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
Martin Stott and Jane Bingham This day long walking tour of Oxford will include some of the places most associated …March 21, 2018 18.00-19.30
William Morris was the most prominent Victorian artist to embrace the new socialist movement of the 1880s. From 1883 to …
February 1, 2018
We are delighted to host a launch event for Florence Boos’ new edition of William Morris’s Socialist Diary on Wednesday 21st March. William Morris was the most prominent Victorian artist to embrace the new socialist movement of the 1880s. Written…
December 5, 2017
Our museum will be open as usual on Thursdays and Saturdays from 2-5pm during the festive period. If you need a last minute gift, we have lots of ideas in our shop! You can find Christmas cards, calendars, handmade Morris…