Lifestyles of the super-rich in Edwardian Highgate

08/07/2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Highgate Society
10a South Grove
Highgate, London N6 6BS

Richard Webber illustrates the Lifestyles of the super-rich in Edwardian Highgate – “Then and Now; Great Houses from past Highgate”.

The Mansions of Highgate Ridge

A talk by Richard Webber:  Sun, July 8, 2018 7:00 PM. Book on eventbrite. Limited space so booking essential!

This is the story the Great Mansions of the Highgate Ridge, and the visionaries who lived in them. Using seldom seen material from the HLSI archives, the lecture focuses on the lifestyles of the early owners of these houses and the pioneering reforms for which many of them fought. Now that London has because a location of choice for the global rich, the lecture considers what we can learn from the similarities and differences between the lifestyles of the new occupiers of these mansions and those who lived in them a hundred years ago.

Professor Richard Webber was one of the lead researchers on the recent ESRC project, on this topic. Professor Webber is Visiting Professor at University of Newcastle. He is the originator of the Acorn and Mosaic systems which classify people by the neighbourhood in which they live and is a long term resident of Highgate.