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
The Society has an exciting variety of exhibitions and events throughout the year.
“As if I myself should be left behind” The reasons for Morris’s journeys to Iceland are complex. The journal he wrote while he was there reveals more about them then he probably knew. As he writes about ponies and lava, …Find out more
ALSO COMING UP
A talk by Corin Mellor on the past history and current projects at David Mellor Design. Both hands-on craftsman and …October 28, 2017 14.15
We are delighted that the Society’s 2017 Kelmscott Lecture will be given by internationally renowned historian of feminism and radical …
July 18, 2017
The Society’s Trustees are looking to appoint a new Chair for the Society when Martin Stott steps down in 2018 after four years in post. The role involves: Chairing Trustee meetings and managing Trustee/staff and Trustee processes – including convening…
June 29, 2017
The craftsman who made one of the beautiful bookcases in our library recently visited the Society after more than 20 years. Read the story of his visit here.