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.

June 3, 2016 11am, 12.30pm

Summer Half Term Family Arts & Crafts Workshops

“All the World’s A Stage” Come to our Shakespeare-inspired workshop in two parts: Part One: 11am-12 noon Make your own peg dolls of William Morris figures Part Two: 12.30-1.30pm Create the scenery and act out your play! Please bring a …

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June 11, 2016 14.15

“The Greatest Man I Ever Knew”: Henry Arthur Jones’s view of William Morris

This lecture will throw light on the little-known relationship between the successful playwright H.A. Jones (1851-1929) and Morris, who was …

July 9, 2016 14.15

Listing in the 21st Century

Most of us are comfortable with protecting a Georgian townhouse or the remains of a Roman villa but what about …

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Latest news

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    William Morris Society Trip to Iceland, 2016

    May 27, 2016

    There are only a few places left on our summer visit to Iceland! The trip is organised in association with Excellentia Global Travel Consultants of Reykjavik, and we hope you are able to join us as we follow in Morris’s footsteps…

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  • We are hiring!

    May 26, 2016

    ARTS AND CRAFTS HAMMERSMITH (a partnership between the William Morris Society and Emery Walker Trust) seeks an experienced, qualified and highly able ARCHIVIST to plan, manage and deliver its complex programme of archive management, cataloguing and digitisation   Arts and…

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