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.
Don’t miss this wonderful performance by soprano Katie Hinchcliffe and pianist Callum Hüseyin of songs that would have been enjoyed by both the Morris and Walker families in their Hammersmith homes. The ticket price includes a glass of wine or …Find out more
ALSO COMING UP
An opportunity to get up close to items that are rarely on show to the public with a specialist tour …May 8, 2019 10.00-13.00
During his career William Morris produced over 50 wallpaper designs, many of which are still available and popular today, and …
April 18, 2019
The Society’s AGM will take place on Saturday 18 May at 14.00, and will be followed at 15.00 by a free talk from Professor Florence Boos on ‘Morris’s Uncollected Essays: From Liberal Party Speaker to Socialist Elder Statesman’. All members…
March 4, 2019
We are delighted that Tristram Hunt, historian, former MP and current director of the V&A museum, has agreed to give this year’s Kelmscott Lecture. Dr Hunt will speak on William Morris: South Kensington & Socialism. The lecture will take place…