Ruskin, Science and the Environment

The Victorian art teacher and social reformer John Ruskin died in 1900, but his ideas remain deeply relevant today. In honour of his 200th birthday, the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and Diseases of Modern Life hosted a symposium where experts on Ruskin, Victorian culture and the environment discussed his views on science and natural history, and on the impact of industrialisation on people’s health and the world around them.

Speakers included Sandra Kemp, the Director of the Ruskin Research Centre; Kate Flint, Professor at the University of Southern California; and John Parham, Professor of Environmental Humanities at the University of Worcester.

See the full programme here