Talk:Ruskin College

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Attlee at Ruskin?[edit]

I was a student between 1995-96 and this complete news to me. It was never mentioned by academics or other students. Indeed, we were embarrassed that Prescot was the only well-known Labour politician we could name associated with the college.

Any references for this fact?Moriarty73 04:32, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Attlee was not at Ruskin - he attended University College, Oxford in 1901 and left in 1904 with a second - he did some lecturing at Ruskin before joining the staff at LSE (R. C. Whiting, ‘Attlee, Clement Richard, first Earl Attlee (1883–1967)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004) Charlie odd 09:47, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Which Williams?[edit]

This article appears to conflate the deatils of two Barons Williams:

I suspect that this article intends to refer to Tom Williams, Baron Williams of Barnburgh, but I have no sources to back that up and wouldn't assume; the dates clearly refer to Thomas Edward Williams, 1st Baron Williams of Ynystir. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 21:05, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Checked the DNB reference cited, and the link as it stands points to the correct Williams, that is Thomas Williams, 1st Baron Williams.Casper Gutman 22:40, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

Walter Vrooman Founder[edit]

I am working on an article about Trenton, Missouri and the establishment of a Ruskin College there (based on the writings of John Ruskin). Various sources say Walter Vrooman from Missouri established Ruskin Hall in Oxford. I don't see any mention on the Ruskin College website (which is unfortunately very sparse in its history. This school has a very colorful history. Americasroof 02:32, 12 October 2007 (UTC)