The Selden Society is the only learned society and publisher devoted entirely to English legal history.

This includes the history of the law, the development of legal ideas, the legal profession, the courts and legal institutions, individual judges and lawyers, legal literature and records; in short, researching the history of everything which is characteristic of our unique English common law and legal system.

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death on 9 April 2021 of our Patron, HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.  He became our Patron in  1952 after the death of His Majesty, King George VI. We gratefully acknowledge the support he gave the Society for nearly seventy years.

Becoming a member

You may use our online application form to apply for membership. We will then send you further information or put you in touch with our appropriate overseas secretary.

Alternatively you may print your form and send it by post to:

Secretary, Selden Society, School of Law, Queen Mary, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, England.

We look forward to welcoming you to membership.