Aspects of Britain is an online symposium celebrating the historian Peter Stansky’s work on George Orwell, William Morris, and the Bloomsbury group, on the occasion of his 90th birthday. Stansky is Frances and Charles Field Professor of History, emeritus, at Stanford University.

This event is co-sponsored by the Stanford History Department and Another Look Book Club. It will take place 10 a.m.–noon PST, on Saturday, January 15, 2022.

This event is not affiliated with the William Morris Society US, but we’re happy to see an event honoring such an important contributor to Morris scholarship, and a long-term and enthusiastic member of our Society.



Cambridge historian Peter Mandler will chair the symposium, featuring discussions of William Morris by Elizabeth Carolyn Miller; Bloomsbury and Virginia Woolf by Regina Marler and Marielle O’Neill; and George Orwell by John Rodden and Christopher Angel.

Elizabeth Carolyn Miller is a distinguished William Morris scholar; Regina Marler has written extensively on Bloomsbury and Virginia Woolf. Marielle O’Neill is doing pioneering work on political aspects of Virginia Woolf. John Rodden has published ten books on George Orwell. Christopher Angel, an eminent figure in the film world, is writing the script for a George Orwell movie based on Peter Stansky’s work.

A discussion will follow the presentations, with time for questions and comments. Please register online in advance in order to receive the Zoom link.