Saturday 23 September 2017
Kelmscott Manor, Kelmscott, Lechlade, GL7 3HJ
For this year’s AGM we will be gathering in the beautiful West
Oxfordshire village of Kelmscott on the edge of the River Thames.
In the morning, T. E. Lawrence Society members are invited to join an informal visit to the Grade I Listed Kelmscott Manor — home of William Morris, the writer, designer, socialist and founder of the Arts and Crafts movement, so admired by Lawrence.
Kelmscott Manor has a significant art collection, with works by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Albrecht Durer and Breughel. Also to be seen is a facsimile of the Kelmscott Press’s The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer — “a marvellous possession, and very good to read,” Lawrence was to write when he owned his own
edition of the 1896 original.
There is no official meeting time. Kelmscott Manor opens at 11am. Members should buy their own entrance tickets and wander around at their leisure, meeting other members along the way. Bring a picnic or eat in the pleasant café.
After lunch we will make our way to the adjacent village hall for a short talk on Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement, followed by our AGM.
This should be a fascinating day out, so do come and join us, and have your say in the running of the Society. New members are especially welcome, on their own or with a friend.
More details, along with AGM papers, will be published in our summer Newsletter. For more information about Kelmscott Manor, see the Society of Antiquaries of London website HERE.