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

Events

BOOKING EVENTS:

Please note that unless otherwise stated:

• Talks are at Kelmscott House starting 2.15 pm.

• Latecomers will not be admitted; we advise you arrive at least 10 minutes before the talk begins.

• Tickets: members, £10; non-members, £12; students/unwaged £5

Please book tickets for talks online. Alternatively applications for tickets may be sent to the WMS office – address at the bottom of this page. Stamped addressed envelopes should accompany all postal bookings.

For childrens’ events, please phone the WMS office or email us to book your place.

The pre-booking of tickets for all events is strongly advised. Our historic Coach House lecture room has limited seating capacity and if you attend without booking beforehand you risk being turned away.

October 27, 2017 10.30 - 13.00

October half term craft day: Gathering Leaves

Come and learn about William Morris at our Autumn half term craft day! The workshop will be split into two sessions: Session 1: Decorate a cloth bag with Autumn leaves…

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October 28, 2017 14.15

2017 KELMSCOTT LECTURE: REBEL CROSSINGS: WILLIAM MORRIS AND SOCIALISM IN BRISTOL AND MANCHESTER

We are delighted that the Society’s 2017 Kelmscott Lecture will be given by internationally renowned historian of feminism and radical social movements, Sheila Rowbotham. Sheila will draw on her latest…

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December 2, 2017 14.15

May Morris: A Daughter’s Story

May Morris was a skilful embroiderer and jeweller and she lived for much of her life beside the river in Hammersmith, first at Kelmscott House and then at 8 Hammersmith…

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December 17, 2017 14.15

Zadok Baroque

We are delighted to welcome back the Zadok Baroque ensemble for their 15th annual festive celebration at The William Morris Society! Carl Stamitz – Opus 16 Byron Mahoney – flute Ben Sansom…

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January 27, 2018 14.15

Domestic Design: The Silver Studio (1880-1963)

First opening its doors in 1880, the Silver Studio was responsible for the designs behind thousands of textiles, wallpapers, carpets, and even clocks and cutlery, which filled late nineteenth- and…

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January 31, 2018 10.00 - 16.00

HANDMADE IN HAMMERSMITH: Embroidery Workshop with Sally Roberson

Come & enjoy this embroidery workshop in the Coach House at  KELMSCOTT HOUSE! Learn to embroider in the ART NEEDLEWORK style pioneered by William Morris & his family Suitable for either beginners…

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February 16, 2018 13.00-17.30

Nature of Prosperity: Ethics and Utopias

Nature of Prosperity Dialogue with Rowan Williams, Ruth Levitas, Roger Scruton and Melissa Lane Friday, 16 February 2018 CUSP and the William Morris Society are delighted to invite you to a joint symposium…

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February 17, 2018 10.00 - 16.00

HANDMADE IN HAMMERSMITH: Embroidery Workshop with Sally Roberson

Come & enjoy this embroidery workshop in the Coach House at  KELMSCOTT HOUSE! Learn to embroider in the ART NEEDLEWORK style pioneered by William Morris & his family Suitable for either beginners…

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March 14, 2018 10.00-16.30

Morris in Oxford: Politics and Design Walking Tour

Martin Stott and Jane Bingham This day long walking tour of Oxford will include some of the places most associated with Morris as a designer and maker, and his later…

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March 24, 2018 14.15

A Better More Beautiful World: The De Morgans, Their Lives and Legacies

Bust of Pan William De Morgan Circa 1872-1904 De Morgan Collection curator Claire Longworth will discuss the lives and legacies of Arts and Crafts couple William and Evelyn De Morgan,…

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April 21, 2018 14.15

William Morris & Red House

Red House was the only house commissioned by William Morris and the first independent architectural work of his close friend and collaborator, Philip Webb. For five intense years from 1860-65, it…

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May 23, 2018 14.00-17.00

MoDA in conversation: Morris and Silver: Comparing Contemporaries

Silver Studio Art Nouveau design, 1899 Image copyright of The Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, Middlesex University Design contemporaries Arthur Silver and William Morris died within months of each…

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