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.
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.