The Twentieth Century Society

100 Buildings 100 Years


William Mitchell mural, Bracknell Town Centre

Bracknell’s open air ‘history lesson’ under threat

The Twentieth Century Society has submitted an urgent spot listing application for Bill Mitchell’s remarkable sculptural panels in Bracknell Town Centre, under threat from large scale town centre redevelopment… More…


Gerald Moira, A War Allegory, 1916, courtesy Alan Powers, The Shadow of 1914 conference

The Shadow of 1914

I have long admired the mural above the stage at the Wigmore Hall, and have just discovered it is by Gerald Moira, who also worked at the Old… More…

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Preston Bus Station. Photograph taken by Shirley Searle.

C20 Architecture needs your support

Twentieth century architecture and design needs your support Join the Society or donate today to ensure the best twentieth century buildings survive. Membership subscriptions, additional donations and legacies… More…


Sites of Memory I - Westminster War Memorial Walk

Sites of Memory 2 - A Westminster War Memorial Walk. Generously Supported By The Heritage Lottery Fund. Saturday  29 November, 2014, 10.30am As we begin four years of com... Events listing...

Sculpture and Architecture:William Mitchell on himself

Sculpture and ArchitectureDuring most of the twentieth century, the relationship between architecture and sculpture was a strong one, created through collaboration on major public buildings,... Events listing...

Photographing Architecture

100 Buildings 100 Years Architectural Photography Workshop Saturday, 24th January, 11am-3pm Learn how to photograph architecture like a pro at a  practical workshop accompan... Events listing...

Building of the month

NLA Tower (No. 1 Croydon) Photo © John Grindrod

NLA Tower, Croydon

by John Grindrod What did Richard Seifert, Britain’s most ubiquitous designer of skyscrapers, think of his famous towers? ‘They are dramatic’ he told the Daily Mirror in 1974…. More…

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Dorothy Annan mural in Farringdon Road

Protecting C20th architecture and design

The Twentieth Century Society exists to safeguard the heritage of architecture and design in Britain from 1914 onwards. The Society’s prime objectives are conservation, to protect the buildings and design that characterise the Twentieth Century in Britain, and education, to extend our knowledge and appreciation of them. More...