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Professor Fiona Stafford explores Ruskin's life-long love of trees.

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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.

Image credit: British Museum CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

The Museum is also hosting a symposium during the day on Ruskin, science and the environment organised by the same institutions and groups. More details can be found here: MNH tickets

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