Morning events, Talks & lectures

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Balls Pond Christmas Open Studios

A chance to look at the studio of ceramic artist Kate Malone.

Balls Pond Studio, London N1

Sat 6 Dec

Free

Sun 7 Dec

Free

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 5 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Sat 6 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Sun 7 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

…and 134 more dates until 20 Apr 2015

Graffiti Sessions

A three day event that welcomes artists, writers, community members, authorities, academics and policy makers to come together in order to question value, creativity and control in relation to street art and graffiti.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Wed 3 Dec

£20–£75 / 020 7514 8351

Thu 4 Dec

£20–£75 / 020 7514 8351

Fri 5 Dec

£20–£75 / 020 7514 8351

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

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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Winter Season Open Weekend

Talks and performances to mark the house's Winter Season.

Hospitalfield House, Arbroath

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 01241 656124

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 01241 656124

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

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

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 020 3075 1649

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 020 3075 1649

Tue 2 Dec

Free / 020 3075 1649

…and 53 more dates until 13 Feb 2015

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.

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East Kent Transformed by You

A chance to work with designers, entrepreneurs and other like-minded people to develop ideas to improve the local area.

Woolfe Lecture Theatre, Canterbury

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 01227 760 955

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 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 29 Nov

Free

Sun 30 Nov

Free

Mon 1 Dec

Free

…and 30 more dates until 31 Dec

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

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 0345 337 3368

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0345 337 3368

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0345 337 3368

…and 120 more dates until 31 Mar 2015

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.

Millenium Point, Birmingham

Fri 28 Nov

02380 592579

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

…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

Jessie Keane: Lawless

Author Jessie Keane discusses all things crime fiction – from the research she does, to the storylines she writes.

Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Sat 29 Nov

£3 / 01256 478670

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

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Investigate the science behind snow and ice in this show exploring frozen things. (No, not that Frozen).

Dundee Science Centre

Sat 20 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 228800

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Light Lunchtime Lectures

Monthly informal talks on a variety of subjects.

Lincoln Drill Hall

Fri 12 Dec

£5 / 01522 873894

Freeschool Lane: A History – Learn about the history of Free School Lane, including the 13th century home of the Grey Friars. With Lesley Clarke.

The Maths Behind the Imitation Game

A panel discussion featuring experts talking about the work of Alan Turing. Chaired by the University of Edinburgh and followed by a Q&A.

Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Sun 14 Dec

Free / 0131 228 2688

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

SAScon BETA

A conference for digital marketing professionals, with talks from Jess Coghlan, the founder of digital agency Matmi and James Murray, who is the UK search advertising lead at Microsoft.

The Comedy Store Manchester

Tue 2 Dec

£95 / 0870 593 2932

  • 08:45 – 17:00 SAScon BETA The Comedy Store Manchester

Save Money and the Environment – Small Steps = Big Changes

Learn more about budgeting your household expenses. Presented in partnership with Dynamic Earth.

Craigroyston High School, Edinburgh

Wed 3 Dec

Free / 0131 477 7801

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