Archway Campus (Holborn Union site)
The Highgate Society is providing support to the Better Archway Forum to work for a community friendly development on the Archway Campus site (also known as the Holborn Union site). We think there should be little or no high rise building, a sustainable development, no student housing but good levels of social and affordable housing.
Grant awarded for Highgate Roman kiln restoration
The most complete Roman pottery kiln found in Greater London will be put on public display for the first time, thanks to a £243,550 grant by The National Lottery Heritage Fund to charity Friends of Highgate Roman Kiln. In the 1960s and ‘70s, archaeologists excavated the kiln from Highgate Wood in Haringey, which is managed […]
Bus Stand ideas
Now that TfL has implemented the bus route changes, there is an empty space in the middle of the village, and we thought it would be useful to share some ideas from 2007. Hopefully more ideas will be suggested. Perhaps you have an idea? Contact us if you do, ideally with a link to a […]
What’s happening with the old 271 bus stand?
The short answer is we don’t know. It is incredibly frustrating that the bus route changes have been known about for nearly a year and no one at Camden or TfL seems to have planned ahead for what to do with the old 271 bus stand in such a sensitive location in Highgate village. Surely […]
Townsend Yard Campaign
January 2023 update
Our petition is gaining traction – Please sign now if you have not already – and if you have, please share it again with your local contacts – we have seen no signs of any activity by Haringey on this issue and so must keep the pressure up.
A perspective on sub-Saharan Africa
Wednesday 29th March 2023 7.30 pm. 10A South Grove N6 6BS and on Zoom. Entry £5 to include a glass of wine (£3 on Zoom).
Denis Herbstein, a journalist who left South Africa in apartheid times, will talk about interracial relations in Africa, particularly about apartheid in South Africa, and how his travels as a journalist and schoolteacher in west and equatorial Africa have influenced his thinking. For booking details click More.
Christmas at Kenwood consultation
“Christmas at Kenwood”, the light show, has now drawn to a close for its second year, and English Heritage has been seeking feedback in advance of a public consultation meeting on 22 March at 6.30pm in the Old Kitchen, Kenwood. Timescales for the consultation itself were short so members of Council of the Highgate Society […]
Sunday lunchtime concert: The Jonah Phillips jazz group
Sunday 2nd April 2023
10A South Grove N6 6BS
Jonah Phillips and his jazz group – Jonah on drums, Jude Lane on piano and Edouard Le Feuvre on bass – playing music inspired by Erroll Garner, Oscar Peterson and Bud Powell.
£15 per head – to include unlimited Bucks Fizz! Click More for booking details.
The Highgate Society exists to make Highgate and its neighbourhood a better place in which to live and work; to ensure changes enhance the area, to encourage sound planning and to improve public transport.
As a social hub the Society is at the very heart of Highgate, staging or facilitating a wide range of events for the whole community.