The telecommunications mast at the corner of Swain’s Lane and Bisham Gardens is a familiar landmark in Highgate, and can be seen from across London. It has a a history of more than 70 years, playing innovative roles in early TV transmissions, a key role in the wartime defence of the country, and later in radio broadcasting. In the last 15 years or so Swain’s Lane has been host to a number of mobile operators base stations.

A small exhibition running this weekend and a couple of days next week aims to introduce the technology of mobile phones, and some of the underlying science which is used to determine the strength of mobile signals and how safe mobile base station masts are for local residents.

This exhibition has been arranged by the Science Group at the Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution (HLSI), composed of independent members in association with Highgate School.

Saturday 8th March: 1pm until 4pm
Sunday 9th March: 11am until 4pm
Wednesday 12th March: 1pm-4pm
Thursday 13th March: 1-4pm

Admission is free.

On the web: HLSI

I’ll be wandering up on Sunday morning (as I am at the Acton Transport Museum on Saturday) – it’s just down the road from Highgate tube station.

NEWSLETTER

Be the first to know what's on in London, and the latest news published on ianVisits.

You can unsubscribe at any time from my weekly emails.

Tagged with: , , ,
SUPPORT THIS WEBSITE

This website has been running now for just over a decade, and while advertising revenue contributes to funding the website, but doesn't cover the costs. That is why I have set up a facility with DonorBox where you can contribute to the costs of the website and time invested in writing and research for the news articles.

It's very similar to the way The Guardian and many smaller websites are now seeking to generate an income in the face of rising costs and declining advertising.

Whether its a one-off donation or a regular giver, every additional support goes a long way to covering the running costs of this website, and keeping you regularly topped up doses of Londony news and facts.

If you like what your read on here, then please support the website here.

Thank you

Home >> News >> geekery