Love Is Enough: At Home With Jane & William Morris

Wednesday 2 February 2022 at 2.00 pm at the Lowther Pavilion. Members can also watch via Zoom. Guests may attend the lecture – £8 pp (pay on door)

The lecture notes leaflet can be downloaded/printed here

Given the popularity of this lecture, members may be interested in an exhibition, The Art of Wallpaper – Morris & Co, currently on display at the Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh. The exhibition explores the legacy of William Morris in over 130 original wallpapers from the Morris & Co archives. The exhibition is on until 11 June 2022. Tickets are £10.50.


Suzanne Fagence Cooper

This is Suzanne’s first visit to The Arts Society Fylde.  Suzanne studied History at Oxford University and Art History at the Courtauld Institute, and at Christie’s Education. She was a Curator and Research Fellow at the V&A Museum for 12 years, and is now a Visiting Fellow at the University of York. Suzanne has lectured extensively for museums and on Cunard liners, and undertaken broadcasts and consultancies for the BBC and Channel Four. She was Historical Consultant to Ralph Fiennes for The Invisible Woman, a film about Charles Dickens, and the BBC drama, The Living and the Dead. Publications include Pre-Raphaelite Art in the Victoria and Albert Museum (2003), The Victorian Woman (2001), and Effie Gray, Ruskin & Millais (2010). Suzanne was also Research Curator at York Art Gallery for the exhibition Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud (2019) and her most recent book is To See Clearly: Why Ruskin Matters. She is currently working on a new book: At Home with Jane and William Morris. 

You can discover more about Suzanne Fagence Cooper by visiting her website.

William Morris wrote: ‘The secret of true happiness lies in taking a geniune interest in all the details of daily life.’ This lecture looks at the houses and works of art that Jane & William made together, from the Red House to Kelmscott Manor. Through newly revealed letters & diaries, furniture, wall-hangings & beautiful books, we can explore the pioneering life they embraced with their artist friends.


Caption:The Red House in Upton, Bexleyheath, Greater London Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Attribution: Ethan Doyle White