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

Welcome

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.

May 23, 2017 10.00-12.30

Arts & Crafts Textiles Tour NOW SOLD OUT

A specialist tour of both The William Morris Society’s premises and nearby 7 Hammersmith Terrace, the home of Morris’s friend and associate Emery Walker, with a particular focus on the Arts & Crafts textiles in both collections. The event will …

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ALSO COMING UP

May 31, 2017 14.00-16.00

MAY HALF TERM WORKSHOP: FLOWERS, BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES

Come along to our Arts & Crafts workshop with a springtime theme inspired by William Morris’s design Trellis. A workshop in two …

September 23, 2017 14.15

“AS IF I MYSELF SHOULD BE LEFT BEHIND”: WILLIAM MORRIS IN ICELAND, A TALK BY LAVINIA GREENLAW

“As if I myself should be left behind” The reasons for Morris’s journeys to Iceland are complex. The journal he …

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Latest news

  • 2016 Annual Report

    May 8, 2017

    The Society’s Annual Report for 2016 is now available to read here.

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  • Annual General Meeting

    May 5, 2017

    The Society’s 2017 AGM will take place at 14.15 on Saturday 20 May, in the Coach House, 26 Upper Mall, Hammersmith W6 9TA. An election for Trustees will be held during the meeting. Members are encouraged to attend, but please…

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