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.
This talk will focus on two decades in the career of William Morris – the 1860s and the 1890s, when he was directly concerned with wood engravings and the ‘art of the book’. First, as engraver himself, with the planned …Find out more
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We were saddened to hear of the death of Sonia Crutchlow, whose connection with The William Morris Society went back more than 25 years. Sonia was involved with the organisation in a number of ways, as a member of the…