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.

July 26, 2017 13.00 - 15.30

SUMMER HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS WORKSHOPS: WE LOVE PRINTING!

A workshop in two parts: create a print using natural materials inspired by William Morris designs and his garden, then make your own printing blocks or use our special wooden blocks to create your own wallpaper. Cost: £5 per child, …

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ALSO COMING UP

July 29, 2017 10.30 - 13.00

SUMMER HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS WORKSHOPS: WE LOVE BUNTING!

A workshop in two parts. In the first part, we will create a special Kelmscott House bunting together.  Our work …

August 16, 2017 13.00 - 15.30

SUMMER HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS WORKSHOP: WE LOVE MAY MORRIS!

A workshop in two parts: first, weave your own design on our looms using a range of colourful wools and …

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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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