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


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.

September 28, 2019 14.00-16.00

Totally Thames 2019: ceramic painting workshop

We are delighted to be part of Totally Thames 2019! William Morris loved the Thames and a number of his best-loved designs, such as Windrush, Wandle and Wey, were named after rivers. Join us for a free drop-in workshop and …

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October 1, 2019 10.30 - 13.00

Arts & Crafts Textiles Tour

An opportunity to get up close to items that are rarely on show to the public with a specialist tour …

October 8, 2019 19.00

KELMSCOTT LECTURE 2019 William Morris: South Kensington & Socialism

‘I do not want art for a few, any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few’. …

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