Afternoon events, Talks & lectures

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The Alternative Edinburgh Walking Tour

Get off the tourist paths and see a different side of the city, learning about everything from its literary past to the disco pioneer who grew up near (but note: not in) the bins at the back of Tesco.

Omni Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

Free (donations welcome) / 0131 524 7770

Please do not contact the venue.

  • 15:30

The Thermos Museum

If you're somebody who gets super-excited about thermal insulation technology – and who isn't? – then get yourself down to the Thermos Museum and let an expert guide you through the history of the vacuum flask.

Festival Square, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

Payment Upon Satisfaction, expensive gift shop also available

  • 14:00 – 20:00

An Evening with Sir Roger Moore

Interviewed by Gareth Owen, Hollywood legend, knight and raconteur Sir Roger Moore candidly discusses his life and career, from The Saint and The Persuaders to his stint as 007 and beyond. Followed by an audience Q&A.

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Sun 14 Sep

£25 ( £22.50) / 01227 787787

  • 17:00

Princess Theatre, Torquay

Sat 27 Sep

£26 / 0870 847 2315

Blabbermouth

This 12-hour live celebration of Scottish music and spoken word features a collection of artists, actors, politicians, journalists, sportspeople, singers and scientists performing their favourite pieces of Scottish writing. A chance to celebrate Scotland's contribution to the world in the final hours before the referendum.

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 17 Sep

£10 (£8) per session; £30 (£20) for day ticket / 0131 473 2000

Edinburgh Living History 1910: An Indian Summer

Visit Lauriston Castle as Mr and Mrs Reid are preparing to travel abroad, when guests unexpectedly arrive. A costumed interpretation day by Edinburgh Living History.

Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Sep

£5–£6.50 (Children £3–£4.50; Family £12.50–£17) / 0131 228 1155

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Make and Mend Upcycling Course

A five-week course that takes discarded materials and turns them into a useful and beautiful object for your home using a variety of craft techniques.

Craigroyston High School, Edinburgh

Thu 25 Sep

£26 for five-week term (£14–£15) / 0131 477 7801

Thu 2 Oct

£26 for five-week term (£14–£15) / 0131 477 7801

Thu 9 Oct

£26 for five-week term (£14–£15) / 0131 477 7801

…and 2 more dates until 23 Oct

Titian in Ten

Ten-minute pop-up talks on Titian's masterpieces.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00

Wed 10 Sep

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00

Y Not Jam – Girls into Games

There aren't nearly enough women designing video games, so aspiring designers should go to this free event in which you have only 48 hours to design and develop a new game for presentation on Sunday afternoon.

Glasgow Caledonian University

Sun 31 Aug

Free

All are welcome to the opening event at 3pm, but the game jam is for women only.

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

Sun 31 Aug

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

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Mon 1 Sep

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

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Tue 2 Sep

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

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30
…and 240 more dates until 1 May 2015

An Evening with Gervase Phinn

The Yorkshire writer and radio personality talks about his life and work.

The Lowry, Salford

Sun 30 Nov

Quays Theatre

£20 / 08432 086000

  • 14:00
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Frank Williams: More Tea Vicar?

Frank Williams, one of the only remaining cast members of the classic series Dad's Army, reveals some of the secrets behind one of the most popular TV successes of all time

Haverhill Arts Centre

Sat 6 Sep

£10–£12 / 01440 714140

  • 15:00

Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Sun 31 Aug

£13.50 (£11.50; £10.50) / 01903 206206

  • 16:00

The Royal Hippodrome, Eastbourne

Sun 7 Sep

£13.50 (Children £11.50; £11.50; £11.50) / 01323 412000

  • 15:00

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21st Century Materials with Mark Miodownik

We know what living things are and we know what non-living things are. But how much longer will this be so clear cut? Our growing understanding of matter and new materials are likely to mean that in the future, we may have to rethink; bionic people and living buildings are on the horizon. Join Mark Miodownik to gaze into…

Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

African Echoes in New Jazz

African-jazz fusion with South African playwright, composer and musician Mxolisi Norman. Booking is essential.

The Arts Centre, Ormskirk

Thu 6 Nov

Free / 01695 584480

Albert's Band: To Infinity and Beyond

Music associated with space accompanies this intergalactic experience.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sat 25 Oct

£8.14 (Children £5.08) / 020 7589 8212

This event takes place in the Elgar Room.

Ancient Skies

A viewing of the fulldome film, which explores the relationships that ancient cultures had with the skies. Featuring interviews with archeo-astronomers and 360 degree time-lapse footage taken of various mesolithic and neolithic sites.

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Tue 2 Sep

01962 863791

  • 16:00

£8–£10 / 01962 863791

  • 16:00 – 17:30
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The Ape that Stood Up

Join Susannah Thorpe, and Julia Myatt to explore how the fascinating world of animal behaviour, especially knowledge of modern great ape walking, running and climbing, sheds light on how humans became the ape who stood up.

Poynting Physics Building, Birmingham

Mon 8 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

The Art of Anatomy

This fascinating talk by Alice Roberts traces the history of the illustrated anatomy text through time, illuminating advances in anatomical knowledge, the changing relationship between art and science, and the development of new technology in the investigation of anatomy itself, in the production of illustrations, and in…

Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham

Sun 7 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Arthur Jafa and Kara Keeling: Touching the Imperceptible

Cinematographer, director and cultural critic Arthur Jafa and Prof Kara Keeling of USC, author of The Witch's Flight: The Cinematic, the Black Femme, and the Image of Common Sense, in a (kind of) conversation about blackness, queerness and cinema.

Tramway, Glasgow

Sat 27 Sep

£6 for Saturday pass; £14 for weekend pass / 0845 330 3501

Part of ARIKA14 Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way.

Astronomy in the City

Join astronomers from Birmingham for the launch of their autumn Astronomy in the City programme. Find out about the biggest objects in the universe and what these cosmic giants can teach us about the mysterious dark matter and dark energy! Hear what you can see in the September night sky. Ask the experts about black…

Poynting Physics Building, Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Astronomy in the City: Trips to University of Birmingham Observatory

The University of Birmingham Observatory is home to a new telescope with a diameter of half a metre. Drop in to the Observatory throughout the day to use the telescope (weather permitting) and to find out how our students and staff use the telescope for their studies.

University Of Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

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Battle of Prestonpans Talk

A talk about the Battle of Prestonpans, from historian Arran Johnston. Ages 12+.

Prestongrange Museum, Prestonpans

Sun 14 Sep

£3.60 (includes a hot drink and a cake) / 0131 653 2904

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Big Brother: Keeping a Watchful Eye on Animal Behaviour

Applying the latest video technology to observe animal behaviour can advance our understanding, leading to improved animal well-being, as well as generating more reliable data from animal studies. Find out about three different projects using video to monitor and evaluate animal behaviour.

Poynting Physics Building, Birmingham

Wed 10 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Biomaterials in our Daily Lives

Biomaterials research is at the forefront of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, and uses ideas from medicine, biology, chemistry, materials science and engineering. Come and find out about exciting advances in replacing or regenerating failed body parts.

Aston Webb Building, Birmingham

Wed 10 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Birmingham: The Smarter, Greener Science City

In order to meet targets for reducing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions to slow global warming, cities will need to be smarter and greener. The Birmingham Smart City Roadmap outlines how our city, with business and citizens, will continue the journey to becoming a smarter and greener city. Find out how the Birmingham…

Millennium Point, Birmingham

Wed 10 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Blackwell's Historic Oxford Walking Tour

Learn all about Oxford's history from Saxon times. Featuring the story of Saint Frideswide and her avoidance of King Algar. Also includes a visit to the 11th century castle.

Blackwell's, Oxford

Fri 5 Sep

£8 (£7) / 01865 333623

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Fri 12 Sep

£8 (£7) / 01865 333623

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Fri 19 Sep

£8 (£7) / 01865 333623

  • 14:00 – 15:30
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