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.

January 21, 2017 15.00

Politic Man: a performance by three4all theatre

We’re excited to welcome back three4all theatre to Kelmscott House in January. Politic Man is the true story of Alfred Salter and his wife Ada, who between them, stood for local, mayoral and parliamentary elections throughout their lives while living and …

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January 28, 2017 14.15


Clara Drummond was awarded the 2016 National Portrait Award for her portrait of friend and fellow artist Kirsty Buchanan. Their …

February 14, 2017 14.00-16.00

Family workshop: We love printing!

Get hands-on with printing! A workshop in two parts, for children age 6-12. In the first part, create your own …

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Latest news

  • Ronald Briggs

    January 11, 2017

    The Society is sorry to report the death of our former secretary, Ronald Briggs, on 28 December 2016 at the age of 90. Ronald was a founder member of the Society; indeed as the first to pay his subscription he held…

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    Arts & Crafts Hammersmith website now live!

    January 10, 2017

    Our partnership project with The Emery Walker Trust, Arts & Crafts Hammersmith, has launched a new website for the New Year, highlighting West London’s rich artistic heritage. Do take a look here.

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