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.

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.

October 23, 2019 10.30 - 13.00

Half term workshop: The King of the Golden River

John Ruskin, who was born 200 years ago in 1819, originally wrote The King of the Golden River in 1841for 12 year old Effie Gray. It’s a story of the triumph…

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November 5, 2019 10.30 - 13.00

Arts & Crafts Textile 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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November 6, 2019 09.30 - 17.00

Symposium: Morris & Co. Interiors

The Morris & Co. interior is an instantly recognisable aesthetic, devised to bring art into the everyday, and give joy to both maker and user. This symposium on Wednesday 6…

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November 16, 2019 14.15

THE PRE-RAPHAELITES AND SCIENCE

In their manifestos from the early 1850s, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood argued that art should model itself on science, aiming to achieve the same standards of rigour, precision and truth. In…

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November 26, 2019 10.30 - 13.00

The Final Arts & Crafts Textile Tour of the Year

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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November 30, 2019 14.00

Reimagining Nowhere: Benjamin Deakin and Diana Taylor in conversation

Starting with personal introductions to Benjamin Deakin and Diana Taylor’s artwork they will discuss the enduring relevance of Morris’ work and writings to contemporary artists and fine art practice today. In particular they…

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December 7, 2019 14.15

EVELYN DE MORGAN AND JANE MORRIS: REINVENTING PRE-RAPHAELITISM

Evelyn De Morgan visited Kelmscott Manor in the early 20th century with one clear objective, to use Jane Morris as her muse. Despite following so clearly in Rossetti’s footsteps, her…

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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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