The Twentieth Century Society

Campaigning for outstanding buildings

Catch-up events

If you missed any of our virtual events, you can buy a ticket to watch the recording of it below. All ticket proceeds go towards our campaigning to protect outstanding C20 buildings and design.


REDISCOVERING REGIONAL PRACTICES 4: Wheeler & Sproson – New from Old. Lecture

Dr Diane Watters will discuss Wheeler & Sproson (1954-1990) the Scottish architects who pioneered award winning site-sensitive Modern Movement urban renewal in Scotland’s historic burghs in the 1950s and 60s


Robert Proctor will give an overview of the work and significance of Sir Percy Thomas of Cardiff and his practice.

REDISCOVERING REGIONAL PRACTICES 2: Austin Vernon & Partners in Dulwich Lecture

Ian McInnes will look in detail at the design and construction of the 1960s residential estates in Dulwich planned by the Dulwich Estate architect, Austin Vernon and Partners.


Elain Harwood will discuss Stout and Litchfield who were a small London-based practice founded in the early 1960s specialising in private houses and conversions, and later involved in the self-build movement.

Modern Houses Spring Back 3: Crystal Palace, Suffolk Lecture

The architect James Soane will talk about a 2014 refurbishment project for Crystal Palace. Formerly the Tracey House designed by Michael and Patty Hopkins completed 1978 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

This recording will be available until 10 June 2022.

Modern Houses Spring Back 2: High Sunderland, Selkirk Lecture

The architect Peter Womersley (1923-1993) designed High Sunderland near Selkirk, Scotland for textile designer Bernat Klein in 1955. The architects Matt Loader and Iain King will talk about the recent restoration.

This recording will be available until 3 June 2022.

Modern Houses Spring Back 1: Serge Chermayeff, New Haven, USA Lecture

The architect Bruce Coldham will talk about the recent refurbishment of the house Serge Chermayeff (1900-1996) designed in 1962 for himself in New Haven, Connecticut.

This recording will be available until 16 May 2022.

C20 Queer Spaces: from Finella to Sissinghurst Talk

Queer Spaces: An Atlas of LGBTQIA+ Places and Stories will be published by the RIBA in May 2022. The editors, and the authors, will talk about some significant C20 queer spaces and their remarkable stories.

This recording will be available until 9 May 2022.