Members of the Huxley Club spend a year studying the main works of Aldous Huxley and familiarising themselves with the contents of the exhibition in order to be able to assist the curator of the centre in showing groups of students from schools and universities around. To qualify as a museum guide students need to attend at least 8 of the lectures listed below, preferably over an academic year, and give evidence of having read the texts concerned. In addition, they need to attend the opening lecture (Life and Works) and the final induction session for museum guides. On completing their training, student guides are invited to qualify as assistant curators in a further one-year programme.
This second year comprises a series of lectures on topics central to Huxley’s complete works. Students regularly attending the second year qualify as assistant curators and receive the necessary preparation for writing academic contributions to the annual of the International Huxley Association. They are also encouraged to compose their own texts for items of the Centre’s exhibition, which may be included in the audioguide, the website or any of the Centre’s brochures.