Thursday 22nd June, 7pm – Shelley Unbound, A William Morris Talk by Karl Scheinder

During his short life Percy Byshe Shelley was reviled, persecuted and censored – hardly any of his poems or essays were published in his lifetime. And in the 200 years since his death his works have been repeatedly castrated and patronised by the literary establishment. To generations of students he has been portrayed as a romantic, ethereal poet, praised for his “lyricism” and love poems while his radical ideas and powerful political poems were ignored or written off as youthful naivete.

The House’s Director Karl Scheinder will talk about Shelley’s significance in politics and his influence on the arts and, more pointedly, William Morris.

This talk is part of William Morris House’s Centenary events.

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William Morris House was originally a large Victorian family home, which is now used to provide meeting rooms for a variety of activities.

We are a vibrant community centre with excellent meeting facilities located on The Broadway in Wimbledon, South London SW19.

We provide rentable space for a wide number of activities and groups, including; Tango lessons, Children’s Dance and Singing classes, Meditation, Public speaking tuition, Art and Drawing classes, Lectures and various Self-help groups.


Here are some of the facilities we offer:

  • Four meeting rooms seating between 12 and 50 people
  • A small kitchen with facilities (dishwasher, cooker, fridge, sink and kettle etc)
  • A communal break-out area
  • 3 toilets situated on the upper ground, 2nd and 3rd floors
  • Access friendly to the upper ground floor (with an external lift) and Room 1
  • Superbly located between Wimbledon Rail station and South Wimbledon Tube station
  • Tables and chairs available for all to use
  • Highly competitive room rates – Wi-Fi Ready

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Where To Find Us

The William Morris Meeting Rooms,
William Morris House
267 The Broadway, Wimbledon
London, SW19 1SD

We are approx. 6 mins walk from South Wimbledon tube station on the Northern Line and 10 mins from Wimbledon Rail Station/ District Line.

Buses 57,93,131 and 219 stop outside.

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