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
The Society has an exciting variety of exhibitions and events throughout the year.
This lecture gives the inside story about William Morris and his impact on wallpaper design. We begin with fancy French papers – the most fashionable in 1834, the year Morris was born. By the 1840s these were rejected by British leaders of the …Find out more
ALSO COMING UP
William Morris was noted for being ‘very careless and unfinished in his dress’ and he railed against the extravagances of …
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…
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…