Ruskin's Guild of St. George: Yesterday and To-day


Location: Hesburgh Library, Special Collections

Clive Wilmer

Clive Wilmer, Emeritus Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge, and former Master of the Guild of St. George, will talk about the continuities from the founding of the Guild of St. George until today. Wilmer is a lauded poet, critic, literary journalist, broadcaster, and lecturer.

The Guild of St. George, founded in 1871, was born of Ruskin's despair with modern society. It was not in any obvious way a success, partly because of Ruskin's own psychological frailty in the 1870s and '80s. But the Guild has survived in good health and is active in many countries at the present day, not an antiquarian body but a movement fully engaged in modern life. 

This lecture is part of the John Ruskin: Prophet of the Anthropocene Conference (February 7th-8th). This conference marks Ruskin's 201st birthday.

This event is co-sponsored by: Department of Art, Art History, and Design, Department of English, ND Energy, Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, Program of Liberal Studies, and the Minor in Sustainability.