Evening events, Talks & lectures

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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

Bouchard Finlayson Wine Tasting

Wine tasting hosted by Bouchard Finlayson.

Fishers in the City, Edinburgh

Mon 27 Oct

£50 / 0131 225 5109

Doug Allan: Life Behind the Lens

Nature photographer Doug Allan talks about his travels and experiences working on nature programmes including Frozen Planet, Blue Planet and Planet Earth.

Craignish Village Hall, Lochgilphead

Sun 16 Nov

£10 (£8) / 01852 500746

Doug is also signing copies of his book Freeze Frame.

The Macphail Centre, Ullapool

Thu 20 Nov

£10 (£8) / 01854 613336

The Sunart Centre/Arainn Shuaineirt, Acharacle

Mon 17 Nov

£10 (£8) / 01397 709228

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Glasgow Café Scientifique

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

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 3 Nov

Victorian Bar

Free / 0141 552 3748

… and breathe! – the asthma challenge by Clive Page.

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 5 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 552 3748

…and 10 more dates until 2 Nov 2015

Gordon Buchanan: Lost Adventures

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

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

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Tue 4 Nov

£12.50–£14.50 / 0141 287 2999

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Henry Collingham: Lecture

Lecture from designer Henry Collingham about 3D printing and how it will affect our lives.

Edinburgh Printmakers

Thu 27 Nov

£5 (2 for £8) / 0131 557 2479

The Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow Lectures

Come listen to ideas fly around at these lectures intended to advance knowledge of arts and sciences.

John Anderson Building, Glasgow

Wed 29 Oct

Free donation welcome / 0141 548 3444

Sir Muir Gray, Director of the NHS National Knowledge Service on evidence based medicine. Talk followed by Q&A and drinks.

Wed 26 Nov

Free donations welcome / 0141 548 3444

V&A Dundee on the new V&A Dundee.

Wed 10 Dec

Free donations welcome / 0141 548 3444

Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology on Excavations at the Ness of Brodgar.

Saturday Night at the Planetarium

Space out on a Saturday night, with this combination of live planetarium events and pre-recorded 360° fulldome film shows.

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Sat 25 Oct

£8–£15 / 01962 863791

The theme of this event is Mercury, Venus and Mars.

Sat 8 Nov

£8–£15 / 01962 863791

The theme of this event is Reading the Sky: Where Am I?

Sat 22 Nov

£8–£15 / 01962 863791

The theme of this event is Reading the Sky: Where Am I?

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

Alfred Brendel: A Pianist's A–Z

Alfred Brendel may have retired from the concert platform, but not from performing. Here he talks from a lifetime of experience of the classical scene.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Mon 10 Nov

Strathclyde Suite

£10 / 0141 353 8000

Part of Piano Festival.

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Architecture for All: Building by the River

A discussion on what building by the Thames means for London.

Old Royal Naval College, London SE10

Fri 21 Nov

£10 (£5) / 020 8269 4799

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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Edinburgh Ragged University Talks

Talks on a variety of themes organised by the Ragged University, promoting the message that learning is much more palatable when served up with a nice cold pint. There will be food provided and everyone is invited to bring an item of food to put on the table to share. All welcome.

Counting House, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 0131 667 7533

Talks include ‘3D Printing: no-hype, promise, just extraordinary art and design!’ by Ann Marie Shillito and 'Cerebral Diabetes and the Reversal of the Flynn Effect' by Mike McInnes.

2015 Heriot-Watt Chaplaincy Annual Public Lecture

Professor Alister McGrath gives a talk on 'God, Science and Faith: Richard Dawkins versus CS Lewis on the Meaning of Life'; given that Prof McGrath is the author of The Dawkins Delusion, no prizes for guessing whose side he's going to come down on. Booking is essential.

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Mon 9 Feb 2015

Free / 0131 449 5111

Attendees must arrive before 6.15pm.

50th Anniversary Debate

A debate about Welfare Reform with the Rt Hon. Frank Field MP and Nick Timmins (senior fellow, The King's Fund).

St Mary-Le-Bow Church, London EC2V

Mon 27 Oct

Free but ticketed / 020 7248 5139

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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

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

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

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

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

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Air Quality For All

As part of the 21st Century Challenges discussion series, an expert panel gathers to discuss the problem of air pollution and how creative technology and new thinking can help us all breathe more easily.

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

Thu 30 Oct

£10 (Members £7) / 020 7591 3000

  • 19:00 – 20:30 Air Quality For All Royal Geographical Society (With The Institute Of British Geographers), London

Alice Rawsthorn: Hello World – Where Design Meets Life

Design critic Alice Rawsthorn delivers a talk on the influence design has on our lives and where it may take us in the future.

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 01382 381296

Alpha

A discussion group for those wanting to explore the meaning of life, especially those who haven't been to church is a while, or don't go at all.

Kings Church, Edinbrugh

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 0131 629 6119

  • 19:00 – 22:00 Alpha Kings Church, Edinbrugh

Tue 4 Nov

Free / 0131 629 6119

  • 19:00 – 22:00 Alpha Kings Church, Edinbrugh

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 0131 629 6119

  • 19:00 – 22:00 Alpha Kings Church, Edinbrugh
…and 5 more dates until 16 Dec

The Anaesthetist – knocks you out… and wakes you up!

Imagine surgery before anaesthetics! This special event from Museum Services, University of Dundee, will explore the history of anaesthesia in medicine - featuring a talk by former consultant anaesthetist Dr Tony Wildsmith and a chance to see early equipment from the Tayside Medical History Museum as well as current…

Tayside Medical History Museum, Dundee

Mon 10 Nov

Free / 01382 384310

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Animating Science

A presentation and Q&A based around the design and animation that went in to the work created for the Dundee Science Festival 2014 by Fleet Collective.

Hannah Maclure Centre, Dundee

Wed 12 Nov

Free / 01382 868608

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

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