120 Years

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.

120 Stories

Ruskin has been graced by some extraordinary people, places and events, and to mark our anniversary milestone we are publishing a series of stories about them. Over the year, 120 Stories will bring together inspirational accounts of Ruskin life since our doors opened in the 19th century. Keep an eye out for new stories as they are published.

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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 Edward Skinner

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9 April

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Bertram Wilson

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9 April

Latest tweets

@RuskinOxford   5 Dec

Delighted to welcome Ruskin partners to College today for our Mince Pie Meet. A great chance to chat, get inspired… https://t.co/Zc99NQbhNQ

@RuskinOxford   29 Nov

Our next Open Day is fast approaching! Come along and find out about our wide range of 2020 courses on Wednesday 4t… https://t.co/Mjz1PovN4W

@RuskinOxford   29 Nov

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