William Morris in Iceland

  • 3 June 2020
  • 12:15 - 13:00
  • This is a live talk on Zoom, for which you will need to register in advance on Eventbrite. Find out more and book your place.


    We ask for a minimum donation of £1 to join the talk. Your donation will support exhibitions, conservation and educational work at the William Morris Gallery during closure and when we reopen to the public. If you are a Waltham Forest resident you can join without donating by using the code WFVIRTUALCULTURE.


William Morris was by no means a great Victorian explorer, and only rarely travelled outside of Great Britain. However, he found himself increasingly drawn to Iceland and in 1871 embarked upon a six-week exploration of the country. During this time Morris kept a diary recording his daily thoughts and actions, something he never otherwise did. We therefore know more about Morris’s daily events in Iceland than virtually any other point in his life. For our next William Morris Gallery online talk, join assistant curator Ainsley Vinall for a virtual exploration of Iceland with Morris’s journal as our guide.