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.

February 21, 2023 18.00 - 19.00

Online lecture: Morris in Fashion

William Morris was noted for being ‘very careless and unfinished in his dress’ and he railed against the extravagances of Victorian fashion, but he was very interested in clothes and promoted the idea that they should be both practical and …

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March 21, 2023 6pm

Online Talk: The Arts & Crafts Collections at the Wilson Art Gallery and Museum, Cheltenham

The Wilson in Cheltenham is renowned for its Designated Arts and Crafts Movement collection. The gallery was recently redisplayed when …

March 29, 2023 10-16.30


This day long walking tour of Oxford will include some of the places most associated with Morris as a designer …

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Latest news

  • The William Morris Society x Warehouse collaboration

    October 25, 2022

    We are delighted to introduce an exclusive collaboration with fashion company Warehouse! A revolutionary Victorian artist, Morris introduced bold, repetitive patterns to textiles and interior design furnishings and created a collection of fashionable and influential prints that are still contemporary…

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  • Would you like to chair The William Morris Society?

    October 11, 2022

    The William Morris Society is looking to appoint a new Chair of Trustees when Stephen Bradley steps down in 2023. With 800 members worldwide, the William Morris Society celebrates the life and legacy of William Morris, the Victorian era’s greatest…

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