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An Evening with Julian Lloyd Webber

Julian Lloyd Webber talks about his distinguished musical career, with musical support from Jiaxin Lloyd Webber (cello) and Pam Chowhan (piano).

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sun 24 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01727 844488

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Tue 5 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01284 758000

The Beehive, Honiton

Sat 9 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01404 384 050

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Animated Nightmares: Films & Talk with Robert Morgan

Robert Morgan presents and talks about a programme of his films, together with a selection of international animation which has inspired and excited him.

Norwich Puppet Theatre

Tue 3 Feb

£8 / 01603 629921

Part of Manipulate.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 6 Feb

£8 / 0131 228 1404

Part of Manipulate.

Power and Puppets: Small Stories in a Big World

A programme of films from Claire Lamond, along with a selection of international animation which has inspired her.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 5 Feb

£8 (Film Pass £25) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Manipulate.

Oppressed Creatures: Films and Talk with Ülo Pikkov

Ülo Pikkov presents and talks about a programme of his films, together with a selection of international animation which has inspired and excited him.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 3 Feb

£8 ; £25 with film pass / 0131 228 1404

Part of Manipulate.

Winter Astronomy Evenings

Find out about the history of the Royal Observatory Edinburgh and discover more about the night sky. Booking is essential.

Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

Fri 30 Jan

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

Fri 6 Feb

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

Fri 13 Feb

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

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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

Free / 0131 449 5111

Attendees must arrive before 6.15pm.

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

Wed 25 Feb

£5 / 0844 335 8879

Elegies and Inspirations: Martyn Bennett

An evening of films and conversations centering around the world of music, and the notion of finding the right images to work alongside it.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Mon 2 Feb

£8 (Film pass £25) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Manipulate.

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.

Exeter Phoenix

Mon 2 Feb

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 2 Mar

Free / 0141 552 3748

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 2 Feb

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 2 Mar

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0141 552 3748

…and 7 more dates until 2 Nov

Gordon Buchanan: Lost Adventures

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

Gala, Durham

Mon 2 Mar

£17.50 (£13.50; £13) / 0191 332 4041

The Place, Oakengates Theatre, Telford

Tue 3 Mar

£17.50 (£13.50) / 01952 382382

Pleasance Theatre, London N7

Tue 17 Mar

£10 / 020 7609 1800

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American Civil War

A talk exploring the evolution of the American Civil War's contested memory and legacy, led by Dr David Silkenat.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Wed 4 Feb

Free / 0131 623 3734

Experiments and Explorations: Thomas Hicks

A programme of films from Thomas Hicks, along with a selection of international animation which has inspired him.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 31 Jan

£8 (film pass £25) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Manipulate.

Saturday Evening Lecture Series

A series of key debates in modern medicine, politics and the environment.

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Sat 7 Feb

Free / 01382 385108

Professor Ioan Fazey – 'Winds of change: rethinking the way we respond to a changing climate'

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 01382 385108

Jocelyn Bell Burnell – 'Tapping all our talents: Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics'

Artists@Work: Ubu Roi

A demonstration of the 3D mapping being used in the forthcoming production of Ubu Roi, from Director Phillipos Phillipou and dramaturgist Vangelis Makriyannakis.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 31 Jan

Free / 0131 228 1404

Part of Manipulate.

Edinburgh Iranian Festival Opening Ceremony

The festival opens with an introduction to the programme, a reading by Rab Wilson of his translation into Scots of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, together with a reading of the original Persian, plus contemporary Iranian music from the Azeroo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Amin Keshmiri, all rounded off with a drinks…

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Fri 6 Feb

£5 (under 10s free but must be accompanied) / 0131 229 7565

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French Conversation with Yakety Yak Language Cafe

Improve your French conversation in a small group with an experienced tutor.

28 York Place, Edinburgh

Mon 26 Jan

£8 / 07826 555134

Mon 2 Feb

£8 / 07826 555134

Mon 9 Feb

£8 / 07826 555134

…and 24 more dates until 27 Jul

Henderson's Vegetarian Restaurant, Edinburgh

Wed 28 Jan

£8 / 07826 555134

Wed 4 Feb

£8 / 07826 555134

Wed 11 Feb

£8 / 07826 555134

…and 24 more dates until 29 Jul

MCofS Winter Lecture Series

Get some expert outdoors advice on traversing the Scottish terrain in winter. The lecture covers navigation, avalanche awareness, route choice, equipment and weather.

Mountain Café, Aviemore

Wed 11 Feb

Free / 01479 812473

Presented by Mountaineering Instructor Di Gilbert.

Wed 18 Feb

Free / 01479 812473

Presented by Heavy Whalley

Alastair Campbell: Time to Talk

Journalist, author and former Director of Communications and Strategy for Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell, talks about winning, drawing on the experiences of all kinds of successful people, from athletes to rulers.

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Mon 16 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

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

Sat 31 Jan

Free / 0131 667 1522

Part of Festival of Sacred Music.

Friday Late: Design in Motion

V&A Dundee's first Friday Late is a unique chance to explore the heritage of Scottish design, ahead of a national tour. Meet the designers, enjoy live music, projections and a pop-up bar.

V&A Museum of Design, Dundee

Fri 13 Feb

Free / 01382 305665

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InnovationNation Lectures

A series of events showcasing some of Scotland’s leading innovators in science, technology, business and the arts.

EICC, Edinburgh

Wed 18 Feb

Free / 0131 300 3000

InnovationEnergy. Professor Martin Tangney and Stuart Brown lead an exciting evening of innovation in the energy sector. Refreshments available.

Thu 19 Mar

Free / 0131 300 3000

InnovationHealth. Professor Derek Bell and Professor Andrew Morris lead an evening of talks.

Thu 21 May

Free / 0131 300 3000

InnovationBody. Professor Margaret Frame and Professor Catherine Geissler deliver the intriguing keynote addresses.

Mon 22 Jun

Free / 0131 300 3000

InnovationTechnology. Chris Forrest and Professor Harald Haas deliver the keynote addresses.

Provocations of Gaia with Isabelle Stengers

Belgian philosopher and eco-feminist Isabelle Stengers talks about alternative kinds of knowledge based in magic, sorcery and animism.

Nottingham Contemporary

Tue 17 Feb

Free / 0115 948 9750

Winter Talks

A series of talks on a variety of astronomy and technology topics

Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

Mon 26 Jan

£3 (£1.50) / 0131 6688263

Mon 2 Feb

£3 (£1.50) / 0131 6688263

Mon 9 Feb

£3 (£1.50) / 0131 6688263

…and 7 more dates until 30 Mar

Xerxes' Cabinet of Curiosities: Exotic Animals and Royal Authority in Achaemenid Iran

Dr Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones explores the rich variety of exotic wildlife imported into Persia to satisfy the monarch’s pleasure and his public image during the Achaemenid dynasty.

University of Edinburgh

Wed 11 Feb

Free

Lecture Theatre F.21 Part of Edinburgh Iranian Festival.

18th Century Drawing Collections and Charles Rogers FRS FSA (1711 to 1784)

Michael Liversidge, Emeritus Dean at the Faculty of Arts of Bristol University, explores the legacy of Charles Rogers, a major collector and contributor to the Cottonian Collection at the Museum.

Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth

Wed 18 Mar

£6.60 (£4.50) / 01752 585050

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