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The 18th annual Ruskin Lecture, by Prof. Amy Woodson-Boulton on: “Ruskin’s Truths in the Age of Fake News”*

  •  Doheny Memorial Library, USC — Room 240 (2nd floor, Special Collections) 3550 Trousdale Parkway Los Angeles, CA, 90089 United States (map)


5:30pm Reception • 6pm Lecture • 7pm Discussion

Open to the public. Free admission.

Traditionally, September is one of the most exciting months in the RAC calendar each year. At its heart is the annual Ruskin Lecture at the Doheny Memorial Library, USC, our annual opportunity to reflect publicly on John Ruskin’s vision and its application to the issues of our time. The 18th annual Ruskin Lecture will be at 6:00pm, delivered by Prof. Amy Woodson-Boulton on the timely topic: “Ruskin’s Truths in the Age of Fake News”. 

Amy Woodson-Boulton is associate professor of British and Irish history and recent past chair of the history department at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

The lecture will be preceded at 5:30pm by an exhibition of historic books and documents from the Ruskin Art Club archive in the Feuchtwanger Room, Special Collections and a reception of hors d’oeuvres and beverages

Earlier that same day as our 18th annual lecture, Prof. Woodson-Boulton will have a conversation with students of USC’s Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics on the Ruskinian topic: “Beauty as a Public Good”

Lunch provided. The public is invited. To RSVP, visit the USC Dornsife website: