Lecture: Life with William Morris: A Biographer’s Perspective
16 October 2014, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Fiona MacCarthy, curator of Anarchy & Beauty: William Morris and His Legacy, 1860 - 1890, talks about her long involvement as a writer with one of the most arresting figures of Victorian Britain, tracing Morris’s progress from cosseted child of the capitalist classes to revolutionary activist. In partnership with the Royal Society of Literature.
William Morris by George Frederic Watts oil on canvas, 1870
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