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Sunset Over Herne Hill – John Ruskin and South London with Jon Newman
May 10, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join archivist and author Jon Newman to discuss his latest book, written in collaboration with the Herne Hill Society. This is the first book to look in detail at the importance of South London in shaping Ruskin’s thinking. For all his foreign travels, public lecturing, academic posts at Oxford and work for London’s museums, Herne Hill was the place where Ruskin lived well into old age. Here Ruskin witnessed, with increasing horror, the destruction of the natural environment through railway building and uncontrolled suburban growth.
This event is organised with the Friends of Carnegie Library