The Twentieth Century Society

100 Buildings 100 Years


BBC Broadcasting House, Llandaff, Cardiff

“Exemplary modernist” Welsh BBC HQ not listed

By Henrietta Billings The Twentieth Century Society is disappointed by the Welsh government’s recent decision not to list the BBC’s 1967 Broadcasting House site in Cardiff, one of… More…


meat porters ralph brown

Meat porter does sheepshearing too

  I recommend  you make the effort to catch the last few days of the current exhibition at Pangolin Gallery in Kings Cross of sculptor Ralph Brown—much of… More…

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Trinity Square Car Park, Gateshead by Rodney Gordon at Owen Luder, 1967 photo c. Richard Hook

C20 Society needs your support

Join us or donate today to play a key role in making sure the best Twentieth Century buildings survive. We rely on membership subscriptions, donations and legacies to help fund our core activities so your support is crucial. The Society has a formal role in... More...


Impact for Architectural Historians in University Departments

Monday 28 April, 10.00 - 17.00 Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2TH, London. Booking is essential. The Society is launching a series of events aimed at historians of twent... Events listing...

University of Birmingham

20th Century Architecture at the University of Birmingham Saturday 3 May 11.00 - 16.30 The University of Birmingham has one of the most diverse collections of 20th century buildings on o... Events listing...

Oxford’s Colleges in the 20th Century

Saturday 31 May - 09.50 - 17.00 TOUR LEADER: Mr Alan Berman The Collegiate life of the University of Oxford constitutes an inseparable part of Oxford's genius loci. This uniqueness of ... Events listing...

Building of the month

Ashburnham Court, Bedford by Max Lock & Partners, Front Elevation

Ashburnham Court, Bedford

by Christine Hui Lan Manley Standing amidst a row of three-storey Victorian houses, Ashburnham Court – a modern housing development comprising fifty-four flats designed by Max Lock and… More…

About us

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...