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Arsenic and Old Wallpaper -

The Darker Side of William Morris

1.30 pm,  Monday  June 3rd 2019

Victorian designer William Morris was a man of many faces. He is probably best known today as the creator of wallpaper, fabrics and stained glass windows, but he was also a poet, artist, philosopher, typographer and socialist. What is less well known about him is his links to the richest copper and arsenic mine in Europe and his toxic green wallpapers that are said to have poisoned thousands of people across England.

Lecturer:    Geri Parlby is a former Fleet Street journalist and film publicist. She has a first class honours degree in History and Theology, a Masters in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute and a Theology doctorate from Roehampton University in London. She has been lecturing for the past eleven years both in the UK and internationally. She is also principal lecturer on the The Arts Society South West Area’s History of Art course and is an Honorary Research Fellow at Roehampton University.

Date and Time:  1.30 pm.,  Monday  June 3rd 2019

Venue:  The Assembly Rooms, Bennett St, Bath BA1 2QH

Visitors Welcome - £10.00 at the door

The Arts Society, Bath is a member of The Arts Society, an Art Education Charity