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Game Masters

Massive touring exhibition celebrating the varied history of computer gaming. With more than 125 playable games to work your way through, get stuck into arcade games, physical games (think Dance Battle et al), consoles, PCs and many more. On top of this, there's also displays of concept art, interactive displays and…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Sat 20 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Sun 21 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

…and 119 more dates until 20 Apr 2015

2015 Heriot-Watt Chaplaincy Annual Public Lecture

Professor Alister McGrath gives a talk on 'God, Science and Faith: Richard Dawkins versus CS Lewis on the Meaning of Life'; given that Prof McGrath is the author of The Dawkins Delusion, no prizes for guessing whose side he's going to come down on. Booking is essential.

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Mon 9 Feb 2015

Free / 0131 449 5111

Attendees must arrive before 6.15pm.

The Anatomy of a Building: Denys Lasdun and the Royal College of Physicians

An examination of the Royal College of Physicians building, one of the most striking and imaginative works of post-WW II architecture.

Royal College of Physicians Museum, London NW1

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 020 3075 1649

Mon 22 Dec

Free / 020 3075 1649

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 020 3075 1649

…and 38 more dates until 13 Feb 2015

An Evening With Ann Widdecombe

Former Tory politician and sometime ballroom dancer Ann Widdecombe talks about herself.

The Atkinson, Southport

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£16 / 01704 533333

Pillow Talk

A series of discussion events designed to engage the public on issues surrounding contemporary art.

South Block, Glasgow

Tue 20 Jan 2015

Free

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Christmas Tour of the National Gallery

A Christmas-themed guided tour of the Gallery's permanent collection.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

Daily Highlight Tours of the Portrait Gallery

Come aboard a 30-minute guided tour of the Portrait Gallery - discover more about the history of the building and explore highlights from the collection with a curator, educator or gallery attendant. Limited to 15 places per tour. Book your place at the Portrait Gallery information desk.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

Dr David Starkey: Yorks Place in History

Dr David Starkey provides an insight into how York came to be one of the most important cities in England.

Grand Opera House, York

Sun 22 Mar 2015

£14 / 0844 871 3024

Elite Business Conference and Exhibition

Two-day conference with speakers, seminars and networking opportunities for those looking to grow their business or start one up.

The Old Truman Brewery, London E1

Wed 18 Mar 2015

Free / 020 8214 1066

Thu 19 Mar 2015

Free / 020 8214 1066

5X15 Presents A Premium Evening With Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog, whose prolific film career boasts the like of Grizzly Man, Woyzeck, Fitzcarraldo and Cave of Forgotten Dreams is joined by director of the New York Public Library's LIVE series, Paul Holdengraber to talk about his extraordinary career.

Westminster Central Hall, London SW1H

Fri 16 Jan 2015

£35

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Abertay Historical Society Talk: Natasha Ferguson

Settle in for an evening lecture on the archaeological footprint of the volunteer movement between 1793 and 1815, presented by Natasha Ferguson.

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Wed 13 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 223181

Cézanne’s Montagne Sainte-Victoire

Frances Fowle discusses Cezanne's masterpiece.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

An Evening with Gervase Phinn

The Yorkshire writer and radio personality talks about his life and work.

Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton-on-Trent

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£16.50 / 01283 508100

Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham

Fri 6 Mar 2015

£17.50 / 01476 406158

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Sat 9 May 2015

£16 (£15) / 01332 255800

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FameLab – Scottish Final

Learn all the scientific factoids your heart ever desired at this science communicator face-off.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 650 4874

Generation by Night

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

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

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

Thu 22 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

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Glasgow Café Scientifique

Explore the latest ideas in science and technology, outside a traditional academic context, at this forum for debating and promoting public engagement. Children welcome.

Exeter Phoenix

Mon 2 Feb 2015

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 2 Mar 2015

Free / 0141 552 3748

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 5 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 2 Feb 2015

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 2 Mar 2015

Free / 0141 552 3748

…and 8 more dates until 2 Nov 2015

Gordon Buchanan: Lost Adventures

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

Gala, Durham

Mon 2 Mar 2015

£17.50 (£13.50; £13) / 0191 332 4041

Pleasance Theatre, London N7

Tue 17 Mar 2015

£10 / 020 7609 1800

Man at Arms Guided Tour

The Man at Arms tells bloodthirsty tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons to show off.

Dirleton Castle, North Berwick

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 01620 850330

MCofS Winter Lecture Series

Get some expert outdoors advice on traversing the Scottish terrain in winter. The lecture covers navigation, avalanche awareness, route choice, equipment and weather.

Cotswold Outdoor, Glasgow

Tue 20 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 357 5353

Presented by Mountain Safety Advisor Heather Morning.

Cotswold Outdoor, Edinburgh

Wed 21 Jan 2015

Free / 0844 557 7755

Presented by Mountain Safety Advisor Heather Morning

Mountain Café, Aviemore

Wed 11 Feb 2015

Free / 01479 812473

Presented by Mountaineering Instructor Di Gilbert.

Wed 18 Feb 2015

Free / 01479 812473

Presented by Heavy Whalley

Portrait Gallery Thematic Tours

Thematic guided tour of Portrait Gallery exhibitions. Meet in the Grand Hall.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 3 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

Abby Ingham looks at Jacobite art through the 17th and 18th centuries.

Sat 7 Feb 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

Susanna Kerr guides you around a personal selection of works in the gallery collection.

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Weegie Wednesdays

Monthly forum offering writers, poets, publishers, booksellers, librarians, creative writing students or anyone else with a literary interest the chance to get together socially to talk about books and publishing. First timers, please contact the organisers via the website.

CCA, Glasgow

Wed 14 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 352 4900

With Alex Gray

18th Century Drawing Collections and Charles Rogers FRS FSA (1711 to 1784)

Michael Liversidge, Emeritus Dean at the Faculty of Arts of Bristol University, explores the legacy of Charles Rogers, a major collector and contributor to the Cottonian Collection at the Museum.

Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth

Wed 18 Mar 2015

£6.60 (£4.50) / 01752 585050

A Look at Contemporary South African Photography

Anne Lyden talks about contemporary South African photography.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 17 Feb 2015

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

A Singing Practice by Gerard ter Borch

Ola Wojykiewicz discusses Gerard ter Borch's painting.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 16 Jan 2015

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

The Adventure Travel Show

A show dedicated to the world of adventure and off-the-beaten-track travel, packed with inspiration and travel advice. Booking is essential.

Olympia, London W14

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£8–£10 one day entry (Weekend £12–£15; Under 16 free) / 02073 851200

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£8–£10 one day entry (Weekend £12–£15; Under 16 free) / 02073 851200

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