Ruskin at 200

Issue No. 60


March 2019 The architectural legacy of John Ruskin and the revival of Priory Gardens.

The speaking stones of Ruskin

Michael Hall considers the architectural legacy of John Ruskin - and finds it in conservation and preservation.

India's ancient world revealed

Sona Datta explores the extraordinary story of the Ajanti caves which transformed nineteenth-century India’s se3nse of history and self.

A tale of St Agatha’s

Charles O’Brien tells the remarkable story of St Agatha’s Church, Portsmouth.

House notes: Future weather proof

Moses Jenkins on adapting nineteenth-century buildings to face the effects of climate change.

Setting our house in order

Trustee Andrew Saint asks readers to support the interior finishes in Priory Gardens to complete the restoration and refurbishment project.


An update on the Society’s recent casework.

Case study: St Mary Magdalene, Paddington

Geoff Brandwood on the rescue of a major landmark church by G.E. Street.

Book reviews

New books on Morris’s Red House, Burne-Jones, Stained glass, Kensington Palace and mills.

News and views

The restoration of the Governor’s house, Antigua, Alfred Gilbert’s Victoria, the future of Cobden’s Dunford House and a prescient Punch cartoon from 1927.

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