Evening events, Talks & lectures

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Gordon Buchanan: Lost Adventures

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

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Mon 20 Oct

The Beacon Theatre

£14.50 / 01475 723723

Caird Hall, Dundee

Fri 24 Oct

£14.50 / 01382 434940

Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles

Fri 10 Oct

£12.50–£14.50 (Children £5) / 01721 725777

  • 19:30 – 21:00

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Bright Club: Edinburgh

The hardworking staff at Edinburgh's universities are let out for the night to share their tales about the weird, wonderful, and often very funny, world of research.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Oct

£5 / 0131 558 7272

  • 20:30

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.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 2 Oct

£26 / 08441 717620

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Sun 5 Oct

£26 (£24) / 0151 666 0000

  • 19:30

Grand Opera House, York

Wed 24 Sep

£26 / 0844 871 3024

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Steampunk Science

Delve into all things science and technology, from their historic roots to their future potential. This is an evening to examine some of today's innovative research.

University of Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 0131 650 1000

Write Shoot Cut

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

Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Mon 29 Sep

£6 (£5) / 0131 228 2688

  • 18:15

Mon 13 Oct

£6 (£5) / 0131 228 2688

  • 18:15

Mon 10 Nov

£6 (£5) / 0131 228 2688

  • 18:15

Mon 8 Dec

£6 (£5) / 0131 228 2688

  • 18:15
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An Fhèis Mhòr: Scotland's Festival Of Paddlesport

Celebrate the diversity of paddlesport (that's canoeing and kayaking, mostly) at this watery festival featuring the Canoe Polo tournament and Pool Slalom competitions. There's also the thrilling Tay Descent race to watch as its competitors journey down the rapids to Perth, and the National Indoor Kayak Championships…

Various venues, Perth

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

  • 18:00 – 21:00

Bikers: know your enemy

Talk on collision avoidance by Dr Roy Allen of Aberdeen University.

Fraser Noble Building, Aberdeen

Thu 25 Sep

£5.50 (£4) / 01224 272000

Part of TechFest.

  • 18:30

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 25 Sep

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00
…and 3 more dates until 30 Oct

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

Graham Fagen discusses his charmingly titled 1998 installation Peek-a-Jobby, and there's a DJ set from A La Fu Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

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.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

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

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Onions and the Dark Net

Adrian Smales and Bruce Ramsay (from Edinburgh Napier University) discuss the state's interest in our digital lives.

Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 0131 247 4704

  • 20:30 – 21:30

Realness

Ayana Christian, mother of the House of Khan in the ballroom community; Michael Robertson Garçon, father of the House of Garçon; Reina Gossett, Fred Moten and Charlene Sinclair discuss the notion of 'realness' with reference to race, sex and gender.

Tramway, Glasgow

Sun 28 Sep

£6 for Sunday pass; £14 for weekend pass / 0845 330 3501

Part of ARIKA14 Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way.

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You’ll Have Had Your Vote Then

Oliver Escobar, an expert in participatory democracy from the University of Edinburgh, explains how – no matter the referendum result – we can all remain politically active.

Thomson's Land, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

Free

  • 19:00 – 20:30

Edinburgh Café Scientifique

Explore the latest ideas in science and technology, outside a traditional academic context, at this forum for debating and promoting public engagement.

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 0131 447 7597

For one night only, a special Explorathon Café Scientifique – the explorathon!

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Explorathon

Celebrate European Researchers' Night by exploring the work of hundreds of local researchers through talks, debates and shows that highlight their breakthroughs.

Glasgow Science Centre

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 0141 420 5000

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 18:00 – 23:00

Historians in Conversation

Dr Tony Pollard and Professor Matt Strickland from the University's School of Humanities discuss 'Fragments of Fragments: The Archaeology of Warfare in the time of Robert the Bruce'.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 0141 330 4221

  • 17:30

John Byrne and Peter Capaldi in Conversation

Artist and playwright John Byrne in conversation with actor, director and fellow GSA attendee Peter Capaldi. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 8 Oct

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

  • 18:30 – 19:30
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A Life in Music: Jimmy Page

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page talks about his life, career and new book with Guardian music editor, Michael Hann. His autobiography – Jimmy Page – discusses his life in the world-famous band, as well as his life off-stage and is illustrated by personal photographs.

Cadogan Hall, London SW1X

Wed 15 Oct

£20 / 020 7730 4500

Smashing Physics

Leading CERN physicist Jon Butterworth explains what the Higgs boson actually is, what it does and how its discovery has changed our understanding of the fundamental laws of nature.

The Admiral, Glasgow

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 0141 221 7705

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 21:00 – 22:00

The World's Worst Serial Killers

A two-hour audiovisual show presented by retired murder squad detective Trevor Marriott. Please note that this show not for the squeamish or faint-hearted as many of the photographs shown are of a very graphic nature, which some may find disturbing.

Darwen Library Theatre

Fri 31 Oct

£12 (£10) / 01254 706006

  • 19:30

Ferneham Hall, Fareham

Sun 28 Sep

£12.50 / 01329 231942

  • 19:30

Hazlitt Arts Centre, Maidstone

Thu 20 Nov

£16 (Children £15; £15; £15; £15) / 01622 758611

  • 19:30

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Alexei Kudrin: New Realities and Challenges for Emerging Markets After (and in) Crisis – The Case of Russia

Special talk presented by Professor Alexei Kudrin, former Russian Minister of Finance (2000–2011), former Deputy Prime Minister (2000–2004, 2007–2011), Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences of the St Petersburg State University, honorary professor of the Department of Economics of St Petersburg State University…

University of Edinburgh

Wed 1 Oct

Free

Artists' Moving Image at the BBC

World premiere of new moving image works by Kate Davis, Kathryn Elkin, Luke Fowler, Torsten Lauschmann, Stephen Sutcliffe and Alia Syed. Followed by a discussion.

CCA, Glasgow

Wed 24 Sep

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 19:00
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Caitlin Moran: How to Build a Girl

The columnist and author is off on tour to get lairy and talk about men, women, Bowie, feminism, massive hair and the revolution in her own light-hearted but thought-provoking style.

Maxima Forum, Cheltenham

Fri 3 Oct

£16

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

An Evening in Space

Stargazing tips, news on the astronomical goings on and some useful information for rookie astronomers interested in space.

Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Fri 10 Oct

£5 (£4) / 0131 550 7800

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Evening Talk: Foraging for Food – Scotland's Wild Harvest

Fi Martynoga, editor of the book Scotland's Wild Harvest will tell us which wild products we can find in the Scottish countryside and where and when to forage. There will be practical information about plants from fields, woods and seashores, which are full of many more edible species than we think, with plenty of advise…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Thu 25 Sep

Lecture Theatre, 20A Inverleith Row

£5 (Members £3) / 0131 248 2909

  • 19:30 – 20:30

Explorathon Keynote Lecture with Professor Anne Glover CBE

A talk from Prof Anne Glover on how researchers in Aberdeen are working with colleagues in Europe to deal with major scientific challenges.

King's College Conference Centre, Aberdeen

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 01224 273874

Part of TechFest.

  • 18:00

Focus on Dance Talk: The Crucible

Learn about the making of Scottish Ballet's production of The Crucible with Ten Poems before settling into watch the show.

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Tue 7 Oct

Free / 01224 641122

  • 18:30 – 19:00

Wed 8 Oct

Free / 01224 641122

  • 18:30 – 19:00
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