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Historic England recommends listing Grimshaw’s Plymouth Ship at grade II*

The Twentieth Century Society is delighted that Historic England is recommending listing Plymouth’s ship shaped building at Grade II *. The awarding winning former Western Morning News headquarters,… More…


The Sage, Gateshead Photo Peter Crawshaw

C20 launches Tumblr blog

The Twentieth Century Society has launched a Tumblr blog to showcase photographs of twentieth century architecture taken by our staff, members and the public. The blog, which can… 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…


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...

Barbican: Architecture and Light. An examination of the development of the Barbican and a study of how to photograph it.

Barbican: Architecture and Light. An examination of the development of the Barbican estate and a study of how to photograph it.   Thursday 10th September, 2105 :   Alan Ainswo... Events listing...

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Coventry Central Baths & Elephant

by Lou Robson The shabby foyer of Coventry’s central baths holds few clues to the magnificent arena perched above. A modern kiosk is shoehorned into a corner and… 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...