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Creative & Corporate Love

Networking event for people from the creative and corporate worlds, with a talk from accountant Emily Coltman.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Tue 20 May

£15 / 0845 874 3001

Being an Artist

Eight coaching sessions to help you step fully into the life of an artist, with advice on how to keep your ambition front and centre.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Apr

£200 for eight weeks / 07545 036082

Please note: This course runs 31 Mar–9 Jun 2014.

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Mon 5 May

£200 for eight weeks / 07545 036082

Please note: This course runs 31 Mar–9 Jun 2014.

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Mon 12 May

£200 for eight weeks / 07545 036082

Please note: This course runs 31 Mar–9 Jun 2014.

  • 19:00 – 21:00
…and 4 more dates until 9 Jun

Iain Macwhirter: The Road to Referendum

The political columnist presents his new book, a companion to the three-part television series of the same name.

The Glad Café, Glasgow

Fri 2 May

Over-18s only

£10 / 0141 636 6119

  • 19:30

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 29 May

£10 (£8) / 0845 874 3001

  • 19:00

Doug Allan: In the Company of Giants

Illustrated talk from the award-winning cameraman, who has worked on the shows Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Ocean Giants.

Cheltenham Town Hall

Fri 2 May

£15 / 0844 576 2210

  • 19:30

Exeter Corn Exchange

Sun 27 Apr

£15 / 01392 665938

  • 19:30

Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

Sat 26 Apr

£17 (£15) / 01438 363200

  • 19:30

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Satrosphere Takeover

Enjoy an evening checking out Stratosphere's most popular shows and classic exhibits without all the small, annoying children hogging all the best things.

Satrosphere Science Centre, Aberdeen

Wed 30 Apr

Free / 01224 640340

  • 19:00 – 22:00
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Museum Lates: Retro-future

Put on your very best pair of steampunk specs for this 'steam-powered journey' through the NMS collections, exhibiting design and technology from across the ages. Radio 1's Vic Galloway hosts the evening, with a live performance from Withered Hand and DJ Lord Holyrude spinning vintage beats. Plus Red Door Gallery hosts…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Fri 16 May

£12 (£10) for Lates only; £20 (£18) for Lates + jewellery workshop / 0300 123 6789

  • 19:00

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.

Arts Centre, Swindon

Thu 18 Sep

£12 (£10) / 01793 614837

  • 19:30

The Camberley Theatre

Wed 4 Jun

£12 ( £10.50; £10.50) / 01276 707600

  • 19:30

Carnegie Theatre, Workington

Fri 9 May

£12 (£10) / 01900 602122

  • 19:30

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Astronomical Society of Glasgow Lectures

Learn more about the heavenly bodies that spin about the universe. Non-members welcome.

University of Strathclyde Royal College Building, Glasgow

Thu 15 May

Free / 0141 950 3000

Today: 'Supernovae' by Dr Gillian Pearce, Oxford University. Followed by Society AGM

  • 19:30

Jack the Ripper: A 21st Century Investigation

Former murder squad detective Trevor Marriott attempts to solve the Ripper case, following a 12-year re-investigation of the evidence.

The Customs House, South Shields

Mon 22 Sep

£12–£14 (Children £12; £12; £12) / 0191 454 1234

  • 19:45

Stargazing and the Universe

Astronomer Steve Owens (author of Stargazing for Dummies) shares more about the dark night sky, including what planets you can see from your back garden and what a dark sky park is.

Merry-Go-Round, Glasgow

Sat 17 May

£3 (includes wine and nibbles) / 0141 423 2299

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 19:00
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Harold Peto: Architect, Garden Designer, Collector and Aesthete

An exploration of Peto's architectural work, with Hilary J Grainger.

YHA Potato Wharf, Manchester

Wed 30 Apr

£5

  • 19:00 – 21:00

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

Colston Hall, Bristol

Mon 22 Sep

£31.71 / 0117 922 3686

  • 19:30

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Sun 14 Sep

£29.50 / 01463 234234

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What Is an 'Urban Legend'?

Find out at this lecture from Sandy Hobbs of the University of the West of Scotland, organised by the Elphinstone Institute.

The Elphinstone Institute, Aberdeen

Tue 29 Apr

£3 / 01224 272 996

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Allan Ramsay: Reviving Scots Song

Before Burns and Robert Fergusson, Allan Ramsay was the genial agitator of Scots culture, reviving poetry, song and theatre in Auld Reikie. Here distinguished musicologist Fred Freeman demonstrates Ramsay’s contribution to Scotland’s national music.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Mon 5 May

Free / 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest.

Create:Eat:Whisky

A 'multi-sensory whisky adventure' that explores the whisky making process through its sights, sounds and tastes. Devised by food and art enthusiasts Jelly & Gin.

Nestle Condensed Milk Factory, Edinburgh

Wed 14 May

£15–£25

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

Thu 15 May

£15–£25

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

Fri 16 May

£15–£25

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

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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.

Counting House, Edinburgh

Thu 8 May

Free / 0131 667 7533

Tonight's talks are 'Urban Fox: Memoirs of an Edinburgh Poacher' by Bob Redwater and 'The Placebo Effect' by Derek Howden.

  • 19:00 – 22:00

Thu 12 Jun

Free / 0131 667 7533

Today, it's 'The Psychology of Relationships' by Ray Miller and 'On a New Understanding of the Nature of Human Beings' by Ciaran Healy.

  • 19:00 – 22:00

Emporium of Dangerous Ideas: Can Libraries Survive Online Technology?

A panel debate on the future of libraries in this modern world of ours, hosted by Lesley Riddoch. Booking is essential.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Tue 17 Jun

Free / 0131 623 3734

  • 18:00

Gallery Talk

The Common Guild hosts regular gallery talks from guest speakers, on topics related to current exhibitions.

The Common Guild, Glasgow

Thu 29 May

Free / 0141 428 3022

Gary Christie of the Scottish Refugee Council gives a talk entitled 'Basic necessities: Destitution in the asylum system', to mark Rufugee Week Scotland.

Generation Whine – You've Got It Good!

Panel debate on whether young people in Britain today are the unluckiest generation in recent history or are they simply 'generation whine'.

British Museum, London WC1B

Tue 17 Jun

£22 (Spectator subscribers £19) / 020 7961 0044

The Gifford Lecture Series

Lectures that look at the study of Natural Theology in broad terms, with the goal to advance modern theological thought. This year's theme is 'Givenness and Revelation'. Booking is essential.

University of Glasgow

Tue 20 May

Free / 0141 330 3593

Today's lecture: 'The aporia of revelation: The epistemological interpretation'.

  • 17:30 – 19:30

Wed 21 May

Free / 0141 330 3593

Today's lecture: 'Understanding revelation: A phenomenological reappropriation'.

  • 17:30 – 19:30

Tue 27 May

Free / 0141 330 3593

Today's lecture: 'Christ as saturated phenomenon: The Icon of the invisible'.

  • 17:30 – 19:30

Wed 28 May

Free / 0141 330 3593

Today's lecture: 'Trinity as a logic of manifestation'.

  • 17:30 – 19:30
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Gregory Elliott: An Enduring Passion – Eric Hobsbawm and Karl Marx

The Marx Memorial Lecture is given by Gregory Elliot, analysing the scholarly record Eric Hobsbawm created, which chronicled history from the French Revolution to the fall of Soviet Communism. Both Hobsbawm and Karl Marx are buried at Highgate.

Highgate Cemetery, London N6

Tue 13 May

Chapel

£7 / 020 8340 1834

  • 19:30 – 21:00

In Process with Lesley McDowell

Glasgow born and raised literary critic and author Lesley McDowell speaks on her life and career as a writer, including her latest novel, Unfashioned Creatures.

CCA, Glasgow

Tue 24 Jun

£6 (£3; SWC members free) / 0141 352 4900

Organised by Scottish Writers' Centre.

  • 19:00 – 20:30

James Kelman at NLS

James Kelman discusses his literary and political archive, which is now held at the NLS. In discussion with Neu! Reekie!'s Kevin Williamson. Booking is essential.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Wed 11 Jun

Free / 0131 623 3734

  • 18:00

Laydeez Do Comics

A worldwide graphic novel forum led by women, open to all, with a focus on topics of the domestic and the everyday.

Pearce Institute, Glasgow

Mon 12 May

£2 / 0141 445 6007

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Mon 11 Aug

£2 / 0141 445 6007

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Mon 10 Nov

£2 / 0141 445 6007

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Objecting to War

Chaired by Sir Adam Roberts, Professor Martin Ceadel looks at those who opposed the war.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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