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Books in Focus

The Galleries' Books in Focus sessions are in-depth looks at famous artists' books and the people who made them. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

Books produced by Scottish and international artists during WW I, including Wyndham Lewis, Leger, Marinetti and FCB Cadell.

  • 11:30 – 12:30 Books in Focus Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Future iGaming

A chance to discuss innovations in the iGaming industry, gambling marketing and factors influencing customer betting behaviour.

American Square Conference Centre, London EC3N

Sun 2 Nov

Free

  • 08:00 – 20:00 Future iGaming American Square Conference Centre, London

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 3 Nov

Free / 020 3075 1649

Tue 4 Nov

Free / 020 3075 1649

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 020 3075 1649

…and 72 more dates until 13 Feb 2015

Another Athens Symposium

A one-day symposium inviting speakers to investigate the city and how people interact with it.

Forest Centre +, Edinburgh

Thu 4 Dec

Free / 0131 229 4948

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Anthony Peake: Awakened State

Déjà Vu is known to be the most common “altered-state” of consciousness. Anthony Peake presents a radical new explanation of the phenomenon that is rooted in modern science. This world premiere presentation will be, quite literally, a life-changing experience, and in it he will be discussing his research for his…

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sun 2 Nov

£5 (£4.50) / 01786 473544

Part of The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

Bannock Bunkum

A trip through the untold stories of the war of independence. There's even a sing-along and battle re-enactment.

Wellgate Centre, Dundee

Wed 26 Nov

Free ticketed

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Biomimicry, Climate and the Resilient Future

Biomimicry, the emulation of nature’s genius, is becoming a hot topic on science and technology issues. Biomimicry UK is an interdisciplinary research network which is aiming to provide resources, consultancy and publications for academia, industry and organisations interested in rediscovering the wisdom of the natural…

University of Dundee Botanic Garden

Sun 16 Nov

Free Booking required / 01382 381190

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Books Aloud

Some of Dundee’s most passionate readers share their favourite books with you.

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 01382 909900

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Caroline Watt: Things That Go Bump In The Mind

Have you ever seen a ghost? If not, you probably know someone who has. What lies behind these strange and compelling phenomena? Are they glimpses of the afterlife? Or are they conjured up by our amazing brains..?

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sun 2 Nov

£5 (£4.50) / 01786 473544

Part of The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

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Dave Hodrien: UFOs & The Music Industry

Dave Hodrien discusses the links between UFOs and the music industry, including how the subject has been portrayed, bands who regularly include UFOs in their song lyrics, and singers who have a passion for the subject or even claim to have had actual experiences themselves. A lively talk with plenty of audio and video…

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sat 1 Nov

£5 (£4.50) / 01786 473544

Part of The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

Discussion: Untangling The Politics Of Black Hair

Taking the political and cultural significance of black hair as our starting point, the panel will discuss the relationship between hair and post-colonialist beauty ideals, and the impact this has had on perceptions of identity.

New Art Exchange, Nottingham

Sat 22 Nov

Free / 0115 924 8630

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

Ellis Taylor: Otherworlds & Others

Ellis’s presentation will focus on some of his many otherworldly experiences and encounters. He will describe his feelings about them, what he’s learned, and the subjects that these feelings have moved him to investigate, and prompted others to watch him.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Sat 1 Nov

£5 (£4.50) / 01786 471917

Part of The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

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 3 Nov

Free / 01234 767037

Savings: Making your money work harder. Mark Hawksford and Steven Town from NFU Mutual shed some light on getting a better return on your savings.

Mon 10 Nov

Free / 01234 767037

The East/West Line: Caryl Jones talks about the future of the rail link from Oxford to Cambridge, and how it may potentially improve the Marston Vale line.

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.

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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

Sat 1 Nov

Free

Sun 2 Nov

Free

Mon 3 Nov

Free

…and 58 more dates until 31 Dec

Fridays at Eleven

A variety of different speakers, from artists to historians, at these monthly talks.

National Mining Museum Scotland, Newtongrange

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0131 663 7519

Mining the Deep Ocean: Progress and Issues by Professor Dorrick Stow, Head of the Institute of Petroleum Engineering at Heriot Watt University

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

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0345 337 3368

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0345 337 3368

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0345 337 3368

…and 147 more dates until 31 Mar 2015

Future Now

Eco-spiritual pioneers come together to explore solutions for sustaining the planet.

Trinity Centre, Bristol

Sat 8 Nov

£50–£55 / 07812 159943

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Future Now Trinity Centre, Bristol

The Future of Construction in Scotland: Build Offsite

A talk on construction in Scotland, looking at the athlete's village for the Commonwealth Games as a focal point. Booking is essential.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Thu 20 Nov

Free / 0131 556 6699

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Gallery Tour: Spanish

Laura Hervas leads a tour of the gallery in Spanish.

New Art Exchange, Nottingham

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 0115 924 8630

Game Masters

Massive touring exhibition celebrating the varied history of computer gaming. Withe 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 5 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Game Masters National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sat 6 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Game Masters National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Game Masters National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
…and 134 more dates until 20 Apr 2015

Growing old, keeping well: what you need to know

Do you have questions about aging? Have you wondered how to keep well into older age? Join Professor Marion McMurdo, Head of Aging and Health at the University of Dundee, for an informal talk on the aging process, followed by a Q&A session. Refreshments included.

Dundee Science Centre

Thu 13 Nov

Free Booking required / 01382 868608

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

How to get to 100 and Enjoy It

An interactive exhibition showing how the population is changing and examining the chances of living long enough to receive that telegram from the Queen.

The Lowry, Salford

Mon 10 Nov

Free / 02380 592579

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 02380 592579

Wed 12 Nov

Free / 02380 592579

…and 2 more dates until 14 Nov

Millenium Point, Birmingham

Tue 25 Nov

02380 592579

Wed 26 Nov

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Thu 27 Nov

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Fri 28 Nov

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National Assembly For Wales, Cardiff

Tue 2 Dec

Free / 02380 592579

Wed 3 Dec

Free / 02380 592579

Thu 4 Dec

Free / 02380 592579

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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

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