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

What’s on

November 14, 2019 – February 29, 2020

Reimagining Nowhere: an exhibition by Benjamin Deakin

A new exhibition by contemporary British artist Benjamin Deakin exploring the notions of Utopia, Dystopia and the legacy on visual culture of Morris’s News from Nowhere. Deakin is particularly interested in…

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February 22, 2020 10.00-12.00

WORKSHOP: Printmaking: Abstract Floral Motifs

Using William Morris’s own Albion Press you will have the opportunity to explore abstract floral motif making use of letter press typography to create your own cards. Expert printmaker Jenny…

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March 10, 2020 10.00-13.00

TOUR: Arts & Crafts Textiles

This is a rare opportunity to get up close with items that are rarely on show to the public with a specialist tour of both Emery Walker’s House and the…

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March 21, 2020 12.00 - 13.00

LECTURE: Morris: The Creation of a Beautiful Home

THE WILLIAM MORRIS BIRTHDAY LECTURE From childhood, Morris was obsessively interested in both places & things; a home was, in all its aspects, an expression of that consuming passion.  Starting…

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March 26, 2020 10.00-16.30

WALKING TOUR: Morris in Oxford: Politics and Design

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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April 4, 2020 18.30

In Search of Emery Walker: a talk organised by The Emery Walker Trust

To honour Emery Walker’s birthday week, Simon Loxley will be speaking about his new book; Emery Walker: Arts, Crafts and a World in Motion. Emery Walker’s role as inspiration and…

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April 7, 2020 10.00-13.00

TOUR: Arts & Crafts Wallpaper

An opportunity 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….

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April 15, 2020 10.30 - 13.00

Family Arts & Crafts Workshop: Yarn Owls

Join us to make some beautiful owls in our coach house! Session 1 We will make yarn owls by knitting or winding yarn. Session 2: Make a wise owl hand…

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April 25, 2020 12.00 - 13.00

LECTURE: The David Parr House: an extraordinary Cambridge home

Decorated in the late Victorian era, this house lay undiscovered until a few years ago when its extraordinary story began to be uncovered. David Parr was an ‘artistic decorator’ who…

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May 4, 2020 10.00-16.00

EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP: MORRIS IN BLOOM

Come and learn some of the needlework skills used in creating the original Morris & Co. embroideries. You will have the chance to practise a range of easy free-style stitches…

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May 5, 2020 10.00-13.00

TOUR: Arts & Crafts Textiles

This is a rare opportunity to get up close with items that are rarely on show to the public with a specialist tour of both Emery Walker’s House and the…

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May 16, 2020 12.00

THE AGM OF THE WILLIAM MORRIS SOCIETY

All members are welcome to attend the AGM which will be followed by a free talk THE TAPESTRY WEAVERS AND CARPET KNOTTERS AT MERTON ABBEY With the move to Merton…

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June 2, 2020 10.00-13.00

TOUR: Arts & Crafts Wallpaper

An opportunity 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….

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June 13, 2020 12.00 - 13.00

LECTURE: Ernest Gimson and the Morrises

As a 19-year-old trainee architect in Leicester, Ernest Gimson first encountered William Morris in 1884. Thirty years later – when well established as an architect, designer and maker – he…

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July 6, 2020 10.00-16.00

EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP: MORRIS IN BLOOM

Come and learn some of the needlework skills used in creating the original Morris & Co. embroideries. You will have the chance to practise a range of easy free-style stitches…

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