Afternoon events, Talks & lectures

238 events

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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.

Princess Theatre, Torquay

Sat 27 Sep

£26 / 0870 847 2315

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

Fri 19 Sep

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

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Sat 20 Sep

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

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Sun 21 Sep

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

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30
…and 221 more dates until 1 May 2015

II Young European Entrepreneurs Seminar

Learn how to make your business idea a reality at this conference designed for Europeans recently arrived to the UK. From Vamos Scotland. Booking is essential.

Glasgow University Union

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 07583 388331

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

The Sci-Fun Roadshow

Have fun with more than fifty hands-on science activities.

Dalkeith Library

Wed 15 Oct

Free / 0131 663 2083

Part of Midlothian Science Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

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

The Savoy Theatre, Monmouth

Sun 28 Sep

£12 / 01600 772467

  • 16:00
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Friends of RBGE Benmore AGM Followed by Talk from Simon Milne

Regius Keeper Simon Milne MBE will speak to members after the AGM.

Benmore Botanic Garden, Argyll

Thu 16 Apr 2015

Courtyard Gallery

Free / 01369 706261

  • 14:00 – 15:30

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 25 Sep

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00
…and 3 more dates until 30 Oct

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

Graham Fagen discusses his charmingly titled 1998 installation Peek-a-Jobby, and there's a DJ set from A La Fu Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

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.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 11 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

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

  • 15:00 – 17:00

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

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

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Mackintosh Architecture Lunchtime Talk: Travels with Mackintosh

Pamela Robertson of the Hunterian talks about travels with Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 0141 330 4221

  • 13:00 – 13:15

PhD in an Hour

Enjoy a cup of tea while a PhD student shares their findings and ideas.

The Café on the Corner, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 0131 288 4249

  • 14:00 – 18:00
  • 14:00 – 16:00

Lovecrumbs, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 0131 288 4249

  • 15:00 – 19:00

Picturing Jewellery in Renaissance Scotland

Senior curator Kate Anderson talks about 16th and 17th Scottish jewellery.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 22 Oct

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 12:45 – 13:30
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Tibetan Buddhist Meditation with the Gar Trinley Yongkhyab Ling Sangha

Experience traditional Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice.

Abbey Mount Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Sep

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

  • 15:00 – 17:00

Sun 28 Sep

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

  • 15:00 – 17:00

Sun 5 Oct

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

  • 15:00 – 17:00
…and 11 more dates until 21 Dec

An ‘Unprofitable’ Sport? Bans, Billionaires and the Growth of Golf

Laurie Rae, Senior Curator at the British Golf Museum, talks about how the game has developed over the years.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 12:45 – 13:30

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

Japan Matters: Environmental Radiation in Fukushima

Kimiaki Saito of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency discusses the situation in Fukushima Prefecture.

Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 0141 548 4144

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Mackintosh Architecture Lunchtime Talk – Mackintosh and Europe

A talk from Nicky Imrie of the University of Glasgow.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Wed 8 Oct

Free / 0141 330 4221

  • 13:00 – 13:15
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Sunday Herald and Bloody Scotland Independence Debate

The referendum will have been and gone by the time Bloody Scotland takes place, so a panel, including William McIlvanney and Tom Devine, discuss the result and what is next for the country.

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sat 20 Sep

£9.50 (£8.50) / 01786 473544

Part of Bloody Scotland.

  • 15:15 – 16:45

10 Years Of Who Do You Think You Are?

To celebrate ten years and one hundred episodes of the famous genealogy documentary, actor Brian Blessed shares his experiences of discovering his past. Dan Waddell, author of Who Do You Think You Are: The Genealogy Handbook, and members of the show’s production team join him to celebrate this much-loved British…

Maxima Forum, Cheltenham

Wed 8 Oct

£12

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

101 Legendary Whiskies

Back by popular demand, whisky expert Ian Buxton takes us on a tastebud-tingling tour of some of the world’s finest and rarest whiskies, revealing entertaining and unusual stories behind their creation along the way.

Spiegeltent, Cheltenham

Thu 9 Oct

£20

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

The 1939 Cheltenham Booker Prize

Which 1939 book deserves to win our very own Booker? You have the vote! Man Booker Prize Literary Director Ion Trewin and our judging panel Clare Clark, Louise Doughty, Natalie Haynes, Daljit Nagra and John Sutherland discuss the merits of Geoffrey Household’s Rogue Male, Christopher Isherwood’s Goodbye to Berlin, James…

The Inkpot, Cheltenham

Sat 11 Oct

£8

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography

Anne Lyden, International Photography Curator, talks about how photography and Queen Victoria influenced each other.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Oct

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 12:45 – 13:30
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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

Afternoon Tea with the Archers

Now in its 64th year The Archers is more popular than ever, with a growing online community following the twists and turns of life in Ambridge. The show’s editor Sean O’Connor, cast members Charles Collingwood (Brian Aldridge), Angela Piper (Jennifer Aldridge) and Louiza Patikas (Helen Archer), discuss its enduring appeal…

Spiegeltent, Cheltenham

Sat 4 Oct

£25

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Afternoon Tea with Val McDermid

Bestselling crime writer Val McDermid showcases her two new novels – her latest chilling, page-turning crime novel The Skeleton Road; and the second book of the Austen Project, a modern reimagining of the much loved Jane Austen classic Northanger Abbey.

Spiegeltent, Cheltenham

Sun 12 Oct

£15

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Agatha Christie and The Monogram Murders

Join Sophie Hannah, author of the new Poirot novel The Monogram Murders, Agatha Christie’s grandson Mathew Prichard and curator of the Agatha Christie estate John Curran as they celebrate the English crime writer and best selling novelist of all time and her most famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Chaired by author…

Cheltenham Town Hall

Wed 8 Oct

£8 / 0844 576 2210

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

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.

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