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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

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 Century on the Edge: From Cold War to Hot World, 1945–2045

A talk by Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies, University of Bradford about the lessons of war. Chaired by Dr Andrea Birdsall.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Wed 27 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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

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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

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.

Alice Roberts: The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being

It is the closest we ever come to a transformation as profound as that from a caterpillar into a butterfly. In the first two months of our existence each of us changed from a single egg to something that looked recognisably human. In the course of that development there were echoes of earlier stages of evolution, harking…

Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham

Sun 7 Sep

£11

Part of British Science Festival.

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
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Ancient Skies

A viewing of the fulldome film, which explores the relationships that ancient cultures had with the skies. Featuring interviews with archeo-astronomers and 360 degree time-lapse footage taken of various mesolithic and neolithic sites.

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Wed 17 Sep

£8–£10 / 01962 863791

Followed by Q&A with director Grant Wakefield.

  • 18:00 – 21:00

Animal Conservation with Animates

Learn about animal conservation and how poaching threatens the survival of species.

Fraser Noble Building, Aberdeen

Fri 19 Sep

£5.50 (£4) / 01224 272000

16+ years only Part of TechFest.

  • 20:00

Apps Junction Event – Where Startups Meet Developers

An overview of the app market, app stores and app economy for freelance developers, with a chance to network.

Google Campus London, EC2A

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 020 7881 7113

  • 18:30 – 22:00

Thu 11 Sep

Free / 020 7881 7113

  • 18:30 – 22:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 020 7881 7113

  • 18:30 – 22:00

Artists' Moving Image at the BBC

World premiere of new moving image works by Kate Davis, Kathryn Elkin, Luke Fowler, Torsten Lauschmann, Stephen Sutcliffe and Alia Syed. Followed by a discussion.

CCA, Glasgow

Wed 24 Sep

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 19:00

As Precious as a Ming Vase?

Broadcaster and ceramics historian Lars Tharp explains how and why Ming vases have come to be regarded as the pinnacle of rare and precious.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Wed 10 Sep

£6 (£5) / 0300 123 6789

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Astronomy in the City: Stargazing

Join astronomers just after sunset for a trip around the night sky, exploring the planets, star clusters, nebulae, and other spectacular astronomical sights. Use the telescope provided, and get expert tips on stargazing with and without a telescope.

Chancellor's Court, Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Astronomy in the City: Trips to University of Birmingham Observatory

The University of Birmingham Observatory is home to a new telescope with a diameter of half a metre. Drop in to the Observatory throughout the day to use the telescope (weather permitting) and to find out how our students and staff use the telescope for their studies.

University Of Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

An Audience with Bret 'The Hitman' Hart

An evening with legendary WWE and WCW pro wrestler Bret 'The Hitman' Hart. Also featuring comedian Adger Brown, John Gwynne, plus a Q&A session and photo opportunities.

Edgbaston, Birmingham

Sun 9 Nov

£50–£100 / 0121 4464422

King Power Stadium, Leicester

Sat 8 Nov

£30–£100

Metrodome Leisure Complex, Barnsley

Thu 6 Nov

£25–£100 / 01226 730098

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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

Regent Centre, Christchurch

Thu 18 Sep

£17 (£15) / 01202 499199

  • 19:30

Theatre At The Mill, Newtownabbey

Tue 28 Oct

£11–£15 (£9–£13) / 028 9034 0202

  • 19:45 – 22:00

An Audience with Peter Hain

A talk by Peter Hain, MP and author.

Theatre At The Mill, Newtownabbey

Wed 19 Nov

£11–£15 (£9–£13) / 028 9034 0202

  • 19:45 – 22:00
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Auld Reekie: Most Haunted City in Europe?

Ash Pryce, founder of Edinburgh Skeptics, examines the evidence for and against Edinburgh's ghostly claims.

Stafford Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Free

  • 17:00 – 18:00

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.

  • 19:30

Sat 31 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 667 1522

Part of Festival of Sacred Music.

  • 18:00

BAFTA Screenwriters' Lecture Series

A series of lectures presented by BAFTA and the BFI featuring prominent screenwriters.

BAFTA, London W1J

Mon 29 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7734 0022

This lecture is from Steven Knight, writer of Dirty Pretty Things, Eastern Promises and Locke.

  • 19:00

BFI Southbank, London SE1

Thu 18 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7928 3232

A lecture from James Schamus, screenwriter of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and The Ice Storm.

  • 19:00

Sat 20 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7928 3232

This lecture is from Emma Thompson, actress and acclaimed screenwriter of Sense and Sensibility and the Nanny McPhee movies.

  • 19:00

Basking Sharks: the biggest fish in Scotland

Learn about the basking shark, the second biggest fish in the world.

Fraser Noble Building, Aberdeen

Tue 23 Sep

£5.50 (£4) / 01224 272000

Part of TechFest.

  • 19:00

BBC: Bridget Christie Minds the Gap

BBC Radio 4 Bridget Christie returns to BBC Radio 4. In the first episode of her new series, she presents her unique take on the state of modern feminism. Fred MacAulay plays a man. This is a free event ticketed via random draw. To enter the draw, please visit bbc.co.uk/tickets. Follow @BBCEdFest for listings. This…

BBC @ Potterrow, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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