This podcast was presented and edited by Dr Catherine Charlwood for the Diseases of Modern Life project.
Book for the 8th February Ruskin conference and public lecture at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History here.
The guests were
Professor John Holmes (University of Birmingham)
Dr Fraser Riddell (Trinity College, University of Oxford)
Professor Fiona Stafford (Somerville College, University of Oxford)
The quotation from Ruskin’s letter to his father was written on 31st January 1849 and can be found on page 93 of Volume 36 of The Complete Works of John Ruskin. I am indebted to William J Gatens’s 1986 article ‘John Ruskin and Music’ for highlighting this letter.
Music for this episode was extracts from ‘Qui la voce sua soave’ from Bellini’s opera I Puritani (1835). It was performed by Maria Callas at the Teatro alla Scala and directed by Tullio Serafin. This recording can be found at Liber Liber and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - Share Alike 4.0 International Licence.
In this episode, we explore how the project collaborated with Year 8 pupils at Cheney School to make Victorian Light Night (16/11/18) a success. For further information - and to view the winning designs - see our blog at www.diseasesmodernlife.org
Produced by: Dr Catherine Charlwood
With thanks to: Dr Lorna Robinson and Cheney School
Music for this episode came from the Free Music Archive, with two songs (Little Nemo Selection and L’Encore) performed by the Victor Hugo Orchestra and recorded on Edison Cylinders between 1909-1910. This music is licensed under the Public Domain Mark 1.0 License.
The sound effects came from the BBC Sound Effects Archive, which are made available for educational use under the RemArc Licence:
- Electric school bell rings. (Recorded in London, 1980.)
- One unshod horse passes at trot on rough track, with some birdsong.