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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

Wed 3 Sep

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

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Thu 4 Sep

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

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Fri 5 Sep

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

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30
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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

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

Paul Merton: Only When I Laugh

Known for his intelligent and surreal humour, Paul Merton's appearances on Have I Got News For You have seen him become an artfully rebellious fixture for over 25 years. This is an evening of laughter as he takes us on an evocative journey from his working-class Fulham childhood to the present day.

Waterstones, Leadenhall Market, London EC3V

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 020 7220 7882

Book signing only.

  • 12:30 – 13:30

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 4 Sep

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 11 Sep

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 18 Sep

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00
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Charles Darwin Award Lecture: What Can Maths Tell us About how an Animal is Feeling?

Mathematics can tell us a lot about the world around us, but surely it doesn't have a lot to say about feelings? Join Lisa Collins to explore a wonderland of behaviours that are hidden to the human eye, but not to an algorithm. Find out how fractal analysis, typically used to describe swirling galaxies, a rugged coastline…

Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

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

The Royal Hippodrome, Eastbourne

Sun 7 Sep

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

  • 15:00

The Savoy Theatre, Monmouth

Sun 28 Sep

£12 / 01600 772467

  • 16:00

Man at Arms Guided Tour

The Man at Arms tells bloodthirsty tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons to show off.

Dirleton Castle, North Berwick

Sat 6 Sep

Included in admission / 01620 850330

  • 14:00 – 15:00

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.

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 28 Sep

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 14:00 – 17:00
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The Future of the Northern Ireland Economy Forum

St James's Place hosts two events that examine the economic changes that Northern Ireland faces.

Roe Park Resort, Limavady

Wed 10 Sep

Free / 028 9072 6500

  • 13:30 – 16:00

Notes & Notes: Graham Fitch Piano Recital

Pianist Graham Fitch performs and gives a talk, followed by afternoon tea.

Craxton Studios, London NW3

Sun 14 Sep

£20–£25 / 020 7435 2965

Planetarium Shows

Take a tour of the night sky in the planetarium. Learn about constellations, asteroids and galaxies and more. Booking is essential.

Mills Observatory, Dundee

Wed 3 Sep

£1 (Children £0.50) / 01382 435967

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Wed 17 Sep

£1 (Children £0.50) / 01382 435967

  • 14:00 – 15:00

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

When Fridges Attack: Big Data Meets Intelligent Machines

New year 2014 saw the first recorded case of a smart device, a fridge, being hacked and used to send spam emails, heralding a new era in the Internet of Things. Technology allows amazing new applications to improve our lives, but also opens a host of new dangers. Join Peter McOwan and Louis McCallum to find out how…

Arts Building, Birmingham

Sun 7 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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