CITIZEN SCIENCE: DON PATERSON POETRY READING & CONVERSATION
7 February 2019
A joint event between the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Literature in which Don Paterson will read ConSciCom-inspired poetry, perform music with Graeme Stephen, and will be in conversation with Professor Veronica Van Heyningen CBE FRS FMedSci, a Fellow of the Royal Society.
RUSKIN, SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT (CONFERENCE)
The Victorian art teacher and social reformer John Ruskin died in 1900, but his ideas remain deeply relevant today. In honour of his 200th birthday, the museum is hosting a symposium where experts on Ruskin, Victorian culture and the environment will discuss his views on science and natural history, and on the impact of industrialisation on people’s health and the world around them. Speakers will include Kate Flint (Southern California), Mark Frost (Portsmouth), Peter Garratt (Durham), Sandra Kemp (Director of the Ruskin Research Centre, Lancaster), Francis O’Gorman (Edinburgh), John Parham (Worcester) and Marcus Waithe (Cambridge). There will also be a brief introduction to Ruskin Land from John Iles and a tour of the museum by John Holmes (Birmingham).
RUSKIN’S TREES (PUBLIC LECTURE)
Prof Fiona Stafford
8 February 2019
Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Event Details and Booking Link
This lecture explores Ruskin’s 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.
SCIENCE GOSSIP CELEBRATION
9 March 2019
The National Science and Media Museum, Bradford
Look out for further details soon!