Annual William Morris lecture - the suffragette movement



The third annual William Morris lecture at William Morris House Wimbledon. This year we are celebrating the 90th anniversary of our opening in 1922, using the anniversary to commemorate the role of the suffragette movement and in particular those locally who formed the Wimbledon Branch of the Women’s Social and Political Union.

Two leading authorities on the history of the suffragettes. Sheila Hancock who made the acclaimed BBC documentary “Suffragette City” and Dr Diane Wilkinson whose book “Suffragettes in Pictures” received excellent reviews and will be available at the event.

We are anxious for all those with an interest in Morris as well as the suffragettes to attend, but due to limited space we will send tickets on a first come first served basis. If you wish to bring a partner or friend do register at

The evening will start with tea and coffee on arrival followed by the talk and slide presentation. Afterwards there will be a drinks and canapé reception when those attending will be able to view our treasures. These include two Burne-Jones windows produced in Morris’s Merton Abbey works and donated to the house by a local suffragette. The signed picture from George Bernard Shaw and the original design for the Fabian window (now on display at LSE)commissioned by Shaw. Last but not least the recently discovered rare original photograph taken of Morris by his friend and collaborator Sir Emery Jones.

For those who have not visited William Morris House we are 10 minutes from Wimbledon Station and tube (District Line)as well as South Wimbledon tube ( Northern Line)

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