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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

Mon 29 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Tue 30 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Wed 31 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

…and 110 more dates until 20 Apr 2015

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

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

Mon 29 Dec

Free / 020 3075 1649

Tue 30 Dec

Free / 020 3075 1649

Wed 31 Dec

Free / 020 3075 1649

…and 32 more dates until 13 Feb 2015

Arduino Tour

An 18-hour Arduino workshop, which is suitable for beginners. The session begins with a talk by Massimo Banzi.

Somerset House, London WC2R

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7845 4600

Sun 18 Jan 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7845 4600

A Celebration of Burns

Stirling Castle's annual celebration of the national bard features a tour of the castle, which inspired his infamous poem on Scotland's national decay, Lines on Stirling.

Stirling Castle

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Included in admission / 01786 450000

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Included in admission / 01786 450000

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Discovery Film School Dundee Gala Screening

Twelve young filmmakers present their films: the result of four months' work with professional artists. Members of the group will introduce the screening and take part in a Q&A afterwards.

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Sat 24 Jan 2015

01382 909900

Do Try This At Home 2

A science show all about exploring and experimenting, observing and asking questions. Ages 7+.

Centre For Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

Mon 29 Dec

Free with normal admission / 0191 243 8210

Tue 30 Dec

Free with normal admission / 0191 243 8210

Wed 31 Dec

Free with normal admission / 0191 243 8210

…and 60 more dates until 1 Mar 2015

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

Free Learning Lunchtime Talks

A series of free lunchtime talks on current affairs and local issues. No booking required.

Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park, Bedford

Mon 19 Jan 2015

Free / 01234 767037

The Brickworks: David Syzmanski talks about the incredible history of what was previously the biggest Brickworks in the world, in neighbouring Stewartby.

Mon 26 Jan 2015

Free / 01234 767037

As the local Hospice celebrates 15 years, Rebecca Eastwick takes a look at how their support has helped the community.

Mon 9 Feb 2015

Free / 01234 767037

General Sosabowski and the Second World War: John Dale tells the tales of famous Polish General Sosabowski, and his local connections to Bedford after WWII.

…and 5 more dates until 23 Mar 2015

Free Tour of London

Journey through British History on this 2.5 hour walking tour. Meet at the Churchill Statue – and look for the guide in an orange shirt.

Parliament Square, London SW1P

Mon 29 Dec

Free

Tue 30 Dec

Free

Wed 31 Dec

Free

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Front Line Nursing: Then and Now

An exhibition marking the contribution of professional nurses between 1914 and 1918.

The Royal College Of Nursing Library And Heritage Centre, London W1G

Mon 29 Dec

Free / 0345 337 3368

Tue 30 Dec

Free / 0345 337 3368

Wed 31 Dec

Free / 0345 337 3368

…and 89 more dates until 31 Mar 2015

Glasgow Comic Con

Indulge your love of all things graphic at this fiesta of films, comics and fandoms. There's also book dealers, toy sellers, indie comic publishers and comic creators – everything your comic-loving heart desires. Special guests tbc.

The Art School, Glasgow

Sat 4 Jul 2015

£8–£20 (tbc) / 0141 352 4900

CCA, Glasgow

Sat 4 Jul 2015

£8–£20 (tbc) / 0141 352 4900

How Plays Work: 3 Winters

April de Angelis leads a playwriting masterclass based on 3 Winters by Tena Štivičić.

National Theatre: Dorfman, London SE1

Sun 1 Feb 2015

Clore Learning Centre

£85 (£65) / 020 7452 3000

How Plays Work: Man and Superman

April de Angelis leads this playwriting masterclass on Shaw's Man and Superman, investigating how it works – or rather how it doesn't work – which is why Ben Powers is doing a new version for the National Theatre.

National Theatre: Dorfman, London SE1

Sun 22 Mar 2015

Clore Learning Centre

£85 (£65) / 020 7452 3000

I Love St Andrews

Enjoy a glimpse of pages from the new illustrated guide to St Andrews in this digital projection. Artist Gillian Gamble has created a whimsical celebration of the town, with poet Carly Brown providing the commentary in verse.

Byre Theatre, St Andrews

Wed 4 Mar 2015

Free

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Thu 5 Mar 2015

Free

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Fri 6 Mar 2015

Free

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

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Illustrated Menagerie

Student illustrations of the animal kingdom.

University Of Portsmouth

Mon 2 Feb 2015

Free / 023 9284 8484

Tue 3 Feb 2015

Free / 023 9284 8484

Wed 4 Feb 2015

Free / 023 9284 8484

…and 17 more dates until 27 Feb 2015

An Introduction to Modern Art: Looking

Art historian Ola Wojtkiewicz leads a series of monthly sessions which consist of informal themed discussions in the gallery, designed to help you develop an understanding and appreciation of modern art. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Mon 26 Jan 2015

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

Tue 3 Feb 2015

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

Legalities of Later Life

Lyn Parkin and Co give advice on laws of attorney, will writing, probate and care facilities.

Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park, Bedford

Mon 12 Jan 2015

Free / 01234 767037

Neuroscience Academy for Professionals

Everything from the brain and behaviour to neuroanatomy and neurobiology is covered in this workshop, which is designed to equip participants with useful information for the business world.

Soroptimist Residential Club, London W2

Fri 16 Jan 2015

£247–£297 / 07967 271274

Early bird and last minute pricing applies

Thu 29 Jan 2015

£247–£297 / 07967 271274

Early bird and last minute pricing applies

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£247–£297 Early bird and last minute pricing applies / 07967 271274

Past & Present

Russian poetry of the last 200 years is one of the peaks of European literature. There have been several recent English-language anthologies of contemporary Russian poetry, but none that covers Russian poetry as a whole. 'The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry' (Feb 2015) is the first such anthology for many decades and is…

Town Hall, St Andrews

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£3.75 (£2.75) / 01334 470770

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

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Raspberry Pi Day

A day dedicated to coding on the Raspberry Pi. Featuring talks, a laboratory area and the chance for people of all abilities to get hands-on.

John Anderson Building, Glasgow

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£2.50 (Children free) / 0141 548 3444

Round Table In Conversation

This year our Round Table events extend to include an intimate In Conversation. Join the American poet Alice Notley to hear her talk about her work and life. Alice Notley, associated with the second wave of the New York School of poets, has published over thirty books of poetry, including recently ‘Songs and Stories of…

The Green Room, St Andrews

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£5.75 (£3.75)

Sponsored by St Leonards School Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Scifi Wales

North Wales' premier science fiction event features a line-up of celebrity guests, exclusive talks, cosplay, a retro arcade and more.

Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Sat 5 Sep 2015

£10–£150 / 01492 872000

SCO Explore: Mahler

Dr Michael Downes of the University of St Andrews explores the work of Gustav Mahler, with soprano Karen Cargill on hand.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£25 / 0131 623 3734

Time For Tea

Free tea, cake and a gallery talk for the over 55s.

Impressions Gallery, Bradford

Fri 16 Jan 2015

Free / 01274 737843

  • 11:30 – 13:30 Time For Tea Impressions Gallery, Bradford