The Twentieth Century Society

Campaigning for outstanding buildings

West Midlands

West Midlands Casework Training Seminar

We are pleased to invite you to the first of two half-day Seminars organised by The Twentieth Century Society’s West Midlands Regional Branch. These are funded by a grant from Historic England intended to build up the capacity and commitment of local communities to champion the conservation and enhancement of their own local historic environments.

In particular our Seminars have been designed to give supporters of the designated and undesignated architectural heritage of the twentieth century in the West Midlands a deeper understanding of the process of Historic England listing applications. We hope to draw in volunteers to find out how they may be able to assist in The Twentieth Century Society’s work of protecting modern architecture.

The first Seminar will focus on listing applications and will raise awareness of other measures that exist to protect 20th century heritage. Speakers will be from Historic England and the Victorian Society, as well as the national office of The Twentieth Century Society. It will be held in the John Lee room at the Birmingham and Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham on Saturday 14 October. Registration will be from 1 to 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start, and will finish at 5.30pm.

The second Seminar, to take place at a date to be advised in 2018, will focus on the planning system and responding to planning applications.

The Casework Training Seminar is open to all, but places are limited. Please reserve yours by emailing by Thursday 12 October. Priority will be given to members of The Twentieth Century Society – please provide your membership number when booking. The cost is £5 for members and £10 for non-members, payable in cash on the day please, and includes mid-afternoon refreshments.