Timeline of Developments
Some of the key developments in the history of Ruskin Mill Trust, including awards and the launching of new initiatives
Ruskin Mill Centre for Arts and Cultural Regeneration, the predecessor to Ruskin Mill Trust, is founded by Aonghus Gordon. Students from a nearby specialist school come to work alongside master craftspeople in the gardens and help restore the mill building.
|LIVING EARTH TRAINING COURSE
The Living Earth Training Course, which will become the Ruskin Mill Further Education Course, is established in Nailsworth
Ruskin Mill College receives its first Ofsted rating and is awarded ‘Grade 2 – Good’
RUSKIN MILL TRUST
Horsley Mill becomes the centre for Ruskin Mill College Ruskin Mill College receives grants of £1.2 million to support its growth and development.
The co-founded Waldorf College opens in the Centre for Science and Art in Stroud
Glasshouse College received grants and funding of £2.1 million for the refurbishment and development of the site. In addition, The Glasshouse Arts Centre received £2.1 million to develop a high quality performing arts space, theatre and heritage centre. The Ruskin Glass Centre also received £1.5 million in grants.
A co-founded Trust to assist nomadic people and develop projects that promote sustainable living and protect their traditional culture in the Sinai
The Trust received £3.1 million in grants and funding to develop Freeman College. An additional £600,000 was funded for the development of the Butcher Works and the trust was gifted the Merlin Theatre and Tintagel House
Clervaux Trust received £3.2 million in funding and grants to establish the site and facilities.
|COLEG PLAS DWBL
Following the gift of a 100- acre farm, Ruskin Mill Trust moves into Wales. Coleg Plas Dwbl opens in 2011
BRANTWOOD SPECIALIST SCHOOL
Brantwood receives grants of £60,000 for capital projects
|MASTER’S DEGREE IN PRACTICAL SKILLS THERAPEUTIC EDUCATION
MSc in Practical Skills Therapeutic Education with University of the West of England
THE FIELD CENTRE
The Field Centre is developed through grants and funding of £950,000.
Argent College receives funding and grants of £3.5 million to restore the factory and convert it into a college, and community resource. In addition, the Trust received £62,000 for work to 9 Regents Place.
£510,000 was received to develop and operate the Clervaux Army Family Centre.
MEd with Inland Norway University, Lillihammer, Norway.
The Trust receives legacy funding of £190,000 to further develop the site.
|LIFE SCIENCE TRUST
Gifted as a centre for Goethean Science research in Scotland. The Seòl Trust is also launched for adult social care
|CLERVAUX GARDEN SCHOOOL
The specialist school for 10- 19 year olds successfully launches
|COLEG TY’R EITHIN
Following the gift of the Ty’r Eithin Farm from the trustees, Coleg Ty’r Eithin is launched for 16+ in September 2020
The Golden Triangle and the Ruskin Mill Centre for Practice are launched
Trigonos in North Wales is gifted to the Trust, and a social enterprise initiative for hospitality is launched
|GRACE GARDEN SCHOOL
Part-gifted by the Catherine Grace Trust, the school opens in June 2021
Master’s Degree in Practical Skills Therapeutic Education
Huddersfield University confirms a collaboration for the launch of a new Master’s degree in Practical Skills Therapeutic Education