• The History of Morris & Co.

Uncover the history of Morris & Co. from its beginnings to the present day in this exclusive talk. 

Known as 'Mrs Morris' due to her all-encompassing knowledge of the firm, Caroline Bennett-Jane offers expert insights into the history of one of Britain's most well-loved companies. 

Regarded by some as the world's greatest designer, William Morris (1834-96) is one of the most outstanding figures of the Arts & Crafts movement. 

Caroline Bennett-Jane from Morris & Co. presents an illustrated history of the company, offering exclusive insights from the beginnings of the business as Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. in 1861 through to the present day. Learn how these timeless designs came to still be in such demand. 


Every ticket sold supports the work of The Dovecot Foundation to advance visual art, craft, and design in all its forms.


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