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Scotland in the Soft Power Era

Discussion featuring Professor Chris Breward, Vice Principal Creative Industries and Performing Arts, Professor Antonella Sorace, Professor of Developmental Linguistics and Professor John Holden, cultural relations expert.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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

Glasgow Skeptics

A biweekly event where speakers expound on science, pseudoscience, politics and policy to increase public understanding and engagement of these issues.

The Admiral, Glasgow

Mon 1 Sep

Free / 0141 221 7705

Today: 'Electoral Inequality and Under-representation – Causes, Consequences and Solutions', with Prof. Sarah Birch, Chair of Comparative Politics at the University of Glasgow.

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Mon 8 Sep

Free / 0141 221 7705

Tonight: 'Is Scotland Going to Vote Yes?' with John Curtice, Professor of Politics at the University of Strathcylde. Curtice looks at the polls just ten days before the referendum goes off. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 19:00 – 21:30

Tue 16 Sep

Free / 0141 221 7705

Tonight, the fourth edition of PubhD.

  • 19:00 – 21:30

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 0141 221 7705

Today: 'After the Referendum: What Now?' – A panel discusses the repercussions of the Referendum, whichever way it goes. With Scottish politics expert Dr Neil McGarvey; journalist and commentator Lesley Riddoch; and Spectator blogger and libertarian Alex Massie. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 19:00 – 21:30

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

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

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Meet the Expert: Muscling In

Dr Stuart Gray of the University of Aberdeen talks about muscles and athletics. Ages 8+.

Satrosphere Science Centre, Aberdeen

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 01224 640340

  • 19:00 – 20:00

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

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

CASA Night of Ideas

A celebration of Latin American culture in the heart of East London.

The Rose Lipman Building, London N1

Sat 13 Sep

£7; £5 adv

  • 18:00 – 06:00

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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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

Gaia Weekender

Intimate gathering of like-minded women with special guests Horse McDonald and VG Lee. Price includes three nights bed, breakfast and dinner.

Drumkilbo House, Blairgowrie

Fri 24 Oct

£295 / 01828 640445

  • 17:00

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

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 10 Nov

£2 / 0141 445 6007

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Live Referendum Debate

Mearns FM hold an impartial independence debate with guests from both sides invited to answer your questions.

Stonehaven Town Hall

Sun 14 Sep

Free / 01569 765341

  • 19:00
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Medics Against Violence Dinner and Debate

Formal debate based on Clare's Law, argued by John Carnochan, Michael Murray, Austin Lafferty and Sean Templeton and charied by Stuart Maxwell MSP.

Glasgow University Union

Sat 6 Sep

£300 for table of ten; £35 per person / 0141 532 5816

  • 19:00 – 00:00

Our Common Wealth of Food: Nourish 2014 Conference

Nourish Scotland examine how the concept of 'common wealth' can be used to reassess the global food system at this two-day conference that includes seminars, workshops and local, seasonal food and drink.

Various venues: Glasgow

Thu 16 Oct

£200 for both days; £90 for one day (£30–£95) / 0131 226 1497

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

Fri 17 Oct

£200 for both days; £90 for one day (£30–£95) / 0131 226 1497

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

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 Chequer Mead Arts Centre, East Grinstead

Thu 11 Sep

£12 (£10) / 01342 302000

  • 19:30

Congress Theatre, Cwmbran

Tue 9 Sep

£12 ( £10; £10) / 01633 868239

  • 19:30

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Write Shoot Cut

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

Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Mon 8 Sep

£6 (£5) / 0131 228 2688

  • 18:15

Mon 13 Oct

£6 (£5) / 0131 228 2688

  • 18:15

Mon 10 Nov

£6 (£5) / 0131 228 2688

  • 18:15

Mon 8 Dec

£6 (£5) / 0131 228 2688

  • 18:15

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
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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

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

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.

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