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, the languages of the law, legal portraiture and costume; in short, researching the history of everything which is characteristic of our unique English common law and legal system.

And because for most of the nation’s history, the only continuous records have been legal records, there is in them a wealth of incidental information on every aspect of contemporary life and conditions to be found in no other source.

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.