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.


We regret to announce that all lectures and visits are suspended 

Information concerning our AGM (at a future date to be confirmed) and a possible online lecture for 25th June 2020 will follow in due course. In the meantime please note that there will be no lecture at The Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution on 25th June.

Please see updated information in a letter from our Chairman on our news page



Lectures from The Arts Society can be found on Youtube.



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