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

Welcome

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

What's on

The Society has an exciting variety of exhibitions and events throughout the year.

December 7, 2019 14.15

EVELYN DE MORGAN AND JANE MORRIS: REINVENTING PRE-RAPHAELITISM

Evelyn De Morgan visited Kelmscott Manor in the early 20th century with one clear objective, to use Jane Morris as her muse. Despite following so clearly in Rossetti’s footsteps, her intentions as a radical feminist artist were quite different. Jane …

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ALSO COMING UP

January 25, 2020 14.15

WILLIAM MORRIS AND THE FOUNDING OF THE BUILDING CONSERVATION MOVEMENT

In 1877, William Morris and Philip Webb, alarmed by the destructive “restoration” of ancient buildings that was occurring in Victorian …

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Latest news

  • New Opportunity: Youth Advisor at The William Morris Society

    November 19, 2019

    Youth Advisor at The William Morris Society Closing date:  December 6th, 2019 Salary: Unpaid; Travel Expenses. Location: London, UK We are currently recruiting for one or more Youth Advisor(s) aged 18 to 25 to join our Education and Marketing committees to bring different…

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  • Malcolm Sinclair

    November 19, 2019

    We were saddened to hear of the death of Malcolm Sinclair on 3rd November, after a long illness. Malcolm was an active member of The William Morris Society for many years and was awarded Life Membership in recognition of his…

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