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.

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

QUESTIONS OF TRAVEL: WILLIAM MORRIS IN ICELAND

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

DESIGN AND CRAFTSMANSHIP IN THE 20TH AND 21ST CENTURIES

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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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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