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

Events

BOOKING EVENTS:

Please note that unless otherwise stated:

• Talks are at Kelmscott House starting 2.15 pm.

• Latecomers will not be admitted; we advise you arrive at least 10 minutes before the talk begins.

• Tickets: members, £10; non-members, £12; students/unwaged £5

Please book tickets for talks online. Alternatively applications for tickets may be sent to the WMS office – address at the bottom of this page. Stamped addressed envelopes should accompany all postal bookings.

For childrens’ events, please phone the WMS office or email us to book your place.

The pre-booking of tickets for all events is strongly advised. Our historic Coach House lecture room has limited seating capacity and if you attend without booking beforehand you risk being turned away.

February 20, 2019 10.30 - 13.00

Family Workshop: An Icelandic Journey

“An Icelandic Journey”: a workshop in two parts for children 6-12 years On trips to Iceland in the 1870s, William Morris fell in love with its wonderful landscape and its…

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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 4, 2019 10.30 - 13.00

Arts & Crafts Textiles 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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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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March 23, 2019 14.15

In Defence of Henry Halliday Sparling

Henry Halliday Sparling, who was briefly and unhappily married to May Morris from 1890 to 1894, has often been portrayed as feeble and ineffectual. In this talk Peter Faulkner will…

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April 2, 2019 10.30 - 13.00

Arts & Crafts Textiles 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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April 13, 2019 14.15

William Morris and the Art of Biography

William Morris has attracted attention from dozens of biographers and memoirists since his death in 1896. How have depictions of Morris been shaped by culture, politics, and the conventions of…

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May 7, 2019 10.30 - 13.00

Arts & Crafts Textiles 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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