The Twentieth Century Society

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Former Western Morning News Company HQs

Urgent listing plea for Plymouth’s ‘ship’

The Twentieth Century Society has submitted an emergency spot listing application to English Heritage in a bid to save Plymouth’s award winning ‘ship’ from demolition. The listing application… More…


69-89 Oxford Street, London, department store of 1929 about to be demolished in 2015. Photo © Sarah J Duncan

BBC shows C20 Society at work in Oxford Street

Last week the work of the C20 Society was featured in the BBC documentary series Oxford Street Revealed. C20 conservation advisors Henrietta Billings and Clare Price, with photographer Sarah… 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…


Bracken House: Post War Listing and Renewal - Evening Lecture

Evening Lecture Bracken House: Post War Listing and Renewal Bracken House, or 1 Cannon  Street, was built by Sir Albert Richardson in 1959 as the headquarters and printing works for th... Events listing...

Gallery on The Street

Gallery on the Street   Saturday 14 March Meet at 2.15pm for 2.30pm start   Join Alexandra Epps, Tate Guide and City of London Guide, for a fascinating stroll through the City of L... Events listing...

B & B - Bratislava and Brno

B & B – Bratislava & Brno   Other than beginning with 'B' these cities would, at first glance, have little in common other than their location in Central Europe - bu... Events listing...

Building of the month

Fawley Power Station 1

Fawley Power Station

When John Betjeman addressed the Solent Protection Society in the days before construction began on Fawley Power Station (1964-71, Farmer and Dark) he spoke of the “new architecture… 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...