Welcome to The William Morris Society, founded in 1955 to make the life, work and ideas of William Morris (1834-96) better known. Our purpose is to share knowledge of the life and works of William Morris amongst our members and the wider public. We do this through our publications, events, education programme, library and exhibitions of work by and relating to Morris.
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
The Society has an exciting variety of exhibitions and events throughout the year.
Use our new weaving looms and a variety of yarns to create a placemat or bookmarks. Find out how to turn coloured paper into a design inspired by William Morris. All materials are provided, and you will take your creations …Find out more
ALSO COMING UP
An opportunity to get up close to items that are rarely on show to the public with a specialist tour …September 7, 2019 14.00
Join us for an afternoon of radical poetry marking the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre. Actor Adjoa Andoh, writer …
August 17, 2019
The last day of our six-day trip was marked by much rain, frequent laughter, regret at leaving the Midsomer Maiden, and pleasure on arriving at Kelmscott Manor. This day, like the previous ones, began with a Morris Read-Around: each person…
August 16, 2019
“We were soon under way and going at a fair pace through the beautiful reaches of the river between Bensington and Dorchester.” These words from “News from Nowhere” exactly describe the start of our fifth day on the Thames. We…