Evening events, Talks & lectures

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Coaching Against The Railway

Local historican David Brown discusses rail travel and the decline of stagecoach.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Mon 27 Oct

£5 (£4) / 01786 471917

Colin Prior: The Journey So Far

Top notch landscape photographer Colin Prior discusses his work, touching on his current projects in Scotland and Pakistan's Karakoram mountains.

Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles

Thu 30 Oct

£10 / 01721 725777

Combating kidney dialysis vascular access

More than 250,000 patients across Europe require kidney dialysis. Vascular access sites are used to remove and return blood to/from the patient during dialysis. These sites fail in at least half of patients within the first year, leading to increased infections, hospital stays and operations. Dr Shona Matthew at the…

Tower Building, Dundee

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 01382 383396

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Common Cause : Commonwealth Scots and the Great War Talk

David Forsyth, Senior Curator at the National Museum of Scotland, gives an audio visual presentation telling the personal stories of Commonwealth soldiers with Scottish roots and their contribution to the First World War.

Bishopbriggs Library, Glasgow

Tue 25 Nov

Free ticketed / 0141 772 4513

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Community Discussion: The Future of LGBT Equality in Scotland

Now that the Referendum is out of the way, and with the general election coming up, this is a panel discussion to explore what LGBT people and their allies hope for the future. Booking is essential.

Eric Liddell Centre, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 0131 447 4520

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Cultural Icon – The Art Of Bob Dylan

A curated display of the art of croaky-voiced giant of rock Bob Dylan, presented by leading Dylanologist Chris Hockenhull.

The Chester Grosvenor

Thu 6 Nov

£30 Refreshments will be available

Daniel Gray

Join Daniel Gray as he takes you on a photographic journey he made with Alan McCredie. This is every day Scotland, captured at its most crucial point for 300 years.

Cumbernauld Library

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 01236 618087

Part of Book Week Scotland.

David McCandless: Knowledge is Beautiful

Data journalist McCandless' new book Knowledge is Beautiful is packed full of stunning infographics covering everything from national military budgets to Dr Who's journeys.

One Canada Square, London E14

Mon 10 Nov


Death Trips/Fas Cleachdte Ris

A double event in the library at Sabhal Mor Ostaig. In Death Trips: Second Hearing in the Work of George MacDonald, Dr Kirsten Norrie delivers a paper on George MacDonald, visionary Scottish novelist and father of fantasy fiction. This is followed by Dr Norrie discussing Gaelic fairy belief with Professor Hugh Cheape.

SEALL at Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Isle Of Skye

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 01471 844207

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Discover the Canadian Rockies

Barrhead Travel host an evening of presentations for people interested in visiting Canada.

The King James Hotel, Edinburgh

Thu 30 Oct


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Discovering People: Camila Batmanghelidjh CBE

Camila Batmanghelidjh discusses life and society's treatment of young people facing challenging circumstances.

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

Wed 3 Dec

£10 (RGS-IBG members £7) / 020 7591 3000

Do Not Adjust Your Stage Presents: The Wunderkammer

Improv group Do Not Adjust Your Stage and guests present an monthly evening that's half comedy show, half Ted talk, with a different theme each time. BYOB!

The Nursery Theatre, London SE1

Fri 14 Nov


Talks inspired by Tim Windle, professional lobbyist and Alexis Webb, American chronobiologist.

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

Doug Allan

Nature photographer Doug Allan gives an illustrated talk about his travels and experiences working on nature programmes.

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Mon 24 Nov

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0131 665 2240

Discussing his latest book Freeze Frame – The Adventures of a Wildlife Cameraman on Ice.

Lochgelly Centre

Tue 25 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01592 418141

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

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Dr Andrew Murray

The ultra-runner whose credentials including running from John O'Groats to the Sahara and completing seven ultra-marathons on the seven continents in under a week shares his experiences.

Buccleuch Centre, Langholm

Sat 1 Nov

£10 (Under 18 £5) / 01387 381196

Dr David Martin: The Dundee and Newtyle Railway Talk

Dr David Martin, a lecturer in the Department of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, discusses the history of the Dundee and Newtyle Railway.

Discovery Point, Dundee

Thu 19 Feb 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 309060

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

Dundee and Its Scientific Firsts

In 1867 the British Association for the Advancement of Science held their 37th Annual Meeting in Dundee to the dismay of some of its members. Despite assurances and persistence from the host city, many questioned the wisdom of taking this hugely prestigious event to a non-university Scottish town for the first time. These…

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Sat 1 Nov

Free Booking required / 01382 385564.

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Dundee and the Great War: Patriotism and Propaganda

A discussion on Dundee and the Great War, patriotism and propaganda with Dr Billy Kenefick from the University of Dundee.

McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum

Tue 2 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 307200

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Dundee Arts Cafe

Regular talks from a variety of different speakers.

McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum

Tue 4 Nov

Free / 01382 307200

Todays topic is 'Understanding Ourselves and Other Through Digital Jewellery'.

Edinburgh Skeptics

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

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 07896 745991

Geoff Holder: Zombies From History

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: 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

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

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