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.

September 22, 2018 11.00-17.00

Open House weekend 2018

We are delighted to take part again in the annual celebration of London’s built heritage, and will be open for extended hours on both days. Come and learn about William Morris, view our current exhibition in the Coach House, and …

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ALSO COMING UP

September 23, 2018 11.00-17.00

Open House weekend 2018

We are delighted to take part again in the annual celebration of London’s built heritage, and will be open for …

October 20, 2018 14.15

2018 KELMSCOTT LECTURE: PATTERNING: In Story, Society and Wallpaper

This year’s Kelmscott Lecture will be given by awardwinning writer Sarah Woods. “Without order, neither the beauty nor the imagination …

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