Lectures

The Tuesday Lectures at HLSI
Lectures are held in the Victoria Hall on Tuesdays at 8.00pm.  Doors open for members and for guests of Friends and Benefactors at 7.30pm.  Non-members will be admitted at 7.50pm, space permitting.   The hall is fitted with a RNID induction loop.

When the HLSI was founded in 1839, one of the first acts of the new management committee was to start a lecture series. This has continued, with very few interruptions, ever since. We aim to cover a wide range of topics: medicine and science, social and political issues, horticulture, history, education, literature, music and the fine arts. After more than 170 years, our lectures continue to attract a large audience.
Lecture Programme 2019-20
History of Lit & Sci Lectures
Lectures and Lecturers in the past

Science Group Lectures
TOPICAL SCIENCE
Science Lectures take place on Thursdays from 8.00pm to 9.30pm (doors open at 7.30pm). The hall is fitted with a RNID induction loop. There is no charge for admittance.

Experts talk about current developments in science, technology, medicine and the social sciences. Questions and discussion are encouraged. The meetings are open to anyone with a general interest in the topics, whether or not members of HLSI.