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A Life in Music: Jimmy Page

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page talks about his life, career and new book with Guardian music editor, Michael Hann. His autobiography – Jimmy Page – discusses his life in the world-famous band, as well as his life off-stage and is illustrated by personal photographs.

Cadogan Hall, London SW1X

Wed 15 Oct

£20 / 020 7730 4500

Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything – Capitalism Vs The Climate

In her provocative new book Klein argues that radical political change is needed in the fight against climate change. She is in conversation with columnist and writer Owen Jones.

Westminster Central Hall, London SW1H

Mon 6 Oct

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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Bright Club: Edinburgh

The hardworking staff at Edinburgh's universities are let out for the night to share their tales about the weird, wonderful, and often very funny, world of research.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Tue 23 Sep

£5 / 0131 558 7272

  • 20:30

Tue 28 Oct

£5 / 0131 558 7272

  • 20:30
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Steampunk Science

Delve into all things science and technology, from their historic roots to their future potential. This is an evening to examine some of today's innovative research.

University of Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 0131 650 1000

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.

Darwen Library Theatre

Fri 31 Oct

£12 (£10) / 01254 706006

  • 19:30

Ferneham Hall, Fareham

Sun 28 Sep

£12.50 / 01329 231942

  • 19:30

Hazlitt Arts Centre, Maidstone

Thu 20 Nov

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

  • 19:30

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Write Shoot Cut

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

Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Mon 29 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

After the Referendum: What Now?

Glasgow Skeptics presents a panel discussion to ask what happens now the votes are in. Chaired by journalist and broadcaster David Torrance with panelists Lesley Riddoch, Alex Massie, Stephen Paton and Duncan Hothersall.

The Admiral, Glasgow

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 0141 221 7705

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Architecture for All: Living on the River

A discussion on the pros and cons of living on the water.

Old Royal Naval College, London SE10

Thu 23 Oct

£10 (£5) / 020 8269 4799

  • 18:30 – 20:00
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Have you got Skeletons in your Cupboard?

Talk on genealogy from a member of the Aberdeen and North-East Scotland Familty History Society.

Fraser Noble Building, Aberdeen

Mon 22 Sep

£5.50 (£4) / 01224 272000

Part of TechFest.

  • 18:30

Joan of Arc: A History

Historian and writer Helen Castor gives a fresh and gripping account of Joan of Arc, featuring first-hand testimony from the revolutionary figure and those who knew her: a rare survival from the medieval world.

The Inkpot, Cheltenham

Mon 6 Oct

£8

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

John Byrne and Peter Capaldi in Conversation

Artist and playwright John Byrne in conversation with actor, director and fellow GSA attendee Peter Capaldi. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 8 Oct

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

  • 18:30 – 19:30

Reinstate or Reinvent: A Debate on the Future of the GSA Mackintosh Library

A debate on the future of the recently destroyed library at Charles Rennie Mackintosh's architectural masterpiece, Glasgow School of Art. With speakers Michael Davis (historian and architectural conservationist) and David Mullane (lifelong Mackintosh enthusiast). Chaired by BBC broadcaster John Beattie and followed by a…

The Mackintosh Church, Glasgow

Thu 25 Sep

£6 (Students £4) / 0141 946 6600

  • 18:30 – 20:30

Richard Olivier: Macbeth the Mythodrama

Richard Olivier explores leadership in Shakespeare's Scottish Play through two characters, Malcolm and Macbeth.

The Mosset Tavern, Forres

Wed 24 Sep

£12 / 01309 672981

  • 18:00 – 20:30
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The Science of Cycling

Cycling experts – including Will Fotheringham (The Guardian's cycling correspondent), Emma Pooley (former pro cyclist), Phil Burt (British Cycling's lead physiotherapist) and Nigel Mitchell (British Cycling's head of nutrition – talk about the pursuit for cycling perfection.

National Cycling Centre, Manchester

Wed 22 Oct

£20 / 0161 223 2244

Shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon

Truk Lagoon, now part of the Federated States of Micronesia, was used by the Japanese during WW II as a naval base until the Americans launched a devastating attack on it. The dozens of sunken ships make it one of the most popular diving sites in the world.

The Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen

Mon 22 Sep

£6 (£6) / 01224 641122

Part of TechFest.

  • 19:00

Alexei Kudrin: New Realities and Challenges for Emerging Markets After (and in) Crisis – The Case of Russia

Special talk presented by Professor Alexei Kudrin, former Russian Minister of Finance (2000–2011), former Deputy Prime Minister (2000–2004, 2007–2011), Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences of the St Petersburg State University, honorary professor of the Department of Economics of St Petersburg State University…

University of Edinburgh

Wed 1 Oct

Free

An Audience with Jonathan Miller

Talk from the actor, writer and comedian, who co-created Beyond the Fringe with Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett.

Civic Hall, Stratford-upon-Avon

Sat 15 Nov

£13

  • 19:30

Theatre At The Mill, Newtownabbey

Tue 28 Oct

£11–£15 (£9–£13) / 028 9034 0202

  • 19:45 – 22:00

Bright Club: Glasgow

Bright Club features its usual intoxicating blend of comedy and academia as lecturers from the city's universities turn their studies into entertaining stories.

The Stand, Glasgow

Mon 22 Sep

£5 / 0844 335 8879

  • 20:30
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Edinburgh Café Scientifique

Explore the latest ideas in science and technology, outside a traditional academic context, at this forum for debating and promoting public engagement.

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 0131 447 7597

For one night only, a special Explorathon Café Scientifique – the explorathon!

  • 19:30 – 21:00

An Evening in Space

Stargazing tips, news on the astronomical goings on and some useful information for rookie astronomers interested in space.

Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Fri 10 Oct

£5 (£4) / 0131 550 7800

  • 18:30 – 21:00

An Evening with Duncan Norvelle and Paper Lace

Laughter and music from comedian Duncan Norvelle, rockers Paper Lace and supporting acts, with funds going the British Heart Foundation.

Connaught Hall, Attleborough

Sat 20 Sep

£15

  • 19:30 – 23:00

Sun 21 Sep

£15

  • 19:30 – 23:00

Holyoake Lecture: How I Lost My Religion and Kept My Evangelical Spirit

Julie Hesmondhalgh, AKA Corrie's Hayley Cropper, is this year's honorary guest lecturer. She is speaking on her career, her life, leaving religion and her identity as a humanist.

St Thomas Conference Centre, Manchester

Thu 16 Oct

£8 (£5) / 020 7324 3060

  • 18:30 – 20:30

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…

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 3 Oct

£29.50 / 01223 357851

Colston Hall, Bristol

Mon 22 Sep

£29.50 / 0117 922 3686

G Live, Guildford

Sat 20 Sep

£29.50 / 0844 770 1797

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