120 Years

Ruskin turned 120 years old in 2019. 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.

120 Stories

Ruskin has been graced by some extraordinary people, places and events, and to mark our anniversary milestone we published a series of stories about them. Over the year, 120 Stories brought together inspirational accounts of Ruskin life since our doors opened in the 19th century.

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Jim Callaghan

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17 October

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Dave Kitson

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18 July

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Clement Attlee

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24 July

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Billy Hughes

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30 July

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Gilbert Slater

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30 July

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Hastings Lees-Smith

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30 July

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Jeremy Corbyn

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30 July

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John Hughes

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30 July

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Raph Samuel

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30 July

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Tony Blair

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30 July

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Beatrice Webb

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30 July

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Judith Cummins

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30 July

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Lucy Lameck

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30 July

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Mary Payne Giles

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30 July

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Peggy Seeger

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30 July

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Sally Alexander

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30 July

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Vi Hughes

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30 July

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Baldwin Spencer

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2 October

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Kathleen McColgan

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16 July

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Jim Brewer

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16 July

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Sheila Rowbotham

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24 April

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Betty Lockwood

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1 July

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Anne Vrooman

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1 July

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The Rookery

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1 July

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Walter Vrooman

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2 July

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Charles A Beard

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2 July

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Dennis Hird

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2 July

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Mahatma Gandhi

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2 July

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Jack Ashley

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9 April

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Judy Fryd

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9 April

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Henry Sanderson Furniss

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9 April

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Hilda Kean

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9 April

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Tom Mboya

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9 April

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June Rose Nala

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9 April

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Nomvuyo (Vuyo) Ngwaxaxa

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9 April

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John Prescott

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9 April

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Dennis Skinner

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9 April

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Bertram Wilson

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9 April

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