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.

Lord Judge’s Selden Society-Inns of Court Annual Lecture for 2022, ‘1622 The King’s Prerogative – 2022 The Prime Minister’s Prerogative’, hosted by the Middle Temple on 1 November 2022, can be now be viewed, via the ‘Lectures’ tab. 


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.