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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

Eduardo Paolozzi

Curator and writer Judith Collins talks about Paolozzi.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Nov

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

Annual Hamish Henderson Lecture

Dolina McLennan presents this year's folk music lecture.

Edinburgh City Chambers

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 0131 529 4003

Part of Carrying Stream Festival.

Alan Gallop: The U-Boat Story

Alan Gallop discusses German U-Boat submarines, which were used for rapid attack. He uses rare illustrations of the U-Boats in action and explores how crews spent up to four months at a time in difficult conditions.

Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Thu 20 Nov

£3 / 01256 478670

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.

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

Sun 7 Dec

£15 / 020 7591 3000

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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 31 Oct

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

Meet outside.

Sat 1 Nov

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

Meet outside.

Sun 2 Nov

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

Meet outside.

…and 179 more dates until 1 May 2015

An Afternoon with Shona MacLean

The writer dicusses her work.

Aberdeen Central Library

Sat 29 Nov

Free ticketed / 01224 652500

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Around the world in 80 teas

P.M. David Silva & Sons was established in 1945 during the Plantation Raj in Ceylon’s world famous Dimbula valley. The remaining family company bring the world’s most sought after teas that are hand plucked and ethically sourced from the very people and estates that have worked there for over three generations. Find…

Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, St Andrews

Sun 9 Nov

Free Booking required / 01334 474371

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Mon 10 Nov

Free Booking required / 01334 474371

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Around the world in 80 teas plus Laurent Perrier Afternoon Tea

As above but also with an award-winning afternoon tea experience - with a delicious selection of delicate pastries and cakes, created by the hotel’s Pastry Chef, including homemade scones and lemon pancakes, with clotted cream and strawberry and pink Champagne preserve.

Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, St Andrews

Sun 9 Nov

£20–£33 / 01334 474371

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Mon 10 Nov

£20–£33 / 01334 474371

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.

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Brian Allan: Truth, Lies and Ufology

How the intelligence services created the modern UFO myth… did many icons of modern Ufology originate on alien worlds, or were they based on pioneering German technology captured at the end of WWII?  Did US intelligence use Ufology as a smokescreen to hide its own technological wonders.

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sat 1 Nov

£5 (£4.50) / 01786 473544

Part of The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

Brief History Of … Who?

Exploring the career and roots of a famous Scot. Who, you ask? Well – that's a surprise.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Fri 14 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 287 2999

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.

Clare Twomey: The Story of Making

A talk from ceramic artist Clare Twomey. Booking is essential.

Yorkshire Museum

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01904 687687

Combating kidney dialysis vascular access

More than 250,000 patients across Europe require kidney dialysis. Vascular access sites are used to remove and return blood to/from the patient during dialysis. These sites fail in at least half of patients within the first year, leading to increased infections, hospital stays and operations. Dr Shona Matthew at the…

Tower Building, Dundee

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 01382 383396

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

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Deepening the Practice 2

Conversations and talks about finding the right performance style for you.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 5 Dec

£10 / 0131 556 9579

Discussion: Untangling The Politics Of Black Hair

Taking the political and cultural significance of black hair as our starting point, the panel will discuss the relationship between hair and post-colonialist beauty ideals, and the impact this has had on perceptions of identity.

New Art Exchange, Nottingham

Sat 22 Nov

Free / 0115 924 8630

Dr Jonathan Kemp

When not playing bass in St Andrews' own jazz-fusion band, Dr Jonathan Kemp researches acoustics and here he presents a paper on the motion of the lips in brass instrument playing (tip: they're the primary resonator and, as such, largely control the pitch of the final sound).

Byre Theatre, St Andrews

Wed 5 Nov


Duncan Campbell: Artist Talk

Artist and film-maker talks about his work.

Tate Britain, London SW1P

Sat 22 Nov

Clore Auditorium

£12 concessions available / 020 7887 8888

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

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The Eagle's Way: Jim Crumley

Jim Crumley discusses his book The Eagle's Way.

Lochee Community Library, Dundee

Wed 26 Nov

Free ticketed / 01382 431835

Part of Book Week Scotland.

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 30 Nov

Free / 0131 555 7019

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

The Lowry, Salford

Sun 30 Nov

Quays Theatre

£18 / 08432 086000

Evolve, Adapt, Survive

Visit the Garden of Evolution to see how plants have evolved over 500 million years. We’ll also see how evolution by natural selection has produced plants adapted to the very different rainforest and desert environments. Indoor options available.

University of Dundee Botanic Garden

Sat 15 Nov

Free Booking required / 01382 381190

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Festival of Books Day

Celebrate the written word with this afternoon of literary treats. On the bill is Midnight in St Petersburg author Vanora Bennett and The Soldier's Song writer Alan Monaghan. Plus, there's readings from Irish WWI poet Francis Ledwidge, activities for children, speed meets with authors, agents, editors and publishers and…

St James' Church, London NW6

Sat 1 Nov


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