After 12pm, Talks & lectures

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Black Grouse presents Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Kenton Cool, Olly Hicks and Ben Fogle

Four adventurers and explorers talk about what drives them to do the crazy things they do. With Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Kenton Cool, Olly Hicks and Ben Fogle.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 8 Dec

£16 / 0131 473 2000

Community Discussion: The Future of LGBT Equality in Scotland

Now that the Referendum is out of the way, and with the general election coming up, this is a panel discussion to explore what LGBT people and their allies hope for the future. Booking is essential.

Eric Liddell Centre, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 0131 447 4520

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.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 1 Dec

Victorian Bar

Free / 0141 552 3748

The Science and Art of Brewing by Keith Lugton

Mon 5 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 2 Feb 2015

Free / 0141 552 3748

…and 9 more dates until 2 Nov 2015

The Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow Lectures

Come listen to ideas fly around at these lectures intended to advance knowledge of arts and sciences.

John Anderson Building, Glasgow

Wed 26 Nov

Free donations welcome / 0141 548 3444

V&A Dundee on the new V&A Dundee.

Wed 10 Dec

Free donations welcome / 0141 548 3444

Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology on Excavations at the Ness of Brodgar.

Dr David Martin: The Dundee and Newtyle Railway Talk

Dr David Martin, a lecturer in the Department of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, discusses the history of the Dundee and Newtyle Railway.

Discovery Point, Dundee

Thu 19 Feb 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 309060

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Evening Talk: Chocolate – History, Facts and Myths

The Chocolate Tree are Scottish craft chocolate makers; one of very few chocolatiers in the UK who make their own chocolate. They work directly with growers of cacao to encourage the growing of heirloom cacao which will sustain biodiversity and fine flavour chocolate into the future, as well as providing growers with the…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Thu 4 Dec

Lecture Theatre, 20A Inverleith Row

£5 (Members £3) / 0131 248 2909

Discovering People: Camila Batmanghelidjh CBE

Camila Batmanghelidjh discusses life and society's treatment of young people facing challenging circumstances.

Royal Geographical Society (With The Institute Of British Geographers), London SW7

Wed 3 Dec

£10 (RGS-IBG members £7) / 020 7591 3000

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

Wed 26 Nov

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

Meet outside.

Thu 27 Nov

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

Meet outside.

Fri 28 Nov

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

Meet outside.

…and 153 more dates until 1 May 2015

Gavin Francis: Empire Antarctica – Ice, Silence and Emperor Penguins

Although he went to Antarctica as an on-base medical doctor, Gavin Francis ended up spending a lot of time with emperor penguins during his fourteen months on the most icy and isolated of continents. Hear him talk about his life-changing experience among the birds.

Central Library, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 242 8100

Dunbar Library

Thu 27 Nov

Free ticketed / 01368 866060

Part of Book Week Scotland.

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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Black & Blue – Artists In Conversation

Discussion with artists Penny Clayden and Chris Day, chaired by Alice Kettle.

Free Space Gallery, London NW5

Fri 12 Dec

Free / 07950 695699

Onyeka: African People in Sixteenth Century Scotland

A talk from historian Onyeka on African people in Scotland during the sixteenth century.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 3 Dec

Free / 07958 671267

Robert Lewellyn: Electric Cars Are Rubbish. Aren't They?

Best known for his work as a battery powered mechanoid (Kryten) in Red Dwarf, or a scruffy presenter of Scrapheap Challenge, Robert Llewellyn will argue that batteries and electric cars are the key to a very different future.

The Horsebridge Arts & Community Centre, Whitstable

Sat 29 Nov

£14; £12 adv (£10) / 01227 281174

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation with the Gar Trinley Yongkhyab Ling Sangha

Experience traditional Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice.

Abbey Mount Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

Sun 7 Dec

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

Sun 14 Dec

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

Sun 21 Dec

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

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Chris Hadfield: You Are Here

Canadian astronaut Hadfield is probably best known for singing Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in the International Space Station which made him a viral star. His new book is the best of photographs of the earth from space.

At-Bristol

Thu 11 Dec

£15 / 0845 345 1235

£15 (£13.50; Children £10) / 0845 345 1235

Cineworld IMAX, Glasgow

Mon 15 Dec

£5 (Admission, including a copy of the book £20) / 0871 540 1000

Royal Geographical Society (With The Institute Of British Geographers), London SW7

Sun 7 Dec

£15 / 020 7591 3000

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Dundee Afternoon Lecture: Christopher Whatley

Christopher Whatley discusses the Kirk and the struggle for hearts and minds in Angus during the Jacobite risings.

Tower Building, Dundee

Wed 11 Feb 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 384310

Edinburgh Ragged University Talks

Talks on a variety of themes organised by the Ragged University, promoting the message that learning is much more palatable when served up with a nice cold pint. There will be food provided and everyone is invited to bring an item of food to put on the table to share. All welcome.

Counting House, Edinburgh

Thu 4 Dec

Free / 0131 667 7533

Talks include ‘One Brain, Two Languages: Bringing Up a Bilingual Child' by Madeleine Beveridge and 'Dyslexia; What It Is And How It Has Affected Me' by Alex Dunedin.

Hallam Foe: Adapting Scottish Books for Screen

Many Scottish books have been adapted into feature films. Join us in Filmhouse to hear about the process of adaptation before we watch Hallam Foe. Written by Peter Jinks and then turned into a film by David Mackenzie in 2007, Hallam Foe features a grown up Jamie Bell.

macrobert, Stirling

Tue 25 Nov

Free tbc / 01786 466666

Part of Book Week Scotland.

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

Sat 29 Nov

Included in admission / 01620 850330

Sun 30 Nov

Included in admission / 01620 850330

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 01620 850330

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Science Meets Art

George Donald talks through his drawing of a life model.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

Mon 5 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

Mon 2 Feb 2015

Free / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

Selected Symposium: Making Connections

Symposium inviting makers and attendees to question how craft practice connects to new forms of consumption, the rise of the creative city, digital process and hybrid practices.

Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Mon 1 Dec

£20 (£15) / 0131 550 3660

Wise Wives and Warlocks

A rogues' gallery of East Lothian witchcraft.

North Berwick Library

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 01620 897450

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Abertay Historical Society Talk: Jim Livesey, Graeme Morton and Annie Tineley

A peek into some new history research at the University of Dundee, with speakers Jim Livesey, Graeme Morton and Annie Tineley.

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Wed 10 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 223181

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

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