Former Masters of the Guild


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Clive Wilmer

Birthday: 10th February
Fourteenth Master of the Guild, in office from 2009 - 2019.
Online biography


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James S. Dearden

Birthday: 9th August
Thirteenth Master of the Guild 2005-2009

Watch this interview recorded as part of an online celebration hosted by the Ruskin Society of North America, to mark James Dearden's 90th birthday in August 2021.


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Julian Spalding

Birthday: 15th June
Twelfth Master of the Guild 1996-2005
Online biography


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Anthony Harris

Eleventh Master of the Guild 1982-1996
Website


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Jon B. Thompson

(1936 - February 2016)
Tenth Master of the Guild 1977-1982
Online biography


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Cyril Tyler

26th January 1911 - 25th January 1996
Ninth Master of the Guild 1973-1977


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H. A. Hodges [Herbert Arthur]


4th January 1905 - 2nd July 1976
Eighth Master of the Guild 1954-1973


D. Bernard Wardle

Acting Master of the Guild, February - October 1954


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With thanks to The Foundations of British Sociology Archive, Keele Unversity Library

Alexander Farquharson

22nd January 1882 - 16th February 1954
Seventh Master of the Guild 1951-1954


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T. Edmund Harvey [Thomas]

4th January 1875 - 3rd May 1955
Sixth Master of the Guild 1934-1951
Online biography


Hugh Charles Fairfax-Cholmeley

24th February 1864 - 14th April 1940
Fifth Master of the Guild 1925-1934
[Download a short article from The Companion]
[Download further information]


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H. E. Luxmoore [Henry Elford]

28th February 1841 - 11th November 1926
Fourth Master of the Guild 1920-1925


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George Thomson

16th November 1842 - 6th October 1921
Third Master of the Guild 1910-1920


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George Baker

11th May 1825 - 15th January 1910
Second Master of the Guild 1900-1910
[Download an article from The Companion]


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John Ruskin

8th February 1819 - 20th January 1900
Founder and Master of the Guild 1871-1900