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E-Newsletter (November 29th 2016)

Dear Companions and Friends,

Welcome to our new-look e-Newsletter, now incorproating graphics. Let us know what you think (remember that you can adjust the size of images and text on most browsers to suit your needs by zooming in and out).

SEVEN NEW VIDEOS ADDED TO THE WEBSITE

Please click or tap on the image below to watch a short video about October's Big Draw and Apple Day Celebration at Ruskin Land.

The latest Ruskin Lecture was hosted by the Birmingham and Midland Institute on 5th November 2016. Companion Dr Bernard Richards, Emeritus Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford, spoke on 'The Sombre Robe': Ruskin and Birmingham. Click or tap on the image below to watch the video. Click or tap here for the lecture poster.

Click or tap on the images below to watch other presentations from the Guild's AGM.




The Friends of Meersbrook Hall, in partnership with Heeley Development Trust, has recently undertaken the occupancy of Meersbrook Hall, following the departure from the site of Sheffield City Council. The Hall was home to the Ruskin Collection from 1890 to 1953. From 1953, the Hall served as the Council's Parks and Countryside offices. The Friends group formed in response to fears that the Council planned to sell the Hall to private developers. The Friends are now preparing a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund to protect the fabric of the building, create community facilities and work spaces, and most importantly, celebrate the rich heritage of the Hall.

If you would like to be informed of their progress, you can join the Friends of Meersbrook Hall here (it's free, and they promise not to inundate you with emails). Becoming a Friend also helps them to demonstrate to potential funders the breadth of support there is for the project.

You can find out more on their website (www.meersbrookhall.org.uk), or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/meersbrookhall).



Please click here for a guide to Ruskinian Birmingham, prepared by Joe Holyoak.

THREE NEW PUBLICATIONS FROM THE GUILD

'THE SOMBRE ROBE': RUSKIN AND BIRMINGHAM - £8.00
2016 Ruskin Lecture by Bernard Richards.

RUSKIN'S BOTANICAL BOOKS - £12.00
An account and analysis by Prof David Ingram of botanical books formerly owned by Ruskin and purchased by the Guild in 2015.

RUSKIN AND TOLSTOY (2nd Edition) - £10.00
A revised and expanded version of the 2010 Ruskin Lecture by Stuart Eagles.

FORTHCOMING EVENT

On Monday, 5th December, at 1.30pm, Companion Prof David Ingram will give a talk on 'All Silk and Flame': John Ruskin and Wild Flora to The Florilegium Society, Sheffield Botanical Gardens.


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Best wishes,

Guild of St George.

 

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