William Morris Society Newsletter
The William Morris Society Newsletter is a quarterly, illustrated publication which aims to provide the membership with items of topical interest.
It lists exhibitions, publications, conferences, lectures and events which may hold resonance for those interested in one or all of Morris’s spheres of influence, be they art, literature, conservation, practical craft or the ethics and personalities of the Arts and Crafts Movement.
It provides news of future Society events, reports on Society lectures and visits and describes the conduct and conclusions of committee meetings as well as the activities of individual members.
Most importantly, it provides a forum for short articles and other contributions from the membership and an informal focus for the Society.
Members receive the William Morris Society Newsletter, as well as the Newsletter of the William Morris Society in the United States. Back copies are available from Kelmscott House.
Did William Morris wallpapers really poison his customers with arsenic?
The Spring 2011 Newsletter includes a review by Patrick O’Sullivan, Editor of The Journal of William Morris Studies ('William Morris and arsenic: guilty or not proven?') of a lecture given to the Society on 13 November 2010 by Professor Andrew Meharg of the University of Aberdeen, on the subject of 'Poisonous mines, wallpaper and seamstresses - William Morris and arsenic'. Read More