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


Welcome to The William Morris Society, founded in 1955 to share knowledge of the life and works of William Morris amongst our members and the wider public.

The William Morris Society is a registered charity.  If you are able, please make a donation to help us continue our education work, to care for our unique collection, and to preserve the legacy of William Morris. Thank you!

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.

January 18, 2022 11.00-11.30

Coffee with a Curator: A Wedding Present from Jane Morris: The Kelmscott Press’s The History of Godefrey of Boloyne

Our first Coffee with a Curator online talk of 2022 looks forward to the most romantic month of the year as we highlight an object from the collection that relates directly to Valentine’s Day. One hundred and fourteen years ago, …

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March 1, 2022 14.00-16.30

Strawberry Thief online embroidery course with Becky Hogg

Course dates: 1, 8 and 15 March, 2pm – 4.30pm In this three session online ‘Silk and Metal thread embroidery’ …

April 6, 2022 10.00 - 16.30

Morris in Oxford: Politics and Design – a walking tour

This day long walking tour of Oxford, led by Martin Stott and Jane Bingham, will include some of the places …

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