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*No Meeting in August*











Monthly Meetings


The Round Table will meet May 16 at 7:30. Nick Friend will lead a discussion of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass.


If you would like to attend the Round Table, please email Tim Holton at or come to the meeting

The Hillside Club Round Table is a monthly exploration of the key writings of the founding ideals and the original animating spirit of the Hillside Club. The group will keep in sight the principles Charles Keeler laid down in The Simple Home, rooted in the aims and ideals of John Ruskin, William Morris, and locally, Bernard Maybeck—the best expression of the club's mission—their application to the founding of the Hillside Club, our own time, and how they may be relevant in today's society.


Starting with Charles Keeler's 1906 book The Simple Home, the influence of Ruskin was so foundational to Keeler's ideas that Ruskins' essay, "The Nature of Gothic" followed.

The Round Table has been responsible for two all-day symposia devoted to John Ruskin and William Morris, fathers of the Arts and Crafts Movement and thinkers seminal to the Club's ideals. Both events were co-sponsored with the Guild of St George, founded by John Ruskin in the 1870's:

"No Wealth But Life: Why John Ruskin Matters Today," held July 13, 2013

"Helping In the Work of Creation: John Ruskin and William Morris Today," held May 31, 2014. 


We invite you to explore work by and about Maybeck and suggested readings at the bottom of this page.


ALL the arts are modes of expressing the One ideal; but the ideal must be rooted in the soil of the real, the practical, the utilitarian.


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