After 12pm, Talks & lectures

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Write Shoot Cut

Monthly short film networking night taking open submissions for screening and discussion.

Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Nov

£6 (£5) / 0131 228 2688

Mon 8 Dec

£6 (£5) / 0131 228 2688

Gordon Buchanan: Lost Adventures

Gordon's tales of his adventures, expedition and wildlife experiences.

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Mon 20 Oct

The Beacon Theatre

£14.50 / 01475 723723

Caird Hall, Dundee

Fri 24 Oct

£14.50 / 01382 434940

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Tue 21 Oct

£12.50–£14.50 / 01463 234234

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The Sign of Three: Progress Report on an Investigation into the Epidemic of Itch, Sneeze and Wheeze

Professor Sheikh presents a summary of the main culprits for the UK's epidemic of allergy.

University of Edinburgh

Triptych by Bernardo Daddi

Ailsa Turner talks about Daddi's masterpiece.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

Care: My Story

A screening of films about young people growing up in care. Followed by a Q&A session.

Glasgow Film Theatre

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0141 332 6535

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David Mitchell: Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse

The comedian, TV star, writer and actor talks about his latest book Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse which is a look at the absurdities of modern living.

Conway Hall, London WC1R

Wed 12 Nov

£12.84–£16.05 / 020 7242 8032

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Sat 22 Nov

£22 / 01424 229111

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

Wed 12 Nov

£20 / 020 7591 3000

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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 23 Oct

Free / 0131 667 7533

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 0131 667 7533

Talks include ‘3D Printing: no-hype, promise, just extraordinary art and design!’ by Ann Marie Shillito and 'Cerebral Diabetes and the Reversal of the Flynn Effect' by Mike McInnes.

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 29 Oct

Free donation welcome / 0141 548 3444

Sir Muir Gray, Director of the NHS National Knowledge Service on evidence based medicine. Talk followed by Q&A and drinks.

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.

Annual SSHoP Lecture: Paul Seawright

Photographer Paul Seawright talks about his illustrious career.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 22 Oct

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

Dundee and Its Scientific Firsts

In 1867 the British Association for the Advancement of Science held their 37th Annual Meeting in Dundee to the dismay of some of its members. Despite assurances and persistence from the host city, many questioned the wisdom of taking this hugely prestigious event to a non-university Scottish town for the first time. These…

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Sat 1 Nov

Free Booking required / 01382 385564.

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

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Edinburgh Tarot Group

Join up with other folks interested in the mystical art of tarot at this monthly group, and share tips and tricks while you practice doing readings for other members.

Sofi's, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 555 7019

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0131 555 7019

An Evening with Richard Crossley

The celebrated birder, photographer and author of field guides talks about his work.

The Cut, Halesworth

Mon 20 Oct

£5 / 0845 673 2123

Part of Halesworth Festival.

Generation by Night

Early evening talks, demonstrations, hands-on art-making sessions, live music and other creative responses to the Generation art programme.

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

An artist's talk from Ross Sinclair and a site-specific DJ set from Loops Haunt. Part of Generation.

Thu 11 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

Julie Roberts talks about how institutional constraints on the female body affect her work. Part of Generation.

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

Ciara Phillips, Claire Barclay and Kate Davis discuss their work. Part of Generation.

Koen Vanmechelen: Darwin's Dream – Panel Discussion

Panel discussion with the artist, curators James Putnam and Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts and Belgian geneticist Em. Prof. Jean-Jacques Cassiman, a longterm collaborator of the artist. Places are limited. Booking is essential.

St Pancras Church, London NW1

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 020 8558 6982

Losing Sight Of Glory: Six Centuries Of Battlefield Surgery

Medical history expert Michael Crumplin discusses the dramatic history of battlefield surgery. Booking is essential.

Royal College of Physicians Museum, London NW1

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 020 3075 1649

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The Science of Cycling

Cycling experts – including Will Fotheringham (The Guardian's cycling correspondent), Emma Pooley (former pro cyclist), Phil Burt (British Cycling's lead physiotherapist) and Nigel Mitchell (British Cycling's head of nutrition – talk about the pursuit for cycling perfection.

National Cycling Centre, Manchester

Wed 22 Oct

£20 / 0161 223 2244

Wildflowers of the Greek Mainland

Brian Allan delivers this lecture on the wildflowers that can be found on the Greek mainland.

University Of Dundee

Tue 28 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 348148

William Latham In Conversation

This event with artist William Latham will discuss the Mutator2 exhibition. This major exhibition of William Latham, a pioneering figure of Computer Art, includes Latham’s video art and interactive projected imagery that explore and embody evolutionary processes, physical and virtual space. Step into the scene of morphing…

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 01382 385330

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Biomimicry Website Launch 

Biomimicry, the emulation of nature’s genius, is becoming a hot topic on science and technology issues. Come along to this fascinating talk and workshop about rediscovering the wisdom of the natural world. • 2pm – 2.30pm Talk: Biomimicry, Biomimetics or Bionics? The State of the Art of learning from Nature • 2.30pm – 3pm…

D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, Dundee

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 01382 384310

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Cancer diagnosis and treatment – Next generation technology

The Institute for Medical Science and Technology (IMSaT) is developing new techniques for diagnosis and treatment of cancer. You will be offered a guided tour of IMSaT’s research labs, along with short talks on their world-leading work based on the results in MRI, ultrasound and photonics.

Institute for Medical Science and Technology, Dundee

Sat 8 Nov

Free Booking required / 01382 388355

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

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Chris O’Dowd and Nick Murphy

Director Nick Murphy and writer/funny man Chris O'Dowd discuss their new book, Moone Boy.

Dulwich Books, London SE21

Tue 28 Oct

£6 entry and a copy of the book (Entry only £3) / 020 8670 1920

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

Mon 20 Oct

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

Meet outside.

Tue 21 Oct

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

Meet outside.

Wed 22 Oct

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

Meet outside.

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Fused Festival

Friday night welcomes young people of all musical abilities to take part in songwriting and music-making activities presented by professional musicians. Saturday night is gig night headlined by indie-folk band Randolph’s Leap. Featured artists include Rising Pacific, Cameron Roxburgh, Deep As Grass, The Canary Trap and…

Albert Halls, Stirling

Fri 24 Oct

Over-12s only

£3 (children free) / 01786 473544

Jodi Picoult: Leaving Time

Popular author Jodi Picoult talks about her latest book, Leaving Time.

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Thu 6 Nov

Free but ticketed / 01382 223181

Part of Dundee Literary Festival.

Free / 01382 223181

Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 8 Nov

£5–£7 / 0141 577 4956

Theatre At The Mill, Newtownabbey

Sun 9 Nov

£6 (£4) / 028 9034 0202

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