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Saturday 16 January, Stephen Williams and Tony Chandler

Letters From England, 1895

Saturday 20 March, William Peterson

The Kelmscott Press Books in a Nineteenth Century Context


June 26, 2021 14.00 - 15.00

Online lecture: Medieval Manuscripts and Private Presses: William Morris and his Followers as Collectors and Creators of Books c. 1891-1914.

  An online lecture organised by the Institute of English Studies, University of London, and co-hosted by The William Morris Society William Morris built a large library of medieval manuscripts…

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July 17, 2021 15.00-16.00

Online talk: “What came we forth for to see that our hearts are so hot with desire”: Morris and Iceland

The four months William Morris spent in Iceland in 1871 and 1873 were transformational for him. Martin Stott will consider the prose and poetry he wrote during and immediately after…

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July 20, 2021 11.00-11.30

Coffee with a Curator – online talk

Edward Burne-Jones’s Saint Radegunda and Morris & Company in Cambridge Join curator Helen Elletson to discover some of the fascinating objects in The William Morris Society’s collection Edward Burne-Jones’s beautiful,…

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August 7, 2021 18.00 - 19.00

Online talk: A Materialist’s Paradise: William Morris and the Kelmscott Press

In the 1891 review of News from Nowhere “A Materialist’s Paradise,” Martin Hewlett charged William Morris with “exaggerat[ing] the dependence of human nature upon its environment,” and complained that Morris…

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August 17, 2021 11.00-16.00

Workshop: Wood engraving with Peter Lawrence

Come and explore the art of wood engraving with Peter Lawrence, a long term member of the Society of Wood Engravers and Morris enthusiast. Learn about the history of wood…

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