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.
Our museum is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 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.
The Two Honeysuckles The month of March sees the birthdays of both William and May Morris, just one day apart; William was born on 24th March 1834 and May on 25th March 1862. It therefore seems appropriate for this months …Find out more
ALSO COMING UP
When the first Kelmscott Press books began to appear in 1891, there was a tendency – certainly encouraged by Morris …April 17, 2021 15.00-16.00
In accordance with his historical, aesthetic, and political theories, William Morris’s collection of medieval manuscripts, early printed books, and books …
January 21, 2021
If you missed our first ‘Coffee with a Curator’ event on Tuesday 19 January, you can catch the recording of the talk here. This talk explores William Morris’s ‘new and lighter design’ for the Oxford Union Ceiling. Morris made his debut…
December 22, 2020
Would you like to find out more about the fascinating objects held in The William Morris Society’s collection? Our new monthly ‘Coffee with a Curator’ events will give you the chance to meet Curator Helen Elletson and take a closer…