Late night events, Talks & lectures

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Smashing Physics

Leading CERN physicist Jon Butterworth explains what the Higgs boson actually is, what it does and how its discovery has changed our understanding of the fundamental laws of nature.

The Admiral, Glasgow

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 0141 221 7705

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 21:00 – 22:00

You've Never Seen Pain Expressed Like This

A dance/conversation in which the performers – Miss Prissy, Kia Labeija and the Legendary Pony Zion Garcon – perform and talk in response to questions about the meanings and contexts of styles of urban American dance. Moderated, or at any rate delivered, by dancer and writer Danielle Goldman, author of I Want to be Ready…

Tramway, Glasgow

Sat 27 Sep

£6 for Sat pass; £14 for weekend pass / 0845 330 3501

Note: this event was originally listed as featuring dancer Storyboard P, who has had to cancel his appearance at Arika 6. Part of ARIKA14 Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way.

Breathe

A look at the complex, fundamental process of breathing through the lenses of science, medicine, and literature. Developed by Orlando Gough through dialogue with staff and patients in the Churchill Hospital Respiratory Medicine department.

The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford

Sat 1 Nov

£14 (£10) / 01865 319450

Part of Breath Festival.

  • 21:00

How to Speak Money

John Lanchester blows open the world of finance, exploring everything from the trading floor to the jargon-filled language of the economic elite, taken from his book How to Speak Money.

The Salon, Cheltenham

Sat 4 Oct

£8

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

John Lydon

Better known as Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols, John Lydon is one of the most recognisable icons in music history. He takes a fresh and mature look back on a remarkable life.

Maxima Forum, Cheltenham

Sat 11 Oct

£12

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

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The Dark Net

Beyond the familiar online world of Google, Facebook and Amazon lies a vast network of sites, communities and cultures where freedom is pushed to its limits. Jamie Bartlett steers us through the internet’s darker side.

The Inkpot, Cheltenham

Sat 11 Oct

£7

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Feeding the World or Farmageddon?

Global food production is reaching a crucial tipping point. How do we feed a burgeoning world population whilst remaining ethical and sustainable? Charles Godfray, Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, Joanna Blythman, award-winning journalist and author, and Jack Monroe (A Girl Called Jack…

Garden Theatre, Cheltenham

Sat 11 Oct

£8

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Managing Change

Change doesn’t have to be feared – we can learn to embrace it. Author of Happiness by Design and Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics Paul Dolan joins Vincent Deary (How We Are: First Volume of the How to Live Trilogy) to investigate how we negotiate change and how to manage it in a positive…

The Inkpot, Cheltenham

Sat 4 Oct

£8

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Present Tense: Syria

Anthony Loyd, The Times war correspondent who was recently injured reporting from Syria, evaluates the Syrian crisis with Diana Darke, author of My House in Damascus, and questions what might happen next.

The Studio, Cheltenham

Sat 4 Oct

£8

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Stephen Ward Was Innocent, OK

The 1963 Profumo affair rocked the British establishment. It also wrecked lives. The osteopath Stephen Ward was scapegoated in the scandal and took his own life during the trial. Geoffrey Robertson QC and former model Mandy Rice-Davies talk to The Times journalist Libby Purves about the extraordinary fall- out from the…

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sat 4 Oct

£10 / 0844 576 2210

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Why Not Abolish Arts Subsidies and Move On?

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas present a talk on public spending for the arts. David Stevenson of Queen Margaret University examines the state spending on high-status cultural activities and questions if not participating in these activities equates to not participating in culture.

Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 0871 902 5723

Part of Explorathon.