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Dorothy McMillan: A History of Scottish Women's Writing 1700–1900

Dorothy McMillan is Senior Lecturer in English Literature and former Head of School of English and Scottish Language and Literature at Glasgow University. Here, she considers how things have changed nearly two decades on from the publication of her anthology The Scotswoman at Home and Abroad: Non-Fiction Writing 1700–1900.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Mon 16 Mar 2015

£3–£5 / 01786 471917

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Douglas Gifford: Sir Walter Scott – A Fresh Look

Douglas Gifford talks about Sir Walter Scott and his widely misunderstood legacy to Scottish fiction.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Mon 20 Apr 2015

£3–£5 / 01786 471917

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Dr David Starkey: Yorks Place in History

Dr David Starkey provides an insight into how York came to be one of the most important cities in England.

Grand Opera House, York

Sun 22 Mar 2015

£14 / 0844 871 3024

Dr Simon Gage OBE: Director of the Edinburgh International Science Festival

The Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club at the Festival The EClub, the active networking club based at the University of Edinburgh Business School, is delighted to host Simon as part of our Fringe series. After obtaining his PhD at the University of Edinburgh, Simon joined the Edinburgh International Science Festival in…

University of Edinburgh Business School

Thu 21 Aug

Business School Auditorium

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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. All welcome.

Central Library, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

0131 242 8100

Today's talks are ‘Plebs: the Ruskin College Strike of 1909' by Colin Waugh and 'Left for the Rising Sun. Right for Swan Hunter. The Plebs League in the North East of England 1908/1926' by Robert Clive Turnbull.

  • 19:00
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Edinburgh Skeptics

Regular meet-ups of Edinburgh's most enquiring minds, breaking down doctrine with pints and chat.

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Sep

Free / 07896 745991

Today: Dr Chris White – A Crash Course in Particle Physics.

  • 19:30

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

  • 19:30 – 21:30

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

Evening Talk: Habitat Restoration by Botanic Gardens – A Photo Documentary

Nature and conservation photographer Barney Wilczak takes us through his photo documentary of the pioneering work carried out by the Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens to restore ecosystems that seemed to have disappeared for good through commercial utilization. The projects include the 'English Meadow…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Thu 23 Oct

Lecture Theatre, 20A Inverleith Row

£5 (Members £3) / 0131 248 2909

  • 19:30 – 20:30

Exploring the Wall: The Architecture of Alexander Thomson

Mark Baines, chairman of the Alexander Thomson Society and GSA lecturer, shares his enthusiasm for the Glasgow architect.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Tue 26 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2999

  • 18:00 – 19:00

First World War: Re-thinking the Centenary

Discussion looking at the First World War for what it was. chaired by Professor Donald Bloxham, University of Edinburgh.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Folklore Tapes – Only Timelessness

Folklore Tapes is an ongoing research and musical heritage project covering and sound tracking the folklore of the UK in volumes of tapes housed in bespoke books, boxes and hand stamped envelopes. The live performance will include both the audio and visual material from the upcoming release, as well as a short factual…

The Glad Café, Glasgow

Sat 2 Aug

£7 / 0141 636 6119

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Hebden Bridge Library

Thu 31 Jul

01422 288040

  • 20:00 – 22:00

The Riverside, Sheffield

Fri 1 Aug

£7 / 0114 281 3621

  • 19:30

Four Beers and a Burger: Meet the Brewer

Knops Beer Company Ltd This year, as well as our lovely bubbly, the Pommery Bar is stocked with brilliant artisan beers from local lads Knops Brewery. We know you’ll love their awesome ales as much as we do. And we’re offering a chance not just to sample the beers, but also to meet the brewer and hear the tales behind…

Signet Library, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

The Upper Library

£25 / 0131 225 0651

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 11 Aug

The Upper Library

£25 / 0131 225 0651

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

The Upper Library

£25 / 0131 225 0651

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Frank Williams: More Tea Vicar?

Frank Williams, one of the only remaining cast members of the classic series Dad's Army, reveals some of the secrets behind one of the most popular TV successes of all time

Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham

Fri 19 Sep

£12 (£10) / 01476 406158

  • 19:30
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From Red Clydeside to Radical Scotland

A look at anti-war activity in Scotland.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Gaia Weekender

Intimate gathering of like-minded women with special guests Horse McDonald and VG Lee. Price includes three nights bed, breakfast and dinner.

Drumkilbo House, Blairgowrie

Fri 24 Oct

£295 / 01828 640445

  • 17:00

Gallipoli: The End of the Myth

A look at what is considered one of the greatest Ottoman victories during the First World War.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International 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.

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Wed 20 Aug

£7 (£6) / 01463 234234

Interviewed by outdoor writer John Davidson. Part of Inverness Book 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 31 Jul

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 7 Aug

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 14 Aug

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00
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Ghosts Busted

Embark on a walking tour of the Old Town of Edinburgh and hear the tales of history and the supernatural with a skeptical twist. Why do we experience ghosts in graveyards? Why did people see spirits by the old Nor Loch and what’s the truth of Greyfriars Bobby?

David Hume Statue, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Glasgow Youth Film Festival Presents: Documentary Masterclass with Michael McAvoy

Michael McAvoy, head of documentaries at STV, discusses his work and gives industry insider tips.

Glasgow Film Theatre

Thu 14 Aug

0141 332 6535

  • 18:15

Great Tapestry of Scotland – Behind the Scenes

The people who designed and stitched the panels on the tapestry discuss its creation.

The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Wed 6 Aug

Free / 0131 348 5200

  • 18:30 – 19:30

Gusset Grippers

Because, sometimes, laughing is no laughing matter. Written and performed by Elaine Miller, physio/comedian/recovered incontinent. Learn what your pelvic floor is, why it matters and how to have a smashing one Winner – “Weirdest show of the Fringe 2013”, “a triumph of using humour to tackle a difficult issue” – Three Weeks

George Next Door, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

space 2

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 19:40 – 20:40

Sun 3 Aug

space 2

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 19:40 – 20:40

Mon 4 Aug

space 2

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 19:40 – 20:40
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Healing on the Spiritual Path

A talk from professionals on the apparent medical veracity behind spiritual healing, based on the techniques of Bruno Groening. Take it with a pinch of salt, that's all we're saying.

Brixton Community Base, London SW2

Fri 1 Aug

Free

  • 17:45 – 18:45

Fri 22 Aug

Free

  • 17:45 – 18:45
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