This section emphasises visual material relating to students at Ruskin College. If you wish to contribute please email a JPG and a short description/caption to: newruskinarchives [at] gmail [dot] com
Ruskin students 1984 -6 at Ruskin Hall
I hope the attached photo is of interest. It shows some of the Ruskin College 1984 intake (studying 1984-86), and some of the kind Ruskin Hall kitchen and housekeeping staff. John Hughes, the then Principal, can be glimpsed in the back row (centre right). The ... Read more
Ruskin students 1957 – 9
Photo provided by Ed Coker. See his entry under the database
Annual Reunion Ruskin Hall Fraternal League 1901
This is a picture of the first annual reunion of the RHFL in May 1901, published in Young Oxford in August 1901. Although I know the names of all RHFL members, I do not know what most of them look like. Teddy Traynor is second ... Read more
RUSKIN HALL FRATERNAL LEAGUE 1900
The Ruskin Hall Fraternal League was founded in March 1900 as way for ex-students to keep in touch with each other. This is a picture of the first page of its first newsletter which was published in the college magazine, Young Oxford, in October 1900. ... Read more
Gordon Malpass end of summer school student show
These seem to be 4 page script of an end of Summer School performance entitled ‘ The Raw Deal or a Process of Maturation’. It seems to include the names of student performers including Gordon Malpass, Charles Butler,Henry Collins, Ernest Best, G.Brown, John Goodwin.
There are also choruses from miners and female students.
Further details /clarifications very ... Read more
Gordon Malpass Oxford University Diploma 1963Read more Gordon Malpass and the class of 1962 / 3
These items are submitted by Sheridan Malpass,Gordon’s daughter.
Note the signatures of the football team written on their jerseys. They seem to read:
Front row: Gordon Malpass, Terence Harrison, Peter Reith,Jan H ? , Peter Shaw
Back row: Reif Connell?, ? Connelly,Mike Haywood,David Hawley, Bill Niven, Graham ?
Accurate names will be very welcome!
Also see the entry ... Read more
Cartoon of Ruskin students 1983 – 4 by Jim Needle
Jackie Favarin who kindly submitted this image writes: ‘This is one of the pictures drawn by Jim Needle who was the Oxford Mail’s cartoonist, which used to hang in the Carpenter’s Arms in Jericho. I can remember at least the first names of most of those caricatured:
In the tank: Kevin; Shane the pub Labrador; Graham; ... Read more
Photo of student farewell 1981
This is an image of Julie Taylor and Ken Oldfield who obtained the Certificate Qualification in Social Work CQSW and the Diploma in Applied Social Studies. John Hughes was principal at this time. Julie writes ,’The photograph was taken at the Walton Street site and looking from left to right, focus on the front row, ... Read more
Letter of congratulations from Bill Hughes (1964)
Envelope and letter of congratulations from Bill Hughes to John Donaldson, 29th July 1964.Read more
End of year marks, 1963
John Donaldson’s end of year marks, 1963Read more
Postcards of Ruskin College (1960s)
Postcards of Ruskin College, Walton St (1960s)
With thanks to John Donaldson
Photograph of Ruskin College, Walton St, 1960s
with thanks to John DonaldsonRead more
Oxford University diploma pass list, 1964
Oxford University diploma pass list, 1964
Ruskin intake 1962 – group photograph
Group photograph, 1962 (with thanks to John Donaldson)Read more
Cover, The Story of Ruskin College
Cover from The Story of Ruskin College (Revised Third Edition, 1968)
With thanks to John DonaldsonRead more
Picture of the Rookery, 1962
From the Annual Report for Year Ended 31st July, 1962 (Ruskin College, Oxford) and Statement of Accounts (36pp)
With thanks to John Donaldson.Read more
1964 Grant award letter
A grant award letter from Doncaster Council to John Donaldson to study a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
From the minutes of a TGWU branch meeting
In the course of his research Jack Saunders came across this on the presentation by his union branch of three books to assist Len Rankin in his studies at Ruskin.
The details for that minute about Len Rankin…
Archive: Modern Record Centre, Coventry.
Collection: Alan Thornett Collection.
File reference: MSS391/1/7/6
File content: Minutes of fortnightly meetings of ... Read more
Walton Street building and The Rookery
Here are scans of two more original and unused Ruskin postcards:
Walton Street building. I imagine this one dates from before the first world war as on the the reverse is printed ‘Oxford, Ruskin College – New Buildings’ which were new in 1908 I think.
The Rookery. This is ... Read more
Engineer students at Ruskin 1906
The custom was for photographs to be taken of students organised on the basis of their union. In the early years funding ... Read more
Ernest Fisher – Yorkshire miner goes to Oxford in 1946
These three pages of an article published in Picture Post on 19 January 1946 were found by Paul Martin on ... Read more
Ephemera from 1986 – 88
The images below on a personal level, are souvenir odds and ends accrued either purposefully or accidentally when I was a History Diploma student at Ruskin College (1986-88). They have been buried away in lofts, albums and cupboards in the intervening years and only intermittently looked at. I had forgotten about some of them ... Read more
Visits were a feature of Ruskin History courses from at least the 1990s. This particular trip took place in the Summer term of 1994 at the end of the year in which ... Read more
A new Ephemera section has been added to the site emphasising visual material relating to students at Ruskin College. Can you help us identify any former students pictured? If you wish to contribute please email a JPG and a short description/caption to: newruskinarchives comRead more