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Below you will find a growing number of Guild lectures, events and projects captured on film, including those produced with or by our friends and partners.

The 2018 Ruskin Lecture


We were honoured to be joined by Professor John Holmes to give the 2018 Ruskin Lecture to Companions and friends ahead of the Guild's 2018 AGM, on 3rd November 2018. It was particularly fascinating to listen to the lecture in the very building that the lecture was about, Oxford University's Natural History Museum, one of the most extraordinary buildings of the Victorian age. The lecture was introduced by Guild Master Clive Wilmer.

2018 Big Draw in Bewdley & Ruskin Land

Our October 2018 Big Draw event in Bewdley and on Ruskin Land was captured in this film made by Companions Jack Haddon and Hilary Baker.

2018 Studio in the Woods, Ruskin Land

In 2018, Studio in the Woods was hosted by the Wyre Community Land Trust at Ruskin Land with funding provided by the Guild of St George, with additional funding from the Ruskin in Wyre HLF project as part of a strategy to explore future uses for the timber from the Wyre Forest. The film features Kate Darby and Piers Taylor discussing the weekend, the process and projects involved and the long-term benefits of SITW. Film made by Stephenson/Bishop.

Making Meersbrook project 2018

Short film by Masters in Architecture students at the University of Sheffield, showing future community-focussed visions for Meersbrook Hall, based on extensive research into its history as the Ruskin Museum (1890-1953) and creative community engagement. Part of the Guild's 2018 project 'Ruskin Museum at Meersbrook Hall', funded by Heritage Lottery Fund. In collaboration with Heeley Trust and Friends of Meersbrook Hall.

Ruskin Museum Makeover at Meersbrook Hall 2018

A short extract from the four films that were projected onto the front of Meersbrook Hall in Sheffield as part of the HLF-supported Ruskin Museum Makeover Week, in October 2018.

The 2017 Ruskin Lecture - Sheffield

The Curator of the Guild's Ruskin Collection in Sheffield, Louise Pullen, gives the 2017 Ruskin Lecture, entitled GENIUS AND HELL'S BROTH: A tale of two artists - Frank Randal and William Hackstoun.

The 2016 Ruskin Lecture - Birmingham

'The Sombre Robe: Ruskin and Birmingham The 2016 Ruskin Lecture by Bernard Richards, Emeritus Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford, and Companion of the Guild of St George. Birmingham and Midland Institute, 5th November 2016.

Craftsmanship To-Day: A Symposium on Modern Making

CRAFTSMANSHIP TO-DAY: A Symposium on Modern Making held at the Art Workers' Guild, London on 24th September 2016. Watch Dr Marcus Waithe, Tanya Harrod, Emily Young and Clive Wilmer talk about Ruskin and craftsmanship today.

42nd Street visits Ruskin Land in the Wyre Forest

This short film captures the spirit of an inspiring project made possible thanks to the generosity of the Benjamin Creswick Fund. The project enabled 42nd Street, a charity in Manchester promoting the mental health and wellbeing of young people, to form a connection with the Guild and its work at Ruskin Land, and the film illustrates the impact this relationship had on all involved.

The Big Draw at Meersbrook Hall, Sheffield 2017

A free public event to celebrate the heritage of the Ruskin Museum at Meersbrook Hall and creative mission today to transform the Hall back into a vital community hub. Part of Ruskin in Sheffield 2017.

The 2015 Ruskin Lecture - Sheffield

Ruskin and Craftsmanship, given by Dr Marcus Waithe.

Ruskin and Walkley, Sheffield

A talk given in Sheffield in 2015 by Dr Marcus Waithe, introduced by Ruth Nutter, Ruskin in Sheffield producer. You can read more about the Ruskin Museum in Walkley here.

A Day at the Pop-Up Ruskin Museum, August 2015

A ten year old's film capturing part of a day at the Pop-Up Ruskin Museum at 381 South Road, Walkley, in August 2015

Understanding woodland management - Ruskin Land

A short film featuring speakers and participants who took part in a two day woodland management training day hosted by Wyre Community Land Trust at Ruskin Land