Perpetuating the memory of one of the greatest men of the Victorian age


June 22, 2019 14.15 at The Coach House, Kelmscott House

THERE IS NO WEALTH BUT LIFE: a series of lectures on John Ruskin and William Morris

Professor David Faldet and Dr Sara Atwood

Professor David Faldet (Luther College, Iowa) and Dr Sara Atwood (Portland State University, Oregon) will be discussing with Dr John Blewitt the reasons why many Americans find John Ruskin and William Morris relevant and interesting today. Topics will include the arts and crafts movement the environment, education, gender, social economics and what William Morris would make of Iowa today.

Both Dr Atwood and Professor Faldet are contributors to William Morris and John Ruskin: A New Road On Which the World Should Travel, published by the University of Exeter Press for the William Morris Society and edited by John Blewitt in celebration of the bicentenary of John Ruskin’s birth.

This is the second event of There is No Wealth but Life: a series of three lectures examining connections and divergences between these two great Victorian thinkers and writers. Book for all three lectures through the link below at a discounted rate of £30 (non-members), £25 (WMS members) or £12 (students).

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