Perpetuating the memory of one of the greatest men of the Victorian age


Welcome to The William Morris Society, founded in 1955 to make the life, work and ideas of William Morris (1834-96) better known.  Our purpose is to share knowledge of the life and works of William Morris amongst our members and the wider public. We do this through our publications, events, education programme, library and exhibitions of work by and relating to Morris.


About the society

An introduction to William Morris

William Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) was a revolutionary force in Victorian Britain whose work dramatically changed the fashions and ideologies of the era. As a craftsman, designer, poet, printer, socialist, novelist, and environmentalist, Morris was not only influential in his own time, but his legacy remains alive and important today.

About William Morris

What's on

The Society has an exciting variety of exhibitions and events throughout the year.

March 22, 2017 10.30am

Morris in Oxford: Politics and Design NOW SOLD OUT

Martin Stott and Jane Bingham This day long walking tour of Oxford will include some of the places most associated with Morris as a designer and maker, and his later political engagement with the city. Lunch and any admission charges …

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March 25, 2017 14.15

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings’ William Morris Craft Fellowship

In 1986 the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) founded the William Morris Craft Fellowship, a six-month training programme which …

March 28, 2017 10.00-17.00

Sew Beautiful and Useful: William Morris Textile Workshop NOW SOLD OUT

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting two textile workshops in partnership with The Society for the Protection …

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