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

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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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January 25, 2020 14.15

WILLIAM MORRIS AND THE FOUNDING OF THE BUILDING CONSERVATION MOVEMENT

In 1877, William Morris and Philip Webb, alarmed by the destructive “restoration” of ancient buildings that was occurring in Victorian England, together founded the Society for the Protection of Ancient…

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February 15, 2020 12.00 - 13.00

LECTURE: WILLIAM MORRIS’S FLOWERS

Morris’s sensitivity to the natural world combined with his innate talent as a designer enabled him to create patterns with endless combinations of flower forms. His ability to adapt, distort…

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February 19, 2020 10.30 - 13.00

Family Arts & Crafts Workshop: Peacocks & Dragons

Join us for creative activities inspired by two of the creatures which William Morris used in his designs – magnificent peacocks and magical dragons. Session 1 Join our Peacock Parade…

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March 10, 2020 10.00-13.00

Arts & Crafts Textile Tour

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 26, 2020 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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April 7, 2020 10.00-13.00

Arts & Crafts Wallpaper Tour

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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May 5, 2020 10.00-13.00

Arts & Crafts Textile Tour

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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June 2, 2020 10.00-13.00

Arts & Crafts Wallpaper Tour

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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