of the Oxford Literary Festival on 30 MAR. Read more here.

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As always, we welcome your feedback on every aspect of our work and plans, and encourage you to get involved.

With thanks and best wishes,

Guild of St George.


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