Guild AGM

Each Autumn, the Guild holds its Annual General Meeting, to which all Companions are invited, usually at a site or building that has some close connection to Ruskin or to the Guild's current or previous activity, or online as circumstances allow. It is always a convivial gathering, during which the previous year's activity and accounts can be reviewed and discussed and new Companions are invited to sign the Roll.

2022 AGM

The Guild's AGM in 2022 will be held at the Ruskin Mill Trust's Glasshouse College site in Stourbridge, to the west of Birmingham, on Saturday 19 November 2022. It will be both an in-person event and also be streamed via zoom for participation from Companions who are unable to join us in person. There will be an optional dinner for Companions in the evening.

Digital papers, accounts, agenda and participation details will be shared with Companions in the early Autumn via email.

More about Glasshouse College here and here.

Stourbridge is about 20 minutes by train from central Birmingham stations

2021 AGM

The Guild's 2021 AGM. to which all current Companions of the Guild are invited, took place online at 2pm on Saturday 20th November 2021.

Introductory letter from the Master, Rachel Dickinson HERE


Attendance form for the meeting (PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURN) HERE

Contribution/donation form HERE

Gift Aid form (for UK taxpayers only) HERE

2020 AGM

The 2020 Guild AGM took place online on Saturday 21st November

Please find the AGM Papers, Attendance form and annual contribution/donation forms below.

All Companions also received paper copes of the Master's letter and attendance/donation forms (but not the papers) in the post in early November.

Introductory letter from the Master, Rachel Dickinson, here.

Attendance form and agenda for the meeting, here.

Contribution/donation form, here.

Gift Aid form (for UK taxpayers only), here.


2019 AGM

The 2019 AGM took place at the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, on Saturday 16 November 2019. The Ruskin Lecture, THE GUILD TO-DAY, was given by the outgoing Master, Clive Wilmer. Watch here. In the evening, Companions attended the annual Dinner.

The papers relating to the AGM can be downloaded here:

Agenda, schedule and booking form for AGM and dinner

Clive Wilmer's covering letter

Accounts and reports for the year 2018-19

Companion's contribution/donation form

Gift Aid form

The text of Clive Wilmer's lecture is published and available via our online bookshop here.

Clive Wilmer Ruskin Lecture.jpeg

2018 AGM

The 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Guild of St George took place on 3 November at the Oxford Museum of Natural History, and was proceeded by the annual Ruskin Lecture, RUSKIN, THE PRE-RAPHAELITES AND THE OXFORD MUSEUM, given by Professor John Holmes.

Download the agenda and papers for the meeting, including the Guild accounts for the year, here.

You can view the 2018 Ruskin Lecture here.


Companions dinner, November 2018.


Photographs by John Iles

2017 AGM

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Guild of St George took place at the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, on Saturday 4th November 2017. The Ruskin Lecture focused on the Ruskin Collection artists, Frank Randal and William Hackstoun, and was given by the Curator of the Collection, Louise Pullen. Watch here.

You can access the AGM papers here, and the Accounts here.

2016 AGM

The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Guild of St George took place at the Birmingham and Midland Institute on 5th November. The Ruskin Lecture was given by Companion Dr Bernard Richards, Emeritus Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford, who spoke on 'The Sombre Robe': Ruskin and Birmingham. Watch here.

You can read the AGM papers here.

A number of presentations were given during the 2016 AGM, which you can watch below.