March 2017
Tue 28
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Italian Conversation (Intermediate)

This course is for students who have studied Italian for about two years



March 2017
Tue 28
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Lady Mary Feilding – the private life and public work of 19th-century female philanthropists

Lady Samantha Feilding is four times great niece of Lady Mary Feilding a

March 2017
Wed 29
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Coronation of Poppea

Introduction to Monterverdi’s last opera, followed by Hampstead Garden

March 2017
Thu 30
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HLSI Fundraising Event

HLSI FUNDRAISING EVENING Isabel Raphael Talks on Literary Highgate: Walk

April 2017
Tue 04
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The Smile, from the Mona Lisa to the Selfie

In his new book, The Smile Revolution in Eighteenth Century Paris, Colin



Isabel Raphael talk on
Literary Highgate: Walking with Ghosts

Thursday 30th March at 8pm £10

To book a place please contact the HLSI office
020 8340 3343 or

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.


Our current project concerns the shops in Highgate, past and present.
And we want to hear from you!
We want to find out about the local shops you have used, the shops you remember from the past, and your memories of the people who ran them.
Don’t presume your recollections will be insignificant – we hold more information about the Highgate shops of the 1880s than we do about the shops that existed between 1950 and 1990. So every little helps!

Mrs Joan Oliver at the Village Fruit Store, 1998 – now the Mary Portas charity shop

If you have any memories, recollections or stories about the shops in Highgate High Street, Archway Road, Swain’s Lane or Highgate Hill or original photographs, art, documents, receipts or ephemera relating to any of Highgate’s local shops, then please pop in to the HLSI to share them with our archivists!
We’ll be delighted to talk to you (with coffee and biscuits) on:
Saturday 1 April (an all-day drop-in session)
We look forward to seeing you there!

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!