Afternoon events, Talks & lectures

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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.

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

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.

Lee Miller’s Transgressive Eroticism

Patricia Allmer of the University of Edinburgh talks about legendary photographer and sometime model Lee Miller, in a talk prompted by Miller's extraordinary diptych Severed Breast (from Radical Mastectomy).

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 11 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.

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

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

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Mackintosh Architecture Lunchtime Talk – The Stones that Built Victorian Glasgow

John Faithfull presents this talk on the stones that built Victorian Glasgow.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Wed 19 Nov

Free / 0141 330 4221

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

Jodi Picoult: Leaving Time

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

Theatre At The Mill, Newtownabbey

Sun 9 Nov

£6 (£4) / 028 9034 0202

Waterstones West End, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 2666

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

Robert Clough: Labour – A Party Fit For Imperialism

Robert Clough discusses his book, Labour – A Party Fit For Imperialism.

CCA, Glasgow

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 0141 352 4900

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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 2 Nov

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

Sun 9 Nov

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

Sun 16 Nov

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

…and 5 more dates until 21 Dec

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.

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

Clare Twomey: The Story of Making

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

Yorkshire Museum

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01904 687687

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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.

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

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