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.