The Ruskin Literary and Debating Society was founded in 1900 by a group of young men from a Methodist Bible Class. Opportunities for personal and professional development, except for the rich, were severely limited in those days. Yet these men wanted to improve their intellectual and public speaking abilities.
They decided to do it themselves and founded a Society named after John Ruskin, a famous and controversial English writer of the day.
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