Evening events, Talks & lectures

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Independence and Monetary Reform: How Can Scotland Change the Banking and Monetary System?

With the independence referendum just around the corner, an evening of discussions about the nation's financial matters.

CCA, Glasgow

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Black Grouse presents Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Kenton Cool, Olly Hicks and Ben Fogle

Four adventurers and explorers talk about what drives them to do the crazy things they do. With Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Kenton Cool, Olly Hicks and Ben Fogle.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Tue 9 Sep

£16 / 0131 473 2000

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 1 Sep

Victorian Bar

Free / 0141 552 3748

Today, it's 'Crying Wolf' with Jo Foo. The zoologist and science educator talks about whether it's time to re-introduce big predators to the Scottish countryside, including wolves, bears and lynxes. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 19:00

Alfred Emslie's Dinner at Haddo House

Alfred Emslie's 1884 painting Dinner at Haddo House depicts what looks like a convivial evening with high Victorian society, including then-PM William Ewart Gladstone – but if you want an explanation for Gladstone's scowl, look no further than the piper blasting away in a corner. Simon Welfare talks about the painting.

Haddo House, Ellon

Tue 7 Oct

£15 (under 26s £8) / 0844 493 2179

Part of Haddo Arts Festival.

Director's Cut

One short play – written by Traverse/ IASH creative fellow Clare Duffy – is interpreted by a handful of directors. See how different choices make profound differences to the text. Afterwards there's an informal post-show discussion.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 13 Sep

£6 (£4) / 0131 228 1404

  • 20:00
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An Evening with Sir Roger Moore

Interviewed by Gareth Owen, Hollywood legend, knight and raconteur Sir Roger Moore candidly discusses his life and career, from The Saint and The Persuaders to his stint as 007 and beyond. Followed by an audience Q&A.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 2 Oct

£26 / 08441 717620

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Sun 5 Oct

£26 (£24) / 0151 666 0000

  • 19:30

Grand Opera House, York

Wed 24 Sep

£26 / 0844 871 3024

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From Virgil to Tintin: Translating into Scots

Writers Tom Hubbard and J Derrick McClure and editor Susan Rennie discuss their translation projects, which include Alice in Wonderland and Tintin. Booking is essential.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Thu 11 Sep

Free / 0131 623 3734

Blabbermouth

This 12-hour live celebration of Scottish music and spoken word features a collection of artists, actors, politicians, journalists, sportspeople, singers and scientists performing their favourite pieces of Scottish writing. A chance to celebrate Scotland's contribution to the world in the final hours before the referendum.

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 17 Sep

£10 (£8) per session; £30 (£20) for day ticket / 0131 473 2000

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

Michael Palin: Travelling To Work

To celebrate his third volume of diaries being published, Palin looks back on 25 years of travelling the world and almost 50 years of popping up on radio, TV and film. Palin is best known for Monty Python with John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and the late Graham Chapman. Between movies, he also…

Alban Arena, St Albans

Mon 8 Sep

£29.50 / 01727 844488

  • 19:30

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 3 Oct

£29.50 / 01223 357851

Colston Hall, Bristol

Mon 22 Sep

£29.50 / 0117 922 3686

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Science Meets Art

George Donald talks through his drawing of a life model.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 1 Sep

Free / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Mon 6 Oct

Free / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 19:00 – 21:00
…and 3 more dates until 2 Feb 2015

10 Reasons why renewable energy is important for Scotland

Talk on the seas around Scotland and their potential as an energy source.

Fraser Noble Building, Aberdeen

Thu 25 Sep

£5.50 (£5) / 01224 272000

Part of TechFest.

  • 19:00

11+ Information Session

Learn more about Explore Learning's 11+ prep class.

Explore Learning, High Wycombe

Tue 23 Sep

Free / 01494 411147

  • 18:30 – 19:30

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 01494 411147

  • 18:30 – 19:30

A year in growth at the Cruickshank Gardens - 2014 onwards.

Talk by botanist Mark Paterson, curator of the gardens.

Fraser Noble Building, Aberdeen

Tue 23 Sep

£5.50 (£4) / 01224 272000

Part of TechFest.

  • 20:00

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

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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

Tue 16 Sep

Over-18s only

£8–£10 / 01962 863791

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Wed 15 Oct

£8–£10 / 01962 863791

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Thu 6 Nov

£8–£10 / 01962 863791

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Tue 2 Dec

£8–£10 / 01962 863791

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Alan Taylor: Looking Back at 25 Years of Books

Journalist and editor Alan Taylor talks about the literary landscape of the past 25 years. Part of Stirling Literary Society's 25th anniversary lecture series.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Mon 8 Sep

£5 (includes refreshments) (Members £3) / 01786 471917

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Alice Roberts: The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being

It is the closest we ever come to a transformation as profound as that from a caterpillar into a butterfly. In the first two months of our existence each of us changed from a single egg to something that looked recognisably human. In the course of that development there were echoes of earlier stages of evolution, harking…

Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham

Sun 7 Sep

£11

Part of British Science Festival.

An Fhèis Mhòr: Scotland's Festival Of Paddlesport

Celebrate the diversity of paddlesport (that's canoeing and kayaking, mostly) at this watery festival featuring the Canoe Polo tournament and Pool Slalom competitions. There's also the thrilling Tay Descent race to watch as its competitors journey down the rapids to Perth, and the National Indoor Kayak Championships…

Various venues, Perth

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

  • 18:00 – 21:00

Ancient Skies

A viewing of the fulldome film, which explores the relationships that ancient cultures had with the skies. Featuring interviews with archeo-astronomers and 360 degree time-lapse footage taken of various mesolithic and neolithic sites.

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Wed 17 Sep

£8–£10 / 01962 863791

Followed by Q&A with director Grant Wakefield.

  • 18:00 – 21:00
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Animal Conservation with Animates

Learn about animal conservation and how poaching threatens the survival of species.

Fraser Noble Building, Aberdeen

Fri 19 Sep

£5.50 (£4) / 01224 272000

16+ years only Part of TechFest.

  • 20:00

Apps Junction Event – Where Startups Meet Developers

An overview of the app market, app stores and app economy for freelance developers, with a chance to network.

Google Campus London, EC2A

Thu 11 Sep

Free / 020 7881 7113

  • 18:30 – 22:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 020 7881 7113

  • 18:30 – 22:00

Artist Talk: Roderick Buchanan

Roderick Buchanan discusses the exploration of identity in his work.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Thu 11 Sep

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 18:00

Artists' Moving Image at the BBC

World premiere of new moving image works by Kate Davis, Kathryn Elkin, Luke Fowler, Torsten Lauschmann, Stephen Sutcliffe and Alia Syed. Followed by a discussion.

CCA, Glasgow

Wed 24 Sep

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 19:00

As Precious as a Ming Vase?

Broadcaster and ceramics historian Lars Tharp explains how and why Ming vases have come to be regarded as the pinnacle of rare and precious.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Wed 10 Sep

£6 (£5) / 0300 123 6789

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