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Meetings, news, updates and reminders

February 2021

Highgate Society online programme of meetings

While  social distancing rules make live meetings impractical, the Society is continuing its online programme of talks and other events with 'attendance' using the Zoom app. When each meeting is announced, a link to the Eventbrite booking site will be published via the newsletter or on the Society's web site. Anyone registering will be sent a link to the Zoom meeting in the confirmation email, to be used at the advertised time.

Meetings start at 7.30 pm (unless otherwise stated). Please join a few minutes before so that the meeting can start on time and is not interrupted by late joiners.

During the booking process in Eventbrite you will be invited to make a donation to the Highgate Society. Closure of the hall has resulted in the Society losing a large proportion of its income and a small contribution will help to keep its activities going.


Marie Curie Hospice
Monday 1st February   7.30 pm
Fiona Venus of the Marie Curie Hampstead Hospice will talk on the work of the charity, its funding and how it has adapted to the pandemic.
More details here   To book click here

The Life of a Radio Producer
Monday 8th February  7.30 pm
Harrison Stock talks about his journey from student radio to the BBC and what an average day producing a national radio show is like.

More details here   To book click here

Let's Fall in Love
Monday 15th February   7.30 pm
Ruth Hazeldine celebrates St Valentine's Day with stories of some historic lovers and their letters, poems and songs.

More details here    To book click here

Noah's Ark Children's Hospice
in the Time of Covid

Monday 1st March   7.30 pm
A presentation by Priya Singh on the impact of COVID-19 on Noah’s Ark services and how the community came together to support their local children’s hospice
More details here  To book click here

Peter Usborne in conversation
Monday 8th March   7.30 pm

Children's publisher Peter Usborne in conversation with Martha Halford-Fumagalli

More details here  To book click here

For more details of these meetings visit the Highgate Society web site

Coming up:

15th March - Conservation: Environment versus Heritage
29th March - The Reunion: The founding and early days of Jacksons Lane 
Not the Tidy-up Event
We have launched 'Not the Tidy up Event' instead of our monthly group tidy up sessions. To find out how this will work click here or visit the Highgate Society web site.
Moments in the Museum

Highgate School Museum on Southwood Lane is currently closed, but that does not mean you can’t step inside the history of Highgate School and enjoy the wonderful artefacts, displays and artworks that are part of its blueprint. Their video series, Moments in the Museum, focusses a spotlight on individual pieces, delving into their past. Click on an object below to find out about its story. 
Albert Knight's Cricket Bat
Bronze Head of Yehudi Menuhin by Ivor Roberts-Jones
Updates and reminders:

The Highgate Society Poetry Group has its next (virtual) meeting on Tuesday 2nd February at 6.30 pm.. For details and the Zoom link contact Richard Downes at

Hampstead Heath and Highgate Wood The City Corporation has issued an update on the closure of facilities following the third national lockdown. To view the notice, click here

Saturday morning coffee suspended Owing to the coronavirus restrictions the Saturday coffee mornings at 10A remain suspended till further notice.

Foodbank Aid North London  Local volunteers can collect food and household products for community food banks across north London or drop off donations at a collection point near you. More details here.

Coffee & computers The Zoom sessions  will restart on Friday 5th February and continue at 10.30 on the first Friday of the month. If you are not already on the mailing list for the meeting link, email

Planning surgery continues online. While the hall at 10A remains closed, the planning team is happy to offer what help it can remotely.  If you have any queries, please submit them through the Society's website and someone will contact you.
The Highgate Society is a founder member of the London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies. The Forum's quarterly newsletters can be seen here.

We are also a member of Civic Voice. Click here to learn more.

The gift of Highgate ........

Give "The Story of the Highgate Society" to friends this year. On sale at the Highgate Bookshop and at Saturday Coffee in 10A. Michael at the bookshop also has the full range of the beautiful walks booklets to guide you around North London always returning to Highgate. Great gifts, go check them out! 
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