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Lewis Pugh: Achieving the Impossible

Lewis Pugh on completing a long distance swim in all of the world's oceans and in each of the seven seas. Lewis is also signing copies of his book Achieving The Impossible.

Royal Geographical Society (With The Institute Of British Geographers), London SW7

Wed 22 Oct

£20 / 020 7591 3000

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Michael Palin: Travelling To Work

To celebrate his third volume of diaries being published, Palin looks back on 25 years of travelling the world and almost 50 years of popping up on radio, TV and film. Palin is best known for Monty Python with John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and the late Graham Chapman. Between movies, he also…

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 3 Oct

£29.50 / 01223 357851

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Sat 11 Oct

£33 / 0844 800 0400

  • 19:30

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Tue 30 Sep

£30.50 / 0870 607 7533

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An Evening with Sir Roger Moore

Interviewed by Gareth Owen, Hollywood legend, knight and raconteur Sir Roger Moore candidly discusses his life and career, from The Saint and The Persuaders to his stint as 007 and beyond. Followed by an audience Q&A.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 2 Oct

£26 / 08441 717620

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Sun 5 Oct

£26 (£24) / 0151 666 0000

  • 19:30

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Tue 30 Sep

£23.50–£27.50 / 01872 262466

  • 19:30

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A Life in Music: Jimmy Page

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page talks about his life, career and new book with Guardian music editor, Michael Hann. His autobiography – Jimmy Page – discusses his life in the world-famous band, as well as his life off-stage and is illustrated by personal photographs.

Cadogan Hall, London SW1X

Wed 15 Oct

£20 / 020 7730 4500

Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition

Get a load of thousands of examples of model railway layouts and engines, sit in on some lectures and workshops and connect with fellow model engineering enthusiasts at the massive tradeshow.

Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa

Thu 16 Oct

£4.50–£9.50 / 01926 614101

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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The NHS – What’s the Prognosis?

Amidst a slew of apocalyptic headlines and on-going scandals, can the NHS deliver the best care and value for the taxpayer? The Sunday Times campaigning journalist Camilla Cavendish, Max Pemberton (The Doctor Will See You Now), GP and NHS campaigner David Wrigley and Cathy Corrie of Reform debate the issues with BBC…

Maxima Forum, Cheltenham

Sat 11 Oct

£10

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Mindfulness for Depression: Theory and Practice

Public lecture exploring studies behind psychological methods of treatment in depression and how mindfulness may help.

Lasswade High School Centre

Thu 9 Oct

Free

Refreshments from 6.30pm

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Alexei Kudrin: New Realities and Challenges for Emerging Markets After (and in) Crisis – The Case of Russia

Special talk presented by Professor Alexei Kudrin, former Russian Minister of Finance (2000–2011), former Deputy Prime Minister (2000–2004, 2007–2011), Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences of the St Petersburg State University, honorary professor of the Department of Economics of St Petersburg State University…

University of Edinburgh

Wed 1 Oct

Free

Chris Hadfield: You Are Here

Canadian astronaut Hadfield is probably best known for singing Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in the International Space Station which made him a viral star. His new book is the best of photographs of the earth from space.

At-Bristol

Thu 11 Dec

£15 / 0845 345 1235

Royal Geographical Society (With The Institute Of British Geographers), London SW7

Sun 7 Dec

£15 / 020 7591 3000

Edinburgh International Wedding Exhibition

A brand new wedding fair on the scene, gathering together over 200 industry experts under one roof. offering products, seminars and demonstrations.

EICC, Edinburgh

Sat 11 Oct

£8.50; £13.50 Exhibition plus Bridal & Band Showcase; £25 VIP Priority Pass / 0131 611 0330

  • 11:00 – 16:00
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Generation by Night

Early evening talks, demonstrations, hands-on art-making sessions, live music and other creative responses to the Generation art programme.

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 16 Oct

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00
…and 2 more dates until 30 Oct

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

Graham Fagen discusses his charmingly titled 1998 installation Peek-a-Jobby, and there's a DJ set from A La Fu Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

An artist's talk from Ross Sinclair and a site-specific DJ set from Loops Haunt. Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 11 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

Julie Roberts talks about how institutional constraints on the female body affect her work. Part of Generation.

  • 15:00 – 17:00

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

Ciara Phillips, Claire Barclay and Kate Davis discuss their work. Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Gordon Buchanan: Lost Adventures

Gordon's tales of his adventures, expedition and wildlife experiences.

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Mon 20 Oct

The Beacon Theatre

£14.50 / 01475 723723

Caird Hall, Dundee

Fri 24 Oct

£14.50 / 01382 434940

Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles

Fri 10 Oct

£12.50–£14.50 (Children £5) / 01721 725777

  • 19:30 – 21:00

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Lorraine Pascale

In this illuminating interview, Lorraine Pascale (How To Be A Better Cook) shares her inspiring journey from a childhood in foster care to one of the nation’s best- loved and bestselling TV chefs.

Cheltenham Town Hall

Tue 7 Oct

£10 / 0844 576 2210

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Mackintosh Subway Tour

An architectural tour of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's works using the Glasgow Subway to shuttle between his key works including House for an Art Lover, the Lighthouse and Scotland Street School Museum.

Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow

Sun 5 Oct

£10 (£6) / 0141 287 0500

Part of Creative Mackintosh Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 12 Oct

£10 (£6) / 0141 287 0500

Part of Creative Mackintosh Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 19 Oct

£10 (£6) / 0141 287 0500

Part of Creative Mackintosh Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 26 Oct

£10 (£6) / 0141 287 0500

Part of Creative Mackintosh Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Mary Beard: He-he-he! What Made the Ancient Romans Laugh?

Historian Mary Beard has a look at what made the Romans laugh – and what this can tell us about the culture.

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sun 5 Oct

£8 / 0844 576 2210

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

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Ming: 50 years that changed China

Co-curator of the British Museum’s major exhibition on the Ming dynasty Craig Clunas brings to life one of China’s most glorious époques through a close look at its art and people.

Garden Theatre, Cheltenham

Mon 6 Oct

£8

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything – Capitalism Vs The Climate

In her provocative new book Klein argues that radical political change is needed in the fight against climate change. She is in conversation with columnist and writer Owen Jones.

Maxima Forum, Cheltenham

Sat 11 Oct

£10

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Westminster Central Hall, London SW1H

Mon 6 Oct

Plants of the Eastern Mediterranean Islands

Lecture by Bob Mitchell on the flora of the eastern Mediterranean.

Edinburgh Printmakers

Wed 12 Nov

Free / 0131 557 2479

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Prospects of Climate Justice

A discussion on the 2015 COP talks in Paris, which are important for the prospects of international agreement on limiting climate change.

The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Tue 30 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0800 092 7500

Part of Edinburgh World Justice Festival.

  • 17:30 – 19:30

A Question of Science Dinner

Theoretical physicist and author Professor Jim Al-Khalili takes up hosting duties at this three-course dinner and champagne reception, with an opportunity to discuss your love of all things scientific with academics, working scientists and other experts in the field. Price also includes entry into a general knowledge…

Glasgow Science Centre

Thu 23 Oct

table of ten £950 / 0141 420 5005

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 18:00 – 23:00
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Regeneration: The Talk

A behind-the-scenes talk about the play.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Oct

£5 / 0131 529 6000

The Science of Cycling

Cycling experts – including Will Fotheringham (The Guardian's cycling correspondent), Emma Pooley (former pro cyclist), Phil Burt (British Cycling's lead physiotherapist) and Nigel Mitchell (British Cycling's head of nutrition – talk about the pursuit for cycling perfection.

National Cycling Centre, Manchester

Wed 22 Oct

£20 / 0161 223 2244

Studyrama Go Abroad Fair

The UK's first multi-national study fair offering practical advice and the chance to talk to 40 universities from the US, Canada, Australia and Europe. Ideal for A-level students, undergraduates or graduates interested in following an international curriculum abroad.

Andaz Hotel, London EC2M

Thu 16 Oct

Ugly Animal Preservation Society

Comedy, song and discussion in the search for a suitably ugly animal mascot for Simon Watt's society.

Edinburgh Zoo

Fri 3 Oct

£20 / 0131 334 9171

Profits from the event go to support the RZSS Giant Armadillo Project in the Pantanal, Brazil.

  • 19:00 – 22:30

10 Years Of Who Do You Think You Are?

To celebrate ten years and one hundred episodes of the famous genealogy documentary, actor Brian Blessed shares his experiences of discovering his past. Dan Waddell, author of Who Do You Think You Are: The Genealogy Handbook, and members of the show’s production team join him to celebrate this much-loved British…

Maxima Forum, Cheltenham

Wed 8 Oct

£12

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

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