Highgate events

Highgate offers a packed programme of events and activities, many of which are open to the public as well as our School community.

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Night at the Museum

‘Night at the Museum’ is a series of talks (one per term) by external speakers and Highgate teachers on a wide range of subjects. It replaces the successful ‘Mondays at the Mills’ programme that ran for four years from September 2016.

Talks are normally held in the School Museum/Tabernacle starting at 7pm, with refreshments, including wine, available from 6.30pm and afterwards.

Tickets for ‘N@M’ events can be booked on this page. If you have any questions, please contact the Development Office, by emailing development@highgateschool.org.uk

Click here to watch the recordings of Monday evening lectures in the Highgate School Museum, organised by the School Archive.

Night at the Museum lectures


  • The 14th Annual Kyffin Williams Lecture: To be confirmed, 28 February 2022 (online event)

    To be confirmed

  • Previous N@M and M@M lectures

    • Winchcombe – the Lockdown Meteorite, 15 November (online event)
    • Tourists and Tombs, 7 June 2021 (online event)
    • The 13th Annual Kyffin Williams Lecture: Kyffin and Colour, 1 February 2021 (online event)
    • Dutch Light – Christiaan Huygens and the Making of Science in Europe, 16 November 2020
    • Tourists and Tombs, 8 June 2020 – Cancelled
    • The 12th Annual Kyffin Williams Lecture: Room for Welsh Art? Kyffin Williams and the National Museum of Wales, 3 February 2020
    • Climate Change, 18 November 2019
    • Fashion, Fury and Feminism – Women’s Fight for Change, 1 July 2019
    • Small Bodies in the Solar System, 20 May 2019
    • Leonardo da Vinci: Renaissance Master, 18 March 2019
    • Coleridge’s Intellectual Legacy in America, 25 February 2019
    • The 11th Annual Kyffin Williams Lecture—Milein Cosman (1921-2017): her life, art and friendship with Kyffin Williams, 4 February 2019
    • A Throwback to my Studies of How Black Holes Form, 14 January 2019
    • Aiming high: school expeditions and life beyond the classroom, 3 December 2018
    • The Transformation of St Pancras Station, 12 November 2018
    • There’s a Pheasant on the Roof: Kyffin at Highgate, 10 September 2018
    • Faraday and Electromagnetism, 2 July 2018
    • Votes for Women, 21 May 2018
    • Help, the Gamer Has Left the Basement!, 19 March 2018
    • Forensic Science – DNA Evidence, 26 February 2018
    • The 10th Annual Kyffin Williams Lecture: Conservation Challenges, 5 February 2018

Sport in her Shoes Conference

In June 2022, Highgate hosted a Sport in her Shoes conference with The Well HQ, a visionary team of medical, scientific, and high-performance specialists who are on a mission to tackle inequalities in female health and create positive change.

Over 150 participants, from girls and co-educational schools and sporting bodies in the UK and Europe, gathered at Highgate for a range of sessions looking at how to bring science into practice and how to reduce the stigma of talking about some of these topics.

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Sport in her Shoes Highgate School