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December 3, 2021

The Influence of John Ruskin on the 1880 Restoration of St Michael’s Church (Livestream)


Explore the life and times of Walter Morrison in this lecture series featuring academics, archivists and architects.

John Ruskin is known to have visited Walter Morrison on his Malham Estate. Ruskin’s philosophies inspired the conservation movement and he was one of the co-founders of SPAB (Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings).  The conservation movement started as a reaction against the over-zealous church restorations of the Victorian era. Was Walter Morrison inspired by the conservation philosophy of John Ruskin? Is this evident in the 1880 restoration of St Michael’s, Kirkby Malham?

The speaker, Sheila Overton, is a Partner at Overton Architects.

The lecture will be held as a hybrid event: both in-person and online via zoom. In-person and online tickets need to be booked separately. You are on the online event.

We are aware that there were some sound issues with the opening lecture in the Morrison series. We will take steps to remedy this before the autumn series.