Ruskinomics revisited

12 February 2020, 17:30 - 19:30
Cambridge campus

Andrew Hill

Award-winning Financial Times journalist Andrew Hill, author of Ruskinland: How John Ruskin Shapes Our World, examines the legacy and lessons of the work of the controversial and prescient Victorian thinker. Ruskin's prescriptions for social and economic reform have a new relevance today in tackling contemporary problems, including:

  • social inequality
  • excessive executive pay
  • flawed economic orthodoxy
  • advancing automation
  • environmental disaster
  • meaningless work.

Andrew Hill will show how the thread of concern about how we live and work ran through Ruskin's life and career as art critic, scientist, environmentalist, philanthropist and social reformer.


Andrew Hill is author of Ruskinland: How John Ruskin Shapes Our World and an Associate Editor and Management Editor of the Financial Times. He writes a weekly column on business, strategy and leadership, as well as contributing longer features, videos and podcasts and appearing regularly at conferences and on panels. He was named Business Commentator of the Year 2016 in the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards. He is also the author of Leadership in the Headlines (2016) and chair of Blueprint for Better Business, a charity encouraging and challenging companies to be a force for good. Ruskinland has been shortlisted for the 2019 Ruskin Society Book Prize.

Light refreshments from 5.30pm, talk starts at 6pm.

Andrew Hill will sign copies of Ruskinlandcopies can be bought on

Copies may be available to buy on the night.

Event Details

12 February 2020, 17:30 - 19:30
Cambridge campus
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