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

What’s on

August 30, 2018 – February 28, 2019

Drawing With Light: Photographs from The William Morris Society Collection

Our new exhibition in the Coach House brings together for the first time original photographic reproductions and digital prints taken from glass lantern slides. In curating this exhibition, Drawing with…

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November 17, 2018 14.15

William Morris & Wood Engraving

This talk will focus on two decades in the career of William Morris – the 1860s and the 1890s, when he was directly concerned with wood engravings and the ‘art…

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December 1, 2018 14.15

Beyond Ophelia: A celebration of Lizzie Siddal

Lizzie Siddal was an artist, poet, and professional member of the Pre-Raphaelite artistic circle, and yet today she is remembered mainly as the model for the iconic Millais painting, Ophelia, and…

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January 26, 2019 14.15

Mary Watts’s Diary: A record

In 1886, Mary Fraser-Tytler, Scottish artist of 39, married George Frederic Watts, thirty years older, then at the height of his fame as a guru of the London art world…

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February 13, 2019 10.00 - 16.00


Come & enjoy this embroidery workshop in the Coach House at  KELMSCOTT HOUSE! Learn to embroider in the art needlework style pioneered by William Morris & his family. Expert tutor Sally Roberson…

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February 23, 2019 14.15

Kelmscott Manor: Past, Present and Future

The Society of Antiquaries has owned, curated and conserved Kelmscott Manor since 1962. With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund it has recently embarked on a major project which encompasses…

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March 21, 2019 10.00-16.30

Morris in Oxford: Politics and Design Walking Tour

Martin Stott and Jane Bingham This day long walking tour of Oxford will include some of the places most associated with Morris as a designer and maker, and his later…

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