Evening events, Talks & lectures

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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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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.

Gordon Buchanan: Lost Adventures

Gordon's tales of his adventures, expedition and wildlife experiences.

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Tue 11 Nov

Danske Bank Stage

£14.50 (£12.50) / 028 9038 1081

macrobert, Stirling

Sun 2 Nov

£12.50–£14.50 / 01786 466666

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Tue 4 Nov

£12.50–£14.50 / 0141 287 2999

Henry Collingham: Lecture

Lecture from designer Henry Collingham about 3D printing and how it will affect our lives.

Edinburgh Printmakers

Thu 27 Nov

£5 (2 for £8) / 0131 557 2479

Lorn McIntyre: Paranormal in the Highlands

In the Gaelic-speaking areas of Scotland, where the veil between reality and the supernatural is thinner than the width of a hair on a kelpie’s mane, there exists a long set of traditions and a wealth of folklore relating to the supernatural. Lorn considers ‘second sight’ through the paranormal experiences of his own…

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sat 1 Nov

£5 (£4.50) / 01786 473544

Part of The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

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Martin Barker v The World: The Fight for the Video Nasties

Professor Martin Barker relives his experiences from the 1980s, battling the likes of Mary Whitehouse in defence of horror films.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Thu 13 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01970 623 232

Part of Abertoir.

Yvonne McEwen: Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) During the First World War

Yvonne Mcewen presents original research into the under-studied history of Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) during the First World War.

Surgeons' Hall Museum, Edinburgh

Tue 11 Nov

David Mitchell: Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse

The comedian, TV star, writer and actor talks about his latest book Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse which is a look at the absurdities of modern living.

Conway Hall, London WC1R

Wed 12 Nov

£12.84–£16.05 / 020 7242 8032

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Sat 22 Nov

£22 / 01424 229111

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

Wed 12 Nov

£20 / 020 7591 3000

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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

£8

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

The World's Worst Serial Killers

A two-hour audiovisual show presented by retired murder squad detective Trevor Marriott. Please note that this show not for the squeamish or faint-hearted as many of the photographs shown are of a very graphic nature, which some may find disturbing.

Hazlitt Arts Centre, Maidstone

Thu 20 Nov

£16 (Children £15; £15; £15; £15) / 01622 758611

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Zombie Science: Genes of the Damned

Spoof lecture examining the science behind a potential zombie outbreak.

Òran Mór, Glasgow

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0141 357 6200

Ages 13+.

Free / 0141 357 6200

Ages 18+.

2015 Heriot-Watt Chaplaincy Annual Public Lecture

Professor Alister McGrath gives a talk on 'God, Science and Faith: Richard Dawkins versus CS Lewis on the Meaning of Life'; given that Prof McGrath is the author of The Dawkins Delusion, no prizes for guessing whose side he's going to come down on. Booking is essential.

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Mon 9 Feb 2015

Free / 0131 449 5111

Attendees must arrive before 6.15pm.

Abertay Historical Society: Dauvit Broun and Joanna Tucker

Dauvit Broun and Joanna Tucker from the University of Glasgow take part in this discussion – a local abbey's attitude to its charters: the cartulary of Lindores in Caprington Castle.

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Wed 12 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 223181

Abertay Historical Society Talk: Jim Livesey, Graeme Morton and Annie Tineley

A peek into some new history research at the University of Dundee, with speakers Jim Livesey, Graeme Morton and Annie Tineley.

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Wed 10 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 223181

Abertay Historical Society Talk: Natasha Ferguson

Settle in for an evening lecture on the archaeological footprint of the volunteer movement between 1793 and 1815, presented by Natasha Ferguson.

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Wed 13 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 223181

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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

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

Thu 6 Nov

£8–£10 / 01962 863791

Tue 2 Dec

£8–£10 / 01962 863791

Alfred Brendel: A Pianist's A–Z

Alfred Brendel may have retired from the concert platform, but not from performing. Here he talks from a lifetime of experience of the classical scene.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Mon 10 Nov

Strathclyde Suite

£10 / 0141 353 8000

Part of Piano Festival.

Alice Rawsthorn: Hello World – Where Design Meets Life

Design critic Alice Rawsthorn delivers a talk on the influence design has on our lives and where it may take us in the future.

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 01382 381296

Alpha

A discussion group for those wanting to explore the meaning of life, especially those who haven't been to church is a while, or don't go at all.

Kings Church, Edinbrugh

Tue 4 Nov

Free / 0131 629 6119

  • 19:00 – 22:00 Alpha Kings Church, Edinbrugh

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 0131 629 6119

  • 19:00 – 22:00 Alpha Kings Church, Edinbrugh

Tue 18 Nov

Free / 0131 629 6119

  • 19:00 – 22:00 Alpha Kings Church, Edinbrugh
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The Anaesthetist – knocks you out… and wakes you up!

Imagine surgery before anaesthetics! This special event from Museum Services, University of Dundee, will explore the history of anaesthesia in medicine - featuring a talk by former consultant anaesthetist Dr Tony Wildsmith and a chance to see early equipment from the Tayside Medical History Museum as well as current…

Tayside Medical History Museum, Dundee

Mon 10 Nov

Free / 01382 384310

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Animating Science

A presentation and Q&A based around the design and animation that went in to the work created for the Dundee Science Festival 2014 by Fleet Collective.

Hannah Maclure Centre, Dundee

Wed 12 Nov

Free / 01382 868608

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Architecture for All: Building by the River

A discussion on what building by the Thames means for London.

Old Royal Naval College, London SE10

Fri 21 Nov

£10 (£5) / 020 8269 4799

Architecture for All: Working on the River

A discussion on the Thames as a source of employment.

Old Royal Naval College, London SE10

Fri 19 Dec

£10 (£5) / 020 8269 4799

Artist Talk With Claire Lamond

A talk with Edinburgh-based animator Lamond.

Lochgelly Centre

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 01592 418141

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