Ruskin's Trees

Speaker
Prof Fiona Stafford
Event date
Event time
18:00 - 19:00
Venue
Museum of Natural History
Parks Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3PW
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

To celebrate John Ruskin's 200th birthday, hear about his lifelong love of trees, from the idyllic garden at his family home in Herne Hill to his Lake District estate at Brantwood. Ruskin looked at trees with an eye trained by painting, a mind coloured by literature, a heart lifted by a sense of the divine manifest in the natural world. Above all, he looked at trees as trees and urged his audiences to see the world afresh.

Ruskin’s Trees is co-organised by the Diseases of Modern Life project, the European Research Council, the Constructing Scientific Communities project, the AHRC, the Nineteenth-Century Centre at the University of Birmingham, and the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.