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Guild of St George

Whitelands Lecture 2018

On behalf of the Guild, the Master wishes to thank Companion Beate Howitt for her splendid Whitelands Ruskin Lecture, delivered at Whitelands College on May 11th. Beautifully crafted and engagingly delivered, her talk gave vivid testimony to the deep meanings embodied in Ruskin’s conception. His May Day has often been thought one of the more eccentric of his projects. Beate made it clear to us that, on the contrary, it touches on the whole purpose of the College and asks us to reflect on education, community, love of nature and the joy of life.

Like most Guild lectures, the text of Beate Howitt’s One of Ruskin’s Whitelands College May Queens: Her Personal Story is available as a Guild booklet. Priced at £6, copies may be obtained from the Director for Publications, Peter Miller, at Many other Guild publications can still be obtained from Peter, including the Ruskin Lecture for 2017, Louise Pullen’s Genius and Hell's Broth: A Tale of Two Artists - Frank Randal and William Hackstoun, also £6.