RUSKIN IN SHEFFIELD
Ruskin House, Bole Hill Road, Walkley (formerly the site of St George's Museum, Walkley. Now privately owned flats, not publicly accessible)
St George's Farm, Totley (Former Guild site. Now privately owned and not publicly accessible)
Publications and online resources
Ruskin in Sheffield by Janet Barnes
Ruskin at Walkley by Marcus Waithe
Curator and Curatress: the Swans and St George's Museum, Sheffield, by Mark Frost
Thirteen Acres: Ruskin and the Totley Communists, by Sally Goldsmith
Sources for the Study of John Ruskin and the Guild of St George: a booklet of sources available within Sheffield Libraries Archives and Information
Recommended writings by John Ruskin
'Unto This Last and Other Writings', edited by Clive Wilmer, published by Penguin. Contains a detailed introduction relating Ruskin's writings on art to his work as a social reformer.
'Selected Writings', edited by Dinah Birch, published by Oxford University Press. Contains an introduction outlining Ruskin's life and thought, and shows why he remains such a rewarding writer today.
In the 1870s Ruskin established the Guild of St George to right some of the social wrongs of the day and make this country a happier place in which to live. The original aim was to acquire land and, through labour, wind and water power, to bring it into useful production. Guild members, the 'Companions', supported his aims with gifts of real estate and money. The Guild's initiatives in Sheffield were the establishment of the Ruskin Collection in Walkley, and a co-operative farm in Totley.
Ruskin To-Day is an informal alliance of organisations and individuals with an interest in the life, work and continuing relevance of John Ruskin.
AN INTRODUCTION TO RUSKIN
The Worlds of John Ruskin by Kevin Jackson
Calligraphy by Lida Lopes Cardozo, Ruskin Collection