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Lunch-time Talk: Introduction To Ruskin

Join Anthony Burton to find out about writer, critic, artist, Victorian super-star and friend of the Gaskells, John Ruskin. Visit our Ruskin exhibition while you’re here, to discover Ruskin’s links to the Gaskells and Manchester – you can even try some nature sketching, inspired by Ruskin’s own teachings on art too.

Lunch-time talks are included in usual House entry

No booking required, but please make sure you arrive in good time to get a seat.


For more talks, see our full programme

30th Jan 2020

1pm - 1.45pm


We've got a house...it certainly is a beauty...I must try and make the house give as much pleasure to others as I can.’

Elizabeth Gaskell, in a letter to her friend Eliza Fox in 1850.