Ruskin is 120 years old this year. Following a large public meeting at the town hall in Oxford on 22nd February 1899, Ruskin was founded. It soon became the standard-bearer for a new dawn in education, establishing itself as a beacon of light for less privileged citizens who previously had little or no access to education. Over the subsequent 120 years Ruskin continued to break new ground and change the landscape of adult learning.
Ruskin has been graced by some extraordinary people, many of them social and political pioneers, and to mark our anniversary milestone we are publishing a series of stories about them. Over the year, 120 Voices will bring together inspirational stories of these individuals who have been touched by Ruskin or who have passed through our doors since they opened in the 19th century. Keep an eye out for new stories as they are published.