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


Welcome to The William Morris Society, founded in 1955 to share knowledge of the life and works of William Morris amongst our members and the wider public.

The William Morris Society is a registered charity.  If you are able, please make a donation to help us continue our education work, to care for our unique collection, and to preserve the legacy of William Morris. Thank you!

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.

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What's on

The Society has an exciting variety of exhibitions and events throughout the year.

September 21, 2021 11.00-11.30

Coffee with a Curator – online talk

The Residents of Kelmscott House From the inventor of the electric telegraph to a one hundred-year-old actress: the remarkable residents of William Morris’s Kelmscott House In celebration of London Open House this month, our September talk will highlight the fascinating …

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October 16, 2021 15.00-16.00

Online talk: Albion no. 6551: The Kelmscott Goudy Press

Acquired by Morris for the printing of The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (1896), Albion no. 6551, or the Kelmscott/Goudy Press, …

November 6, 2021 10.00-18.00

Symposium: The Kelmscott Press and its Legacies

Keynote speakers: Dr Marcus Waithe (University of Cambridge), ‘Pocket Cathedrals: Craftsmanship, Architecture, and the Kelmscott Press’; Yoshiko Yamamoto (Arts & …

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