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

Events

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ALL FORTHCOMING EVENTS WILL TAKE PLACE ONLINE

April 17, 2021 15.00-16.00

Online talk: The Mirror of Everyday Life: Morris’s Book Collecting and the Kelmscott Press

In accordance with his historical, aesthetic, and political theories, William Morris’s collection of medieval manuscripts, early printed books, and books about medieval art and material culture were meant to be…

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April 20, 2021 11.00-11.30

Coffee with a Curator – online talk

Join Curator Helen Elletson online to explore some of the fascinating objects in The William Morris Society’s collection. Our Easter-themed collection highlight for April is the beautiful but relatively little-known…

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May 6, 2021 18:30-20:00

Online Session – William Morris: Wallpaper Man; Useful/Beautiful

William Morris: Wallpaper Man is an exhibition of new work made in collaboration with the William Morris Society that explores the legacy of William Morris as a visionary thinker and ‘protector’…

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May 15, 2021 15.00-16.00

Online talk: A Kelmscott Chaucer for our times

William Morris founded his Kelmscott Press in 1890 in order to save the fine art of hand printing in Britain. When in 1896 his last book, the Works of Geoffrey…

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June 4, 2021 16.00-18.00

Online embroidery course with Becky Hogg: Strawberry

Learn how to make a stunning embroidered strawberry in metal threads with designer Becky Hogg Please note that this is an online class which takes place over 2 consecutive weeks:…

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June 18, 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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June 19, 2021 15.00-16.00

Online talk: Emery Walker, typographer

Simon Loxley looks at Emery Walker’s contributions to the typographic identities of what were later called ‘the great triumvirate of English private presses’ – the Kelmscott Press, the Doves Press…

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