Ruskin’s Trees

Ruskin's Trees

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To celebrate John Ruskin's 200th birthday, Professor Fiona Stafford, author of The Long, Long Life of Trees, gave an evening lecture about Ruskin’s lifelong love of trees. 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.