Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts

I’m very interested in the Arts and Crafts Movement, and associated artists and communities, as well as ‘Back to the Land’ movements and progressive education.  See also the section of this website on ‘The Simple Life’.  I have lectured on Edward Thomas and the Arts and Crafts Movement, and I’ve written about the movement for A Cambridge History of World War One Poetry.  The Arts and Crafts Movement also featured in my Chatterton Lecture at the British Academy.




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Our dog, Morris, is named after William Morris.

William Morris by Henry Halliday Sparling
film negative, early 1890s   NPG x19621 © National Portrait Gallery, London