Upcoming Events

 

SLEEP AND STRESS, PAST AND PRESENT

7 December 2018
Kohn Centre, Royal Society
9am-5pm
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Sleep and Stress

RUSKIN, SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT (CONFERENCE)

8 February 2019
Oxford University Museum of Natural History
9.30am-6pm
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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 museum is hosting a symposium where experts on Ruskin, Victorian culture and the environment will discuss his views on science and natural history, and on the impact of industrialisation on people’s health and the world around them. Speakers will include Sandra Kemp, the Director of the Ruskin Research Centre; Kate Flint, professor at the University of Southern California; and John Parham, the new Professor of Environmental Humanities at the University of Worcester.

RUSKIN’S TREES (PUBLIC LECTURE)

Prof Fiona Stafford
8 February 2019
Oxford University Museum of Natural History
6pm
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This lecture explores Ruskin’s 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.

SOLITUDE AND MODERNITY (CONFERENCE)

8 June 2019
St Anne’s College, University of Oxford

This conference is a collaboration with QMUL’s Pathologies of Solitude project.

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