Evening events, Talks & lectures

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Write Shoot Cut

Monthly short film networking night taking open submissions for screening and discussion.

Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Nov

£6 (£5) / 0131 228 2688

Mon 8 Dec

£6 (£5) / 0131 228 2688

Gordon Buchanan: Lost Adventures

Gordon's tales of his adventures, expedition and wildlife experiences.

Caird Hall, Dundee

Fri 24 Oct

£14.50 / 01382 434940

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Tue 11 Nov

Danske Bank Stage

£14.50 (£12.50) / 028 9038 1081

macrobert, Stirling

Sun 2 Nov

£12.50–£14.50 / 01786 466666

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Lewis Pugh: Achieving the Impossible

Lewis Pugh on completing a long distance swim in all of the world's oceans and in each of the seven seas. Lewis is also signing copies of his book Achieving The Impossible.

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

Wed 22 Oct

£20 / 020 7591 3000

Jodi Picoult: Leaving Time

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

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Thu 6 Nov

Free but ticketed / 01382 223181

Part of Dundee Literary Festival.

Free / 01382 223181

Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 8 Nov

£5–£7 / 0141 577 4956

David Mitchell: Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse

The comedian, TV star, writer and actor talks about his latest book Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse which is a look at the absurdities of modern living.

Conway Hall, London WC1R

Wed 12 Nov

£12.84–£16.05 / 020 7242 8032

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Sat 22 Nov

£22 / 01424 229111

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

Wed 12 Nov

£20 / 020 7591 3000

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Michael Palin: Travelling To Work

To celebrate his third volume of diaries being published, Palin looks back on 25 years of travelling the world and almost 50 years of popping up on radio, TV and film. Palin is best known for Monty Python with John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and the late Graham Chapman. Between movies, he also…

Sheffield Theatres

Wed 22 Oct


£29.50 / 0114 249 6000

Victoria & Albert Museum, London SW7

Tue 18 Nov

The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture

£9 (£7) / 020 7942 2000

Annual SSHoP Lecture: Paul Seawright

Photographer Paul Seawright talks about his illustrious career.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 22 Oct

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

Cafe Science Dundee

A meeting to explore and debate the latest scientific issues over a coffee or a glass of wine.

Avery & Co, Dundee

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 01382 201533

Personal Genomes: From Ancestry and Identity to Health with Prof Colin Palmer

Mon 24 Nov

Free / 01382 201533

The New Age of Renewable Energy with Dr David Rodley

Fused Festival

Friday night welcomes young people of all musical abilities to take part in songwriting and music-making activities presented by professional musicians. Saturday night is gig night headlined by indie-folk band Randolph’s Leap. Featured artists include Rising Pacific, Cameron Roxburgh, Deep As Grass, The Canary Trap and…

Albert Halls, Stirling

Fri 24 Oct

Over-12s only

£3 (children free) / 01786 473544

Glasgow Skeptics

A biweekly event where speakers expound on science, pseudoscience, politics and policy to increase public understanding and engagement of these issues.

The Admiral, Glasgow

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 0141 221 7705

'Lies, Cover-Ups Theft and Death: Just Another Day in the Office. The Psychology of Corporate Corruption'.

West End, Glasgow

Mon 10 Nov


Nate Felps: Leaving Hate Behind. The son of the late Fred Phelps talks about the Westboro Baptist Church, the childhood he spent growing up in it, and how he came to leave his family behind on his 18th birthday. Venue to be confirmed.

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John Challis: Only Fools & Boycie

John Challis, who played Boycie in BBC comedy Only Fools & Horses, shares stories and anecdotes from his career.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 7 Mar 2015

Second Space


City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds

Tue 28 Oct

£15.50–£18.50 / 0113 243 0808

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£15.25 (£13.25) / 01332 255800

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Losing Sight Of Glory: Six Centuries Of Battlefield Surgery

Medical history expert Michael Crumplin discusses the dramatic history of battlefield surgery. Booking is essential.

Royal College of Physicians Museum, London NW1

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 020 3075 1649

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.

Nottingham Playhouse

Wed 22 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0115 941 9419

Russell Brand

Brand talks about his ideas for a brighter world with The Guardians's Owen Jones. His latest book lays into government corruption, media fascists and the inevitability of revolution.

Emmanuel Centre, London SW1P

Thu 23 Oct


The Waterfront, Greenock

Thu 23 Oct

£15 (£10) / 01475 732201

An Audience with Bret 'The Hitman' Hart

An evening with legendary WWE and WCW pro wrestler Bret 'The Hitman' Hart. Also featuring comedian Adger Brown, John Gwynne, plus a Q&A session and photo opportunities.

Edgbaston, Birmingham

Sun 9 Nov

£50–£100 / 0121 4464422

King Power Stadium, Leicester

Sat 8 Nov


Metrodome Leisure Complex, Barnsley

Thu 6 Nov

£25–£100 / 01226 730098

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Bad Seed MTB

An evening all about those well-liked beer people over at Bad Seed Brewery.

The Hanging Bat, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Oct

£25 / 0131 229 0759

Biofuels: Spinning Straw into Black Gold, Café Science Tayport

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our cars and airplanes ran on a fuel that reduced CO² emissions while promoting food production? Find out the latest from Dundee’s cutting-edge research into biofuels. Professor Claire Haplin’s team take ‘second-generation’ biofuels to the next level and their challenge is to make these fuels…

Harbour Café, Tayport

Thu 6 Nov

Free / 01382 386669

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Gavin Francis: Empire Antarctica – Ice, Silence and Emperor Penguins

Although he went to Antarctica as an on-base medical doctor, Gavin Francis ended up spending a lot of time with emperor penguins during his fourteen months on the most icy and isolated of continents. Hear him talk about his life-changing experience among the birds.

Dunbar Library

Thu 27 Nov

Free ticketed / 01368 866060

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Introduction to Wine Tasting

Learn how taste like a professional by identifying aromas and flavours, learning about how climate affects wine, exploring the wine making process and learning principles of food and wine matching. Of course, there's a chance to taste wines from around the globe.

Jurys Inn Glasgow

Tue 9 Dec

£22.50 / 0141 447 0446

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£22.50 / 0141 447 0446

Wed 25 Mar 2015

£22.50 / 0141 447 0446

…and 5 more dates until 10 Dec 2015

Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow

Tue 13 Jan 2015

£22.50 / 0141 447 0446

Thu 21 May 2015

£22.50 / 0141 447 0446

Tue 22 Sep 2015

£22.50 / 0141 447 0446

A Question of Science Dinner

Theoretical physicist and author Professor Jim Al-Khalili takes up hosting duties at this three-course dinner and champagne reception, with an opportunity to discuss your love of all things scientific with academics, working scientists and other experts in the field. Price also includes entry into a general knowledge…

Glasgow Science Centre

Thu 23 Oct

table of ten £950 / 0141 420 5005

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

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Travels of a Winemaker

These special themed wine tastings take in wines from the far corners of the world, unusual grapes, wines from home vitners and other unexpected origins. For those who like a little adventure and history in their glass!

Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow

Thu 11 Dec

£30 / 0141 447 0446

Today's tasting theme is 'Unusual Grapes Make Unusual Wine'.

Unlimited Shelf Space: Digital Distribution in Games and Music

A panel of speakers from the games and music sectors explore the creative and business challenges and opportunities of distributing content digitally. The discussion is chaired by Alasdair McGill, Head of Enterprise & Entrepreneurial Strategy at the University of Dundee.

Avery & Co, Dundee

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 01382 201533

Zombie Science: Brain of the Dead

Discover how a Zombie brain works in this spoof lecture, presented by a Theoretical Zombiologist, featuring interactive demonstrations and a multi-media presentation. This is the science you need to survive the inevitable Zombie apocalypse. Supported by the Wellcome Trust and University of Glasgow.

Student Centre, Dundee

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 0141 258 2564

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

After Dark: Adults Only

Go to the science centre after all the kids have gone to sleep for the night, with the chance to get hands on with all the fun science activities that you have begrudgingly have to let them have first dibs at during the day. Plus, live shows in the UK's biggest capacity digital planetarium.

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Thu 6 Nov

£8–£10 / 01962 863791

Tue 2 Dec

£8–£10 / 01962 863791

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.


Thu 11 Dec

£15 / 0845 345 1235

The Savoy Theatre, Monmouth

Wed 10 Dec

£6 / 01600 772467

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