Since its foundation in 1839, the Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution has offered lectures, a lending library and archive. Today’s members also enjoy debates, a science group, opera circle, the Highgate Gallery, a film society, several reading groups and occasional concerts. We also offer a wide range of popular courses. Many HLSI activities are open to non-members, however members benefit from reduced rates for classes and activities.
At HLSI we believe that discussion, debate and life-long learning enrich lives, connect people and support community. Together, our staff and a large body of volunteers develop and support activities for the enjoyment and benefit of the people of Highgate and beyond.
How to find us
Highgate Village is well served with buses (nos 271, 210 and 214) which stop very near HLSI. Buses travel up Highgate Hill from Archway underground station, on the High Barnet branch of the Northern Line. To walk from Archway or Highgate underground stations, allow 12-15 minutes. Car parking is available in nearby streets and is free except for 10am-12 noon.
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The HLSI is registered under the Friendly Societies Act Registration No 51SA giving full charitable status.
Read about the serving officers of the HLSI here
The HLSI makes every reasonable effort to protect its own intellectual property rights and to make sure copyright ownership is correctly credited. If you believe that the use of content (including images, editorial or descriptive text, footage or any other media) found on the HLSI Websites infringes yours or someone else’s rights, please contact us admin@HLSI.net , providing the information requested below:
- Your contact details
- Nature of the complaint
- The full web address of where you found the material
- Proof that you are the rights holder
We will then respond within 28 working days to ascertain true copyright ownership. If after this date we cannot be sure of copyright, we will remove the content subject to any further investigation required.