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

Welcome

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.

About William Morris

What's on

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

October 27, 2021 11.00-15.00

“I want a real revolution”: Banner making workshop for environmental change

We are delighted to take part in the inaugural Hammersmith & Fulham Climate Carnival in the week leading up to COP26 – the United Nations’ climate conference which is held in Glasgow this November. In this free drop-in workshop inspired by William Morris’s environmentalist views and Arts and Crafts political …

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ALSO COMING UP

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 & …

November 13, 2021 15.00-16.00

Online talk: Gardens of the Arts and Crafts movement

Most known for its influence on architecture and art, the Arts and Crafts movement also played an important role in …

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Latest news

  • Collaboration with Fine Cell Work

    September 28, 2021

    The charity Fine Cell Work makes beautiful handmade products in British prisons. Teaching prisoners high-quality needlework boosts their self-worth, instils self-discipline, fosters hope and encourages them to lead independent, crime-free lives. The William Morris Society is delighted to support this…

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  • ‘The Kelmscott Press and its Legacies’ – now open for booking!

    September 20, 2021

    Book now for our Symposium on Saturday 6 November exploring the legacies of William Morris’s Kelmscott Press. The Symposium will be held at St Bride Foundation in central London, and will also be livestreamed.  Keynote speakers are Dr Marcus Waithe…

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