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 21, 2016 14.30

William Morris Society Annual General Meeting

The Society’s Annual General Meeting will be held in the Adelphi Room at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Following the meeting, we will visit the David Mellor cutlery works in Hathersage, where Corin Mellor will lead a tour of the Round …

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ALSO COMING UP

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

  • Girl in a Liberty Dress

    CONGRATULATIONS TO CLARA DRUMMOND

    April 7, 2016

    We are delighted to hear that Clara Drummond has been shortlisted for the prestigious BP Portrait Award 2016. Clara’s portrait, Girl in a Liberty Dress, is of her friend, the artist Kirsty Buchanan whom she also painted for her exhibited works in…

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    William Morris Society AGM, 21st May 2016

    March 31, 2016

    The Society’s Annual General Meeting will be held at 14.30 on Saturday 21st May 2016, in the Adelphi Room at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Following the meeting, we will visit the David Mellor cutlery works in Hathersage, where Corin Mellor…

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