The Twentieth Century Society was founded in 1979, as a direct response to growing interest in C20th architecture and to complement the preservation work of the Victorian Society, which was founded in 1959.
From day one, our focus has been on preservation and education: campaigning to protect the buildings and design that characterise C20th Britain; helping as many people as possible to appreciate their importance and beauty.
Today, we are involved in a number of important campaigns, all of which involve our experts, members, volunteers and supporters. We undertake casework related to planning applications for listed buildings, as we have a statutory role in the planning system.
The new C20 magazine explores the Brut-aful Arlington House in Margate, takes a look at how Camden Town Hall's 70s concrete extension became a stylish hotel, delves into a newly accessible archive of 20th Century construction and exposes the beautiful brutalist cyanotypes of Seher Shaw and Randhir Singh.