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



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.

March 22, 2017 10.30am

Morris in Oxford: Politics and Design NOW SOLD OUT

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 25, 2017 14.15

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings’ William Morris Craft Fellowship

In 1986 the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) founded the William Morris Craft Fellowship, a six-month training programme which aims to broaden the skills and experience of craftspeople from…

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March 28, 2017 10.00-17.00

Sew Beautiful and Useful: William Morris Textile Workshop NOW SOLD OUT

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting two textile workshops in partnership with The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings in March 2016. Led by Susie Vickery,…

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April 12, 2017 14.00-16.00


Come along to our Arts & Crafts workshop with an Easter theme! A workshop in two parts, for children age 6-12. In the first part, make an Easter egg decoupage:…

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April 22, 2017 14.15

Retailing Morris & Co: The evidence of the log books

A talk by Keren Protheroe, archivist at Sanderson, which holds the archives of Morris & Co. William Morris co-founded the design company, originally known as Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Co.,…

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May 20, 2017 14.15

William Morris and Radical Print

Elizabeth Miller will explore the literary culture of Britain’s radical press from 1880 to 1910, a time that saw a flourishing of radical political activity as well as the emergence…

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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…

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September 23, 2017 14.15


William Morris described Iceland as ‘that most romantic of all deserts,’ journeying there in 1871 and 1873 to escape domestic difficulties. Lavinia Greenlaw will explore our conflicted reasons for not…

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October 14, 2017 14.15


A talk by Corin Mellor on the past history and current projects at David Mellor Design. Both hands-on craftsman and design entrepreneur, David Mellor was a key figure in British…

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