ABOUT THE ISLINGTON SOCIETY
The Islington Society is a membership organisation of people who live, work or have an interest in Islington. It is a registered charity with an elected committee of officers, drawn from the membership, who manage the society.
The Society has been chaired by Leslie Wood, Raymond Harris, Beatrix Lehmann, James Ogilvy-Webb, Marion Harvey, Harley Sherlock, Andrew Bosi and, currently, David Gibson. Its President is The Rt Hon. the Lord Smith of Finsbury.
Campaigns and Local Support
- Supports conservation planning work to preserve the borough’s historic fabric and individual building of distinction.
- Campaigns for a high standard of design in new buildings
- Campaigns for better public transport and for priority for people on foot, bike and public transport
- Building links between residents and councillors
Publications and Events
- Organises a varied programme of events including local talks, walks and site visits
- Produces publications that celebrate Islington’s architectural history and its social and cultural diversity
- The Islington Society has published three books charting aspects of the social history of Islington in the twentieth century
- Publishes neighbourhood walking trails to encourage exploration, awareness and pride of place.
- Publishes a newsletter three times a year
- Social events include an annual dinner, started by our founder member Harley Sherlock, and an annual pub crawl now held in memory of its founder, Bill Manley.
- Sends representatives to advise the Council’s committees that deal with development, the environment and transport
- Encourages best practice through awards for the best architecture in the borough in new or refurbished buildings
- Is represented on the London Forum of Civic and Amenity Societies which takes up cross- borough issues of concern