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.
William Morris taught himself how to embroider, and his daughter May was a talented embroidery designer. In this fun family workshop we will look at some of Morris’s designs for inspiration and then you will create and sew your own …Find out more
ALSO COMING UP
For 2018 we are offering opportunities to get up close to items that are rarely on show to the public …September 8, 2018 14.15
The history of Merton Abbey Mills, a textile factory near the medieval site of Merton Priory, dates back to the …
July 18, 2018
Please note that the talk on Henry Halliday Sparling which was due to take place on 15 September has been cancelled due to ill health. We hope to reschedule it for another date and are sorry for any disappointment. A…
July 3, 2018
The lastest Working Paper from CUSP (the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity) explores the role of work in historical utopias including News From Nowhere, with contributions from Simon Mair, Angela Druckman and Tim Jackson. Read it here.