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The Ruskin College Fellowship and the First World War

Alan Shepherd, current secretary of the Ruskin Fellowship, has recently written a pamphlet with information about former Ruskin students during the 1914 – 18 war. In addition to the brief entries included to date in the archives database on this website , various students are mentioned including Ernest Ashmore, J.L.Murray,Albert Tompkins,Gilbert Ward, Fred Hanham, Fred […]

Billy Hughes Appreciation

H.D. (“Billy)” Hughes – an Appreciation Billy Hughes was Ruskin College Principal from 1950 to 1979. He, and the Vice-Principal, Henry Smith interviewed me for a place on the OU Diploma course in Economics and Political Science in the Spring of 1962. I was offered the place and began my course in October of that […]

First Women’s Studies’ student entry

Just added is a new entry from one of the first students to have taken Women’s Studies at Ruskin in 1993, Marie Thompson.  Many notable women have been ‘graduates’ of Ruskin: not least Annie Kenney, leading member of the WSPU, who was a correspondence course student.  Women were not admitted as residential students until after […]

Article on newruskinarchives on History@Work

The History@Work website – a multi-authored blog sponsored by the American based National Council on Public History as a digital meeting place for all those interested in the practice and study of public history – has just included an article by Hilda Kean on newruskinarchives. The NCPH was especially helpful in spreading the word about […]