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Guild AGM

The 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Guild of St George will take place at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, of which Ruskin was one of the two main founders, on Saturday 3rd November 2018. The annual Ruskin lecture, which precedes it, will be given by Professor John Holmes of the University of Birmingham, who will be speaking on Ruskin, the Pre-Raphaelites and the Oxford Museum.

Download the full agenda and booking form here.

2017 AGM

The last 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. More details from this event will be posted shortly.


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 (, or Facebook page (

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



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