After 12pm, Talks & lectures

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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 26 Dec

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

Thu 1 Jan 2015

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

Enlightened! A Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town in the Age of Reason

Explore the New Town with Enlightened! walking tours and learn about how clever Edinburgh's people of yore were. Booking is essential.

Dundas House, Edinburgh

Tue 23 Dec

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

Tue 30 Dec

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

Tue 6 Jan 2015

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

…and 21 more dates until 28 Apr 2015

An Evening with Julian Lloyd Webber

Julian Lloyd Webber talks about his distinguished musical career, with musical support from Jiaxin Lloyd Webber (cello) and Pam Chowhan (piano).

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sun 24 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 01727 844488

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Tue 5 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 01284 758000

The Beehive, Honiton

Sat 9 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 01404 384 050

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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

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.

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The Astrology of Love and Relationships

This talk is aimed at offering a better understanding of relationships and matters of the heart. If you're attending, it's advisable to either know or have your birth chart, as there's astrology involved. The answer could be written in the stars, y'know.

New Acropolis, London N1

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£5 (£3) / 020 7359 0059

Maum Meditation Special Seminar

Introductory seminar on Maum meditation. Learn about the human mind, how to expand it, and how to rid it from burden and stress.

London Meditation Center, SW19

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 020 8715 1601

Tue 30 Dec

Free / 020 8715 1601

Tue 6 Jan 2015

Free / 020 8715 1601

…and 103 more dates until 27 Dec 2016

Winter Astronomy Evenings

Find out about the history of the Royal Observatory Edinburgh and discover more about the night sky. Booking is essential.

Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

Fri 9 Jan 2015

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

Fri 16 Jan 2015

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

Fri 23 Jan 2015

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

…and 13 more dates until 24 Apr 2015

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

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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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

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

Animated Nightmares: Talk

A programme of films from Robert Morgan, along with a selection of international animation which has inspired him.

Norwich Puppet Theatre

Tue 3 Feb 2015

£8 / 01603 629921

Part of Manipulate.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 6 Feb 2015

£8 / 0131 228 1404

Part of Manipulate.

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

Fri 16 Jan 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7845 4600

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Are We Really Safe?

Talk by Prof Chris Kemp, Head of the International Centre for Crowd Management and Security Studies.

Edinburgh Napier University

Wed 27 May 2015

Lindsay Stewart Lecture Theatre

Free

Artists Design for the British Stage

Jane Pritchard of the V&A talks about the relationship of British artists with theatre.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 6 Jan 2015

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

Artists@Work: Ubu Roi

A demonstration of the 3D mapping being used in the forthcoming production of Ubu Roi, from Director Phillipos Phillipou and dramaturgist Vangelis Makriyannakis.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 31 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 228 1404

Part of Manipulate.

Bach as Artist or Preacher?

Talk from John Butt, director of the Dunedin Consort and a world-renowned Bach scholar, on the roles of emotion and meaning in Bach's church cantatas, followed by a performance of the two cantatas under discussion, BWV 21 Ich hätte viel Bekümmernis and BWV 150 Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich by the Mayfield Singers and…

Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 667 1522

Performance by Mayfield Singers and Players. Part of Festival of Sacred Music.

Sat 31 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 667 1522

Part of Festival of Sacred Music.

The Bedale Hoard

The Yorkshire Museum’s Curator of Archaeology presents a talk on the Bedale Hoard with a chance to handle the newly conserved items.

Yorkshire Museum

Tue 24 Feb 2015

£15 includes museum admission. / 01904 687633

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Behold the Light of Nature': Ruskin on Turner, Edinburgh 1853 (Performed Reading)

Paul O'Keeffe recreates Ruskin's account of the life of Turner.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 20 Jan 2015

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

The Big Outdoor Show

An activity weekend where outdoor enthusiasts and families can visit or camp. Featuring seminars with famous explorers, mountain bike displays, wakeboarding and evening fun.

Willen Lake, Milton Keynes

Fri 22 May 2015

£9.50–£49.50 (Family £24.50; Family £125.50–£149.50; Children £0–£19.50; Seniors £7.50) / 0871 220 0260

Bill Herbert on Jade Ladder: Contemporary Chinese Poetry

Former Dundee Makar Bill Herbert presents a talk on the book Jade Ladder: Contemporary Chinese Poetry. The book, which he co-edited, demonstrates the diversity of Chinese poetry in English.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Mon 16 Feb 2015

£3–£5 / 01786 471917

Book Launch - War and Poetry

2014 saw the 100 year anniversary of the First World War. 2015 marks the Italian centenary of that same war. Much has been written and debated about Italy’s involvement in the war, but how did it impact on the poets in Italy? What were they thinking? This event launches a new Luath anthology that contains new translations…

J&G Innes, St Andrews

Sat 7 Mar 2015

Free / 01334 472174

Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute and J&G Innes Ltd Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

By Way of the Sea: Exploring a Bronze Age Maritory in NW Europe

Peter Clark and Anne Lehoërff discuss the close cultural links between Bronze Age communities from either side of the English Channel.

Regent Building, Aberdeen

Tue 13 Jan 2015

Free

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