Evening events, Talks & lectures

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Chris Hadfield: You Are Here

Canadian astronaut Hadfield is probably best known for singing Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in the International Space Station which made him a viral star. His new book is the best of photographs of the earth from space.


Thu 11 Dec

£15 / 0845 345 1235

£15 (£13.50; Children £10) / 0845 345 1235

Cineworld IMAX, Glasgow

Mon 15 Dec

£5 (Admission, including a copy of the book £20) / 0871 540 1000

The Savoy Theatre, Monmouth

Wed 10 Dec

£6 / 01600 772467

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

Write Shoot Cut

Monthly short film networking night taking open submissions for screening and discussion.

Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Mon 8 Dec

£6 (£5) / 0131 228 2688

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.

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

Mon 8 Dec

£16 / 0131 473 2000

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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. There will be food provided and everyone is invited to bring an item of food to put on the table to share. All welcome.

Counting House, Edinburgh

Thu 4 Dec

Free / 0131 667 7533

Talks include ‘One Brain, Two Languages: Bringing Up a Bilingual Child' by Madeleine Beveridge and 'Dyslexia; What It Is And How It Has Affected Me' by Alex Dunedin.

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

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)

Tony Benn: A Celebration

Friends, musicians and performers pay tribute to Tony Benn.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sun 30 Nov

£20–£21.50 the major concert (Spoken word £7–£7.50; Both events £25–£26.50) / 0141 353 8000

Please note: The spoken word event runs from 4.30–6pm, and the major concert runs from 7.30–10.30pm.

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 Dec

£6 (£4) / 0131 228 1404

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Do Our Genes Still Fit? The Neuroscience of Appetite and Obesity

Gareth Leng, Professor of Experimental Physiology at the University of Edinburgh, presents this year's Edinburgh Neuroscience Public Christmas Lecture exploring the link between obesity and our genes. Booking is essential.

University of Edinburgh

An Evening with Gervase Phinn

The Yorkshire writer and radio personality talks about his life and work.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Tue 2 Dec

£19 / 01274 432000

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Tue 9 Dec

£17.50 / 01284 758000

The Atkinson, Southport

Fri 28 Nov

£16.50 / 01704 533333

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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.

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. Children welcome.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 1 Dec

Victorian Bar

Free / 0141 552 3748

The Science and Art of Brewing by Keith Lugton

Mon 5 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 2 Feb 2015

Free / 0141 552 3748

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Unthinkable Surely

It was unthinkable that a small team from Kirkcaldy called Raith Rovers could take on the might of footballing giants Celtic and win the Scottish League Cup, but that was exactly what happened twenty years ago today. Join us as we take a trip down memory lane through the hard journey that led Raith Rovers and the fans to…

Kirkcaldy Galleries

Thu 27 Nov

Free tbc

Part of Book Week Scotland.

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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

Access Film Club

Monthly film club held in collaboration with Scottish Autism. Featuring screenings and discussions in a welcoming and accessible environment. Ages 15+.

Glasgow Film Theatre

Tue 9 Dec

£5 / 0141 332 6535

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 2 Dec

£8–£10 / 01962 863791

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

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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 2 Dec

Free / 0131 629 6119

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

Tue 9 Dec

Free / 0131 629 6119

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

Tue 16 Dec

Free / 0131 629 6119

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

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

The Astrology of Love and Relationships

This talk is aimed at offering a better understanding of relationships and matters of the heart. If you're attending, it's advisable to either know or have your birth chart, as there's astrology involved. The answer could be written in the stars, y'know.

New Acropolis, London N1

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£5 (£3) / 020 7359 0059

Bach as Artist or Preacher?

Talk from John Butt, director of the Dunedin Consort and a world-renowned Bach scholar, on the roles of emotion and meaning in Bach's church cantatas, followed by a performance of the two cantatas under discussion, BWV 21 Ich hätte viel Bekümmernis and BWV 150 Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich by the Mayfield Singers and…

Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 667 1522

Performance by Mayfield Singers and Players. Part of Festival of Sacred Music.

Sat 31 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 667 1522

Part of Festival of Sacred Music.

BAFTA Masterclass: Special Effects with Artem

Special effects innovators Artem discuss their magic.

Glasgow Film Theatre

Thu 11 Dec

0141 332 6535

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