Highgate’s Cultural Heartbeat
We offer new ideas, opportunities for debate and discussion, and good, lively company.
At the HLSI you will find a library for borrowing, research and browsing; a members’ room with all the major periodicals; stimulating weekly lectures; popular films; art exhibitions; science discussions; musical events and trips to the theatre and opera. Our archive has a wealth of documents and pictures of all kinds relating to Highgate past and present.
Entry to sponsored lectures
We have 4 sponsored lectures in our current programme:
– the first Susan Loewe memorial lecture on 29 November 2016,
– the John Hines memorial lecture on 31 January 2017
– the Aslam lecture on 21 March 2017
– the Attkins memorial lecture on 28 March 2017
Our sponsored lectures have always proved very popular and no doubt this will again be the case. In the past we issued tickets or took bookings, but this often proved to be unsatisfactory and members who turned up on the night, only to discover that all the places had been taken, felt very aggrieved.
From now on it will be first come, first served. We have extended the time for members-only entry from 7.45 to 7.50 pm so that any member arriving before 7.50 has priority over non-members. The doors will open at 7.30, as before.
Since it was established in 1839, the HLSI has been an essential part of the life of Highgate.
We are in the heart of the village, overlooking Pond Square, in the building into which we moved in 1840.
We want to share with everyone our interest in life, the arts, literature and science.
Come and join us!