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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.

Edinburgh Zoo

Mon 8 Dec

Free but ticketed / 0131 334 9171

Wildlife surgery: Surgery in wild animals faces challenges not encountered in human or domestic animal surgery. Discover how we use all our understanding of animal anatomy and physiology, combined with cutting edge human surgical science to solve these challenges.

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 4 Dec

Free / 0131 667 7533

Talks include ‘One Brain, Two Languages: Bringing Up a Bilingual Child' by Madeleine Beveridge and 'Dyslexia; What It Is And How It Has Affected Me' by Alex Dunedin.

Energy Choices : Subsidies, Security and Sustainability

How will Scotland meet its energy targets in the decades to come? What will be the balance between wind power and nuclear power and what part will fracking play? Paul Younger, Professor of Energy Engineering at Glasgow University, discusses these issues.

Milngavie Library

Wed 26 Nov

Free ticketed / 0141 956 2776

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Evening Talk: Chocolate – History, Facts and Myths

The Chocolate Tree are Scottish craft chocolate makers; one of very few chocolatiers in the UK who make their own chocolate. They work directly with growers of cacao to encourage the growing of heirloom cacao which will sustain biodiversity and fine flavour chocolate into the future, as well as providing growers with the…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Thu 4 Dec

Lecture Theatre, 20A Inverleith Row

£5 (Members £3) / 0131 248 2909

Evening Talk: From plot to plate. How to plan and work a vegetable plot, presented by RBGE's Students of Horticulture

Each year, Students of Horticulture are given a small plot to plan and work a vegetable plot as part of their exam. The students will present their different designs, explaining their ideas and showing how the plots developed through the season, which problems had to be overcome and what grew well or not so well. There…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Thu 19 Feb 2015

Lecture Theate at 20a Inverleith Row

£6 (Members £5) / 0131 248 2909

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Evening Talk: In the footsteps of George Forrest with the Friends of RBGE - John Mitchell

A chance to see and hear firsthand details of the Friends of RBGE's recent botanical tour of China's Yunnan province under the skilled leadership of RBGE's Alpine plants expert John Mitchell.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Thu 15 Jan 2015

Lecture Theatre at 20a Inverleith Row

£6 (Members £5) / 0131 248 2909

Evening Talk: Petticoats and Plants - Scotland’s Gardening Women, 1800 – 1930

Join the Friends of RBGE and the Garden History Society of Scotland for their joint Spring lecture. Following a twelve-year career in Marketing and PR, Deborah Reid swapped press releases for plants and retrained in horticulture at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh.  Her interest in garden history and a growing…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Thu 19 Mar 2015

Lecture Theatre, 20a Inverleith Row

£6 (Members £5) / 0131 248 2909

A Feminist Chorus in Conversation

Join Dr Sarah Neely and artist Lucy Reynolds in discussion around A Feminist Chorus to coincide with the publication launch, which includes collected scores for the chorus and a commissioned essay by Dr Sarah Neely.

Glasgow Women's Library

Tue 25 Nov

Free ticketed / 0141 550 2267

Part of Book Week Scotland.

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.

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Generation by Night

Early evening talks, demonstrations, hands-on art-making sessions, live music and other creative responses to the Generation art programme.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

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

Hallam Foe: Adapting Scottish Books for Screen

Many Scottish books have been adapted into feature films. Join us in Filmhouse to hear about the process of adaptation before we watch Hallam Foe. Written by Peter Jinks and then turned into a film by David Mackenzie in 2007, Hallam Foe features a grown up Jamie Bell.

macrobert, Stirling

Tue 25 Nov

Free tbc / 01786 466666

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Himalayan Adventures

British climbers Simon Yearsley and Malcolm Bass discuss their Himalayan exploits, as they explore everything from the challenges of mountaineering to what makes Himalayan mountaineers tick.

Birnam Arts & Conference Centre

Fri 5 Dec

£10 (£8; Under 16s £5) / 01350 727674

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

How can Humanist & Muslim Londoners Live and Work with Each Other?

Alom Shaha, author of The Young Atheists Handbook discusses relations between Humanists and Muslims living in London with a panel of experts.

Conway Hall, London WC1R

Tue 25 Nov

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Introduction to the World of Wine

This eight-week course serves as an introduction to the world of wine. Journey across the globe, visiting a variety of wine-making countries, tasting everything from Chianti Classico to Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow

Tue 20 Jan 2015

£175 / 0141 447 0446

Please note: This course runs 20 Jan–10 Mar, 2015.

Tue 27 Jan 2015

£175 / 0141 447 0446

Please note: This course runs 20 Jan–10 Mar, 2015.

Tue 3 Feb 2015

£175 / 0141 447 0446

Please note: This course runs 20 Jan–10 Mar, 2015.

…and 58 more dates until 10 Nov 2015

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

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

£16

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Fri 23 Jan 2015

£15 / 020 8688 9291

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£15.25 (£13.25) / 01332 255800

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Lunch Bytes – Life: Education/Learning

Talk addressing the subject of art education and how it has been affected by digital technologies, online tools and the internet.

CCA, Glasgow

Thu 4 Dec

Free / 0141 352 4900

Maum Meditation Special Seminar

Introductory seminar on Maum meditation. Learn about the human mind, how to expand it, and how to rid it from burden and stress.

London Meditation Center, SW19

Tue 25 Nov

Free / 020 8715 1601

Tue 2 Dec

Free / 020 8715 1601

Tue 9 Dec

Free / 020 8715 1601

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North Korean Memoirs: A Discussion on Forced Labour in North Korea

A discussion on forced labour, featuring testimonies from North Korean refugees and Aidan McQuade speaking on international slavery. There is also an opportunity for questions and answers with each speaker. Booking is essential.

St Anne's Church, London W1D

Mon 24 Nov

Free / 020 7437 8039

The Northern Isles and Wildlife There

A lecture on the Northern isles and the nature and wildlife to be found there, given by author and photographer Polly Pullar.

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Wed 10 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01738 632488

A Pageant of Great Women: The Suffragettes and Performance

Katharine Cockin, Professor of English at the University of Hull and author of Edith Craig (1869-1947): Dramatic Lives delves into the history behind the play A Pageant of Great Women. Booking is essential.

Glasgow Women's Library

Thu 4 Dec

Free / 0141 550 2267

Paisley Natural Society History Talks

Public talks, open to anyone who wants to turn up, on different topics within natural history, hosted by experts in the field.

Paisley Museum & Art Gallery

Thu 4 Dec

Free / 0300 300 1210

Christmas Social

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 0300 300 1210

Ayrshire’s Birdlife by Angus Hogg

Parentalk Live

Inspirational talk by author Rob Parsons and speaker Katherine Hill covering the key issues of parenting and offering practical tips of how to be best mum/dad/guardian you can be.

Glenwood Church Centre, Cardiff

Tue 25 Nov

Free / 02920 810800

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