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March 2017

Turning History into Fiction

March 21, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United Kingdom
Rachel Billington Find out more »

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

March 28, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United Kingdom
Lady Samantha Feilding is four times great niece of Lady Mary Feilding and President of the Mary Feilding Guild. Dr Anne Summers is an historian, former manuscripts curator at the British Library and honorary research fellow at Birkbeck College In 19 Find out more »

HLSI Fundraising Event

March 30, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
HLSI FUNDRAISING EVENING Isabel Raphael Talks on Literary Highgate: Walking with Ghosts Thursday 30th March at 8pm £5 To book a place please contact the HLSI office 020 8340 3343 or admin@HLSI.net Find out more »

HLSI Fundraising Evening

March 30, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution, 11 South Grove, Pond Square
Highgate, N6 6BS
HLSI FUNDRAISING EVENING Isabel Raphael Talks 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 admin@HLSI.net Find out more »

April 2017

The Smile, from the Mona Lisa to the Selfie

April 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United Kingdom
In his new book, The Smile Revolution in Eighteenth Century Paris, Colin Jones traces how western civilisation discovered the smile, ranging from the history of art, literature and culture, to medicine and dentistry. Colin Jones is Professor of Frenc Find out more »

The Shogun’s Queen

April 11, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
United Kingdom
Lesley Downer is an author, novelist and journalist with a lifetime interest in Japan. Apart from much journalism she has written travel and cookery books and biographical work on Geishas. She is an experienced lecturer and some of her work has been Find out more »

J B Priestley

April 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution, 11 South Grove, Pond Square
Highgate, N6 6BS
Grumbling at large: Valerie Grove & Barry Cryer Find out more »

June 2017

What Every Woman Wants

June 6, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
What Every Woman Wants: a view from the Ancient World by Isabel Raphael Summer Programme talks. Doors Open at 7.30pm for 8pm start – £5 on the door.     Find out more »

A History of the Shops in Highgate

June 13, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A history of Highgate shops, by Marc Haynes & HLSI archive team Find out more »

An Evening with Will

June 20, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An Evening with Will by Tim Adès with Eve Pearce Doors open at 7.30pm for 8pm start, £5 on the door Find out more »

September 2017

At the Existentialist Café: freedom, being & apricot cocktails

September 26, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sarah Bakewell, writer and biographer One day, at the Bec-de-Gaz cafe in Paris around the turn of 1933, three young friends sat drinking apricot cocktails and discussing a new philosophical method from Germany called phenomenology.   “You see Find out more »

October 2017

Voices of the Great War: before and after Passchendaele

October 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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The World New Made: figurative painting in the 20th century

October 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Timothy Hyman, RA, figurative painter, writer, curator, author of The World New Made: Figurative Painting in the Twentieth Century.  In this richly-illustrated talk, Timothy Hyman will assemble those often-marginalised artists who, although aware of Find out more »

Mozart and the Autobiographical Fallacy

October 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Matthew Head 17 October Professor of Music, King’s College London Find out more »

From Balfour to Blair: empire and its legacy in the Middle East

October 24, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
From Balfour to Blair: Empire and its Legacy in the Middle East  The conflicts and crises of today’s Middle East are rooted in the colonial past. On the centenary of the Balfour Declaration – in which Britain pledged to support the creation in Find out more »
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