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.
Inside the new C20 you'll find some wonderful examples of twentieth century architecture on London's Oxford Street, a profile on the beautiful book and poster work of lithographer Barnett Freedman, an investigation into why none of Denmark's post-war social housing has gained listing status, and a look at the work of Jože Plečnik's and the threatened state of his famous stadium in Ljubljana.