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.
For 2018 we are offering opportunities to get up close to items that are rarely on show to the public with a specialist tour of both the Society’s premises and nearby Emery Walker’s House. The tours will explore the Arts …Find out more
ALSO COMING UP
William Morris is widely known as the author of News from Nowhere (1890), a utopian romance first serialised in the Socialist League’s …August 7, 2018 10.30 - 13.00
For 2018 we are offering opportunities to get up close to items that are rarely on show to the public …
June 5, 2018
We are delighted that this year’s annual Kelmscott Lecture will be given on Saturday 20 October by awardwinning writer Sarah Woods. Tickets for PATTERNING: In Story, Society and Wallpaper are available now on our events page.
May 7, 2018
The William Morris Society’s AGM will take place on Saturday 12 May at 14.15. Please note that the Society’s premises will be closed to general visitors for the afternoon. The meeting will be followed by a talk by Lord Sawyer…