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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.

Speaker biography

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 FT 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 be available for signing copies of his book, Ruskinland, which can be purchased on www.networkbooks.biz/shop/ruskinland-how-john-ruskin-shapes-our-world. Copies may be available to purchase on the night.

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12 Feb 2020, 5:30 pm

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LAB 006
Anglia Ruskin University
Cambridge
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