Afternoon events, 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

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

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

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

A Celebration of Burns

Stirling Castle's annual celebration of the national bard features a tour of the castle, which inspired his infamous poem on Scotland's national decay, Lines on Stirling.

Stirling Castle

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Included in admission / 01786 450000

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Included in admission / 01786 450000

Collecting Faces: The Semiotics of Collecting Faces in the 18th Century Through Books, Prints and Drawings

Prof Melissa Percival of the University of Exeter talks about the history of the notion that human character is expressed in the face.

Plymouth City Museum And Art Gallery

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£6.60 (£4.50) / 01752 304774/264878

Craigie Aitchison: A Life in Colour

Cate Haste talks about her new book on Craigie Aitchison.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 3 Feb 2015

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

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Creating a Portrait Head

Sculptor Deirdre Nicholls talks about the process of making a portrait head.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 11 Feb 2015

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

Discovery Film School Dundee Gala Screening

Twelve young filmmakers present their films: the result of four months' work with professional artists. Members of the group will introduce the screening and take part in a Q&A afterwards.

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Sat 24 Jan 2015

01382 909900

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

Ebay: Buying and Selling for Absolute Beginners

Learn how to buy and sell items on Ebay, one of the world's biggest auction sites.

Peterborough Central Library

Tue 24 Feb 2015

£6 / 01733 864280

Wed 25 Feb 2015

£6 / 01733 864280

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

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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

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An Evening with Gervase Phinn

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

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Sat 9 May 2015

£16 (£15) / 01332 255800

FameLab – Scottish Final

Learn all the scientific factoids your heart ever desired at this science communicator face-off.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 650 4874

First World War Series: Scottish Women’s Hospitals – The Nurses Of Royaumont

Alison O'Donnell explores the history of the Scottish Women's hospitals.

The Royal College Of Nursing Library And Heritage Centre, London W1G

Thu 12 Feb 2015

Free / 0345 337 3368

Free Cultural Heritage Talk

Free lunchtime talks delivered in partnership with Leeds University's Brotherton Library. These talks, given by people who work with the collections, reveal some of the remarkable objects that the Brotherton collects and makes accessible for both the University and the public. You are welcome to bring your own dinner to…

Central Library, Leeds

Thu 15 Jan 2015

Free / 01132 476 016

Histories of Theatre in Leeds & West Yorkshire: From 19th century playbills to the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds and West Yorkshire have a vibrant and fascinating theatrical heritage as revealed through the University Library's Special Collections and the Local and Family History Library.

Thu 12 Mar 2015

Free / 01132 476 016

The Lost Library of Kirkstall Abbey: Only a few objects associated with medieval Kirkstall survive and a missal, published in 1516 and now in Leeds Central Library, is believed to be one. Hear about the role the monks of Kirkstall played in the medieval society.

Leeds Town Hall

Fri 13 Feb 2015

Free

Dialect in the Museum: The Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture (LAVC) in Special Collections is a unique collection of materials relating to English dialect and folk life. Hear how the staff are breathing new life into this historical archive by teaming up with Yorkshire museums, enriching their collections, and inviting visitors to help dig for dialect.

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

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Generation by Night

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

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

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

Thu 22 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

GENERATION: Sam Ainsley and David Harding in Conversation

A talk about Glasgow's place in the visual arts from Sam Ainsley and David Harding.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Mon 5 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

The Glad Academy

Monthly talk on philosophical subjects or topics.

The Glad Café, Glasgow

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£5 / 0141 636 6119

Reuben Chesters on Food: Reuben is from Locavore, the local organic grocery store and veg bag delivery service. Locavore sells food from their own land and from local growers and ethical producers.

Hayter and Atelier 17: Printmaking in Paris During the 1930s

Kerry Watson discusses the printmaking of Stanley William Hayter.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Mon 2 Feb 2015

Keiller Library

Free / 0131 624 6200

The Hidden Generation – Contemporary Art in Awkward Places

Dr Andrew Patrizio talks about some of the background to the Generation season.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 19 Jan 2015

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

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