This lecture will explore the many-sided nature of Ruskin’s genius. In his Seven Lamps of Architecture (1849) and in other writings he gave intellectual substance to ideas about stewardship of the earth’s resources which are uncannily relevant to the present day.
Dr Peter Burman MBE FSA is an enthusiastic and influential educator and practitioner. Amongst many high profile roles in building conservation, he was appointed Director and ran the, highly-regarded, Centre for Conservation Studies at the University of York for over a decade.
He is a Director of the Guild of St George, founded by John Ruskin in 1871, and a member of the Fabric Committee of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. Peter is currently writing about Ruskin and landscape.