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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…

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 3 Oct

£29.50 / 01223 357851

Colston Hall, Bristol

Mon 22 Sep

£29.50 / 0117 922 3686

Grand Opera House, York

Sun 28 Sep

£30.50 / 0844 871 3024

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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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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

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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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

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Gareth Thomas: Proud

The Welsh rugby star talks about his memoirs.

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sun 5 Oct

£12 / 0844 576 2210

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Bright Club: Glasgow

Bright Club features its usual intoxicating blend of comedy and academia as lecturers from the city's universities turn their studies into entertaining stories.

The Stand, Glasgow

Mon 22 Sep

£5 / 0844 335 8879

  • 20:30

After the Referendum: What Now?

Glasgow Skeptics presents a panel discussion to ask what happens now the votes are in. Chaired by journalist and broadcaster David Torrance with panelists Lesley Riddoch, Alex Massie, Stephen Paton and Duncan Hothersall.

The Admiral, Glasgow

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 0141 221 7705

  • 19:00 – 21:00

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 22 Sep

Free / 0141 221 7705

Today: 'After the Referendum: What Now?' – A panel discusses the repercussions of the Referendum, whichever way it goes. With Scottish politics expert Dr Neil McGarvey; journalist and commentator Lesley Riddoch; and Spectator blogger and libertarian Alex Massie. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 19:00 – 21:30

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.

Broadway Letchworth, Letchworth Garden City

Mon 29 Sep

£20 / 01462 681 088

Maxima Forum, Cheltenham

Fri 3 Oct

£16

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Nottingham Playhouse

Wed 22 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0115 941 9419

  • 19:30 – 22:00

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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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The Churches Conservation Trust Annual Lecture

Learn more about the restoration projects the Churches Conservation Trust are undertaking from this year's lecturer, an award-winning writer and journalist Clive Aslet. Booking is essential.

Charterhouse, London EC1M

Thu 16 Oct

£30 (includes refreshments) / 0800 206 1463

  • 18:30 – 22:00

The 2014 Wellcome Book Prize

What are the challenges and pleasures of translating medicine and science onto the page? Wellcome Book Prize-shortlisted authors Adam Rutherford (Creation), Emily Mayhew (Wounded) and Sarah Wise (Inconvenient People) discuss their books and reveal the fascinating and intriguing stories behind how they were researched…

The Salon, Cheltenham

Sat 4 Oct

£7

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Capability Brown

Responsible for designing over 170 parks during his illustrious career, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown changed the landscape of 18th century England, as Roger Turner explores in this beautifully illustrated talk.

The Studio, Cheltenham

Mon 6 Oct

£6

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

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

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

Laydeez Do Comics

A worldwide graphic novel forum led by women, open to all, with a focus on topics of the domestic and the everyday.

Pearce Institute, Glasgow

Mon 10 Nov

£2 / 0141 445 6007

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Murder and Mystery: Forensics Behind the Vera and Shetland Series

Author Ann Cleeves and lecturer in forensic medicine Dr James Grieve discuss how forensic medicine is portrayed in fiction.

The Belmont, Aberdeen

Fri 26 Sep

£7.50 (£5) / 01224 343500

Part of TechFest.

  • 19:00

Richard Olivier: Macbeth the Mythodrama

Richard Olivier explores leadership in Shakespeare's Scottish Play through two characters, Malcolm and Macbeth.

The Mosset Tavern, Forres

Wed 24 Sep

£12 / 01309 672981

  • 18:00 – 20:30
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You've Never Seen Pain Expressed Like This

A dance/conversation in which the performers – Miss Prissy, Kia Labeija and the Legendary Pony Zion Garcon – perform and talk in response to questions about the meanings and contexts of styles of urban American dance. Moderated, or at any rate delivered, by dancer and writer Danielle Goldman, author of I Want to be Ready…

Tramway, Glasgow

Sat 27 Sep

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

Note: this event was originally listed as featuring dancer Storyboard P, who has had to cancel his appearance at Arika 6. Part of ARIKA14 Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way.

Abertay Historical Society: Dauvit Broun and Joanna Tucker

Dauvit Broun and Joanna Tucker from the University of Glasgow take part in this discussion – a local abbey's attitude to its charters: the cartulary of Lindores in Caprington Castle.

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Wed 12 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 223181

  • 18:30

Abertay Historical Society Talk: Jim Livesey, Graeme Morton and Annie Tineley

A peek into some new history research at the University of Dundee, with speakers Jim Livesey, Graeme Morton and Annie Tineley.

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Wed 10 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 223181

  • 18:30

Abertay Historical Society Talk: Natasha Ferguson

Settle in for an evening lecture on the archaeological footprint of the volunteer movement between 1793 and 1815, presented by Natasha Ferguson.

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Wed 13 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 223181

  • 18:00

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

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