Vacancy: Art History Tutor – Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution

We are seeking an art history tutor for the Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution, as due to unforeseen circumstances we find ourselves without a tutor for the academic year 2016 to 2017.


HLSI is a charity and apart from a professional librarian and office staff, is run by volunteers. Among our many activities we run a wide variety of classes for adults, mainly in the daytime. Our membership is mostly retired and highly educated, well travelled and with a good general knowledge of art. We are looking for a tutor for the complete academic year and fees are subject to negotiation. Our current course is Art of the Superpowers: Art and Society in America, China and Russia, following courses on British art from World War I to the 1980s, and European Art of the 20th Century, which proved very popular. Our students seem to prefer courses covering more recent art and artistic practice but we are flexible about subject matter in the interests of finding an excellent tutor.


HLSI is situated in the middle of Highgate village. Our History of Art courses, which are well attended, take place on Wednesday mornings in the Institution’s attractive Victoria Hall which doubles as an exhibitions gallery. Apart from classes we run art exhibitions, a film and theatre club, debates and a programme of lectures on Tuesday evenings. Members also benefit from a well stocked library.  Our current programme can be viewed on the website


With kind regards

Mary Butler

HLSI Education Committee