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Alfred Brendel: A Pianist's A–Z

Alfred Brendel may have retired from the concert platform, but not from performing. Here he talks from a lifetime of experience of the classical scene.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Mon 10 Nov

Strathclyde Suite

£10 / 0141 353 8000

Part of Piano Festival.

The 2014 Wellcome Book Prize

What are the challenges and pleasures of translating medicine and science onto the page? Wellcome Book Prize-shortlisted authors Adam Rutherford (Creation), Emily Mayhew (Wounded) and Sarah Wise (Inconvenient People) discuss their books and reveal the fascinating and intriguing stories behind how they were researched…

The Salon, Cheltenham

Sat 4 Oct

£7

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

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.

  • 18:30 – 20:00

40 Years Of Abba

Featuring never-before-seen images of the band, ABBA interviewer Mark Ellen (Rock Stars Stole My Life!), leading Swedish music journalist Jan Gradvall, photographer Jeppe Wikström (ABBA: The Official Photo Book) and creator and member of the phenomenally successful ABBA tribute band, Björn Again Rod Stephen join Robert…

Garden Theatre, Cheltenham

Sun 12 Oct

£8

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Abertay Historical Society: Dauvit Broun and Joanna Tucker

Dauvit Broun and Joanna Tucker from the University of Glasgow take part in this discussion – a local abbey's attitude to its charters: the cartulary of Lindores in Caprington Castle.

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Wed 12 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 223181

  • 18:30
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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

  • 18:30

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

  • 18:00

Adding Gender Equality to Your Shopping Bag

A discussion on what more could be done for gender equality in the world of Fair Trade.

One World Shop, Edinburgh

Thu 2 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 229 4541

Part of Edinburgh World Justice Festival.

  • 18:30 – 20:30

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

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

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
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Air Quality For All

As part of the 21st Century Challenges discussion series, an expert panel gathers to discuss the problem of air pollution and how creative technology and new thinking can help us all breathe more easily.

Royal Geographical Society (With The Institute Of British Geographers), London SW7

Thu 30 Oct

£10 (Members £7) / 020 7591 3000

  • 19:00 – 20:30

Alan Aldridge

Described by John Lennon as “His Royal Master of Images to Their Majesties The Beatles”, Alan Aldridge’s earlier life was a far cry from his later creative success, as he discusses with Paul Blezard.

The Salon, Cheltenham

Tue 7 Oct

£8

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Alan Johnson

Last year’s interview between BBC journalist and broadcaster Becky Milligan and MP Alan Johnson was one of the highlights of the Festival. Find out what happened next as they rejoin us to reflect on the next instalment of Alan’s honest and moving memoir.

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sat 11 Oct

£10 / 0844 576 2210

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

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.

Altruism as a Factor of Economic Development

Speaker Harry Costin discusses how how altruistic action could be the alternative to the economic woes of our time.

New Acropolis, London N1

Fri 17 Oct

Free / 020 7359 0059

  • 19:30 – 21:00
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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

Ann Widdecombe

With characteristic verve and integrity, Ann Widdecombe reflects on her diverse and extraordinary career and the people and events that have influenced her along the way. Expect humour and controversy in equal measure…

Cheltenham Town Hall

Fri 10 Oct

£10 / 0844 576 2210

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Annual SSHoP Lecture: Paul Seawright

Photographer Paul Seawright talks about his illustrious career.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 22 Oct

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 18:00 – 19:30

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 2 Oct

Free / 020 7881 7113

  • 18:30 – 22:00

Archaeology of WWI

As part of the King's Museum evening lecture series Dr Tony Pollard provides a lecture on archaeology of WWI, organised by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

Regent Building, Aberdeen

Tue 14 Oct

Free

  • 19:30 – 21:00
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Architecture for All: Building by the River

A discussion on what building by the Thames means for London.

Old Royal Naval College, London SE10

Fri 21 Nov

£10 (£5) / 020 8269 4799

  • 18:30 – 20:00

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

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

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Are We Too Tolerant of Intolerance?

We can either recognise people as equal, or cultures as equal – we cannot do both. Should we tolerate beliefs and behaviour that we consider repressive? Journalist Abdul-Rehman Malik explores this conflict in today’s multicultural Britain with The Times journalist David Aaronovitch, Claire Fox, Director of the Institute…

Cheltenham Town Hall

Fri 3 Oct

£10 / 0844 576 2210

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

The Art of Flamenco

An art form born of suffering and pain, flamenco’s roots lie in Andalusia’s melting pot of Moorish, Jewish and Christian cultures. Jason Webster (Blood Med; Duende) and James Woodall (In Search of the Firedance) explore the origins and traditions of flamenco, brought to life with performances by guitarist Jero Férec…

Cheltenham Town Hall

Fri 3 Oct

£12 / 0844 576 2210

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

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