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

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

• Tickets: members, £12; non-members, £14; students/unwaged £7

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.

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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