Evening events, Talks & lectures

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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 2 Dec

Free / 020 8715 1601

Tue 9 Dec

Free / 020 8715 1601

Tue 16 Dec

Free / 020 8715 1601

…and 106 more dates until 27 Dec 2016

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

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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

Le Paysage, entre art et nature

Or to put it another way, 'The landscape – between art and nature', because round here we've been speaking French since notre enfances. Jacques Leenhardt, Director of Studies at Paris's École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and author of books such as Lire la lecture and La Force des mots, leads a conference on the…

Institut Français d'Ecosse, Edinburgh

Thu 4 Dec

Free / 0131 225 5366

Peter Hennessy Lecture: The Nature Of Memory: Talk

The renowned historian reflects on memory and its place in historical enquiry.

The British Library, London NW1

Tue 2 Dec

£10 (£8) / 0843 208 1144

Portrait Gallery Curator Talks: Beauty of Design

Tricia Allerston discusses the exhibition.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 12 Feb 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

Portrait Gallery Curator Talks: Ponte City

Anne Lyden talks about the new photography exhibition.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

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Robert Lewellyn: Electric Cars Are Rubbish. Aren't They?

Best known for his work as a battery powered mechanoid (Kryten) in Red Dwarf, or a scruffy presenter of Scrapheap Challenge, Robert Llewellyn will argue that batteries and electric cars are the key to a very different future.

The Horsebridge Arts & Community Centre, Whitstable

Sat 29 Nov

£14; £12 adv (£10) / 01227 281174

Rosslyn Chapel: The History of a Mystery

Delve into Rosslyn Chapel's rich past with local historian and author Ian Robertson, as this three lecture series explores the family, facts and fiction behind the famously mysterious building.

Rosslyn Chapel, Edinburgh

Wed 4 Mar 2015

£18 (£3; Students £9) / 0131 440 2159

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£18 (£3; Students £9) / 0131 440 2159

Wed 18 Mar 2015

£18 (£3; Students £9) / 0131 440 2159

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 10 Dec

Free donations welcome / 0141 548 3444

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

Scandinavia from North to South

A lecture by Mark Tulley.

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Wed 3 Dec

Free / 01738 632488

Science Meets Art

George Donald talks through his drawing of a life model.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

Mon 5 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

Mon 2 Feb 2015

Free / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

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Science on a Winter's Evening

An evening of science talks. Professor Harald Haas explains his pioneering use of LEDs to deliver high speed wireless communications. Dr Steve Brusatte shares the latest insights into dinosaurs. And guests can enjoy displays, interactive activities, live music and refreshments.

Michael Swann Building, Edinburgh

Thu 4 Dec

Free / 0131 650 5753

Scottish Church Music up to the Reformation

Dr Jamie Reid-Baxter talks about Scottish church music up to the Reformation, from Columban chant to the music of Carver and Peebles, followed by a performance by Sang Scule of some of the music discussed.

Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Mar 2015

Free / 0131 667 1522

Part of Festival of Sacred Music.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Wed 10 Dec

Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Free / 020 7955 6043

SHMU Multi-Ethnic Recording Project

Simon Gall discusses SHMU's Multi-Ethnic Recording Project.

The Elphinstone Institute, Aberdeen

Tue 27 Jan 2015

£3 / 01224 272 996

Sophie Kromholz: Lecture

Lecture by art historian Sophie Kromholz on the life of the print.

Edinburgh Printmakers

Thu 29 Jan 2015

£5 or two for £8 / 0131 557 2479

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Stewart Murdoch: Developing Leisure and Culture Provision

Stewart Murdoch discusses the current challenges that Dundee is facing in managing and developing leisure and culture provision.

Roseangle Gallery, Dundee

Thu 15 Jan 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 434607

Stirling Literary Society in Late 19th Century New Zealand

Kathleen O'Donnell speaks about the Stirling Literary Society of late 19th century New Zealand. Part of Stirling Literary Society's 25th anniversary series of lectures. Preceded by a short AGM.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Mon 18 May 2015

Free / 01786 471917

Sunday's Child Roadshow

An evening of gospel music to raise funds for EMMS.

Langside Parish Church, Glasgow

Fri 5 Dec

£5 / 0141 632 7520

St Andrew's and St George's Church, Edinburgh

Fri 12 Dec

£5 / 0131 225 3847

TalkSeePhotography

Photography types share, discuss and look at still photography, with an eye to fostering the local scene.

CCA, Glasgow

Tue 2 Dec

Free / 0141 352 4900

Tech Talk Show & Tell

Monthly meet-up for tech heads interesting in electronics, hacking and personal production. A chance to network and exchange knowledge, with a chance to speak on projects or prototypes you're working on.

Technology Will Save Us, London E2

Tue 2 Dec

Free (ticketed)

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