Celebrating 120 Years
Ruskin College is delighted to be celebrating its 120th anniversary.
In February 1899, Americans Charles Beard and Walter Vrooman established Ruskin Hall, ‘a free university offering evening and correspondence courses for working class people’. Named after social visionary John Ruskin, the college quickly established itself as a pioneering socialist institution and a beacon of light for less privileged citizens who previously had little or no access to education.
Ruskin’s founding ethos remains very much in place today and the college continues to provide high quality educational opportunities to everyone, regardless of educational background and personal circumstances.
We are holding a series of exciting events celebrating this milestone in our history. Visit our eventbrite page for more information.