Do you live in or around Highgate? Are you interested in the Arts? Art History? Travelling to fascinating places with friends? The Arts Society Highgate is one of the longest established societies in The Arts Society (formerly the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Society)

We were founded in 1975 and now have around two hundred members. Arts Society Highgate members meet on the fourth Thursday of most months at the Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution in Pond Square, in the heart of Highgate Village. There's an extensive programme of fascinating lectures on Art and related subjects, by acknowledged experts who are also entertaining speakers. We visit interesting places in London and enjoy coach excursions to country houses and gardens. In addition, we organise our own tours abroad, to places as diverse as Petra, St Petersburg and Perugia.

Members can become Volunteers, working with London galleries and museums, and we link up with local schools in the Young Arts programme. The Society is run by a committee drawn from and elected by our members, and each committee member has a job to do: arranging lectures, visits, travel, membership, and so on. If you would like to know more about becoming a member of The Arts Society Highgate, read on.


Two New Volunteering Opportunities.  See The Volunteers page (two descriptions  at the bottom of the page) for full details of these two possibilities:

1. Weiner Holocaust Library: Looking for 5 volunteers.

2. A course at the Royal School of Needlework


New Visit to Earthworks Exhibition: 27th March 2020. Please see the Visits page for full details.

Hot off the Press!! : New Tour of the Palaces of Madrid, Toledo and Segovia starting 29th September 2020. Please see the Documents page under "Our Society" for the full brochure.

Next Lecture: : 27th February 2020.  The Art of Greek and Roman Mosaics

Insiders Outsiders Festival : until the end of March 2020. Details of the website together with a book and exhibition locally can be found on our news page

Please note that our new domain name is:

And our email address is: