Highgate Cemetery – Rethinking a Historic Cemetery for the 21st Century

Ian Dungavell, CEO, Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust

Monday 13 November, 6:00pm (Online)

Photo: Highgate Cemetery © Hopkins Architects

The effects of climate change are wreaking havoc with Highgate Cemetery’s self-seeded trees and crumbling paths. The Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust, its owners and operators, want to make the Cemetery more resilient, enhance its biodiversity and respond to the needs and demands of new generations of users. Gustafson Porter + Bowman are working on a landscape plan, and Hopkins Architects looking at conservation of historic architecture and opportunities for the sensitive provision of much needed new facilities. Overall the project aims to unlock the potential of the Cemetery and enhance its role in the community.  

Ian Dungavell is CEO, Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust and former Director, The Victorian Society which campaigns to save Victorian and Edwardian architecture.  He is a former Lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute of Art on 19th and 20th Century Decorative Art and currently sits as the Scientific Representative on the Association of Significant Cemeteries of Europe.