Before 3am, Talks & lectures

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Game Masters

Massive touring exhibition celebrating the varied history of computer gaming. With more than 125 playable games to work your way through, get stuck into arcade games, physical games (think Dance Battle et al), consoles, PCs and many more. On top of this, there's also displays of concept art, interactive displays and…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Fri 19 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Sat 20 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

…and 120 more dates until 20 Apr 2015

Pillow Talk

A series of discussion events designed to engage the public on issues surrounding contemporary art.

South Block, Glasgow

Tue 20 Jan 2015

Free

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

The Anatomy of a Building: Denys Lasdun and the Royal College of Physicians

An examination of the Royal College of Physicians building, one of the most striking and imaginative works of post-WW II architecture.

Royal College of Physicians Museum, London NW1

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 020 3075 1649

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 020 3075 1649

Mon 22 Dec

Free / 020 3075 1649

…and 39 more dates until 13 Feb 2015

FameLab – Scottish Final

Learn all the scientific factoids your heart ever desired at this science communicator face-off.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 650 4874

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Generation by Night

Early evening talks, demonstrations, hands-on art-making sessions, live music and other creative responses to the Generation art programme.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

Ciara Phillips, Claire Barclay and Kate Davis discuss their work. Part of Generation.

Thu 22 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

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 2015

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 2 Mar 2015

Free / 0141 552 3748

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 5 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 2 Feb 2015

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 2 Mar 2015

Free / 0141 552 3748

…and 8 more dates until 2 Nov 2015

Man at Arms Guided Tour

The Man at Arms tells bloodthirsty tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons to show off.

Dirleton Castle, North Berwick

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 01620 850330

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.

Cotswold Outdoor, Glasgow

Tue 20 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 357 5353

Presented by Mountain Safety Advisor Heather Morning.

Cotswold Outdoor, Edinburgh

Wed 21 Jan 2015

Free / 0844 557 7755

Presented by Mountain Safety Advisor Heather Morning

Mountain Café, Aviemore

Wed 11 Feb 2015

Free / 01479 812473

Presented by Mountaineering Instructor Di Gilbert.

Wed 18 Feb 2015

Free / 01479 812473

Presented by Heavy Whalley

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.

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5X15 Presents A Premium Evening With Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog, whose prolific film career boasts the like of Grizzly Man, Woyzeck, Fitzcarraldo and Cave of Forgotten Dreams is joined by director of the New York Public Library's LIVE series, Paul Holdengraber to talk about his extraordinary career.

Westminster Central Hall, London SW1H

Fri 16 Jan 2015

£35

A Look at Contemporary South African Photography

Anne Lyden talks about contemporary South African photography.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 17 Feb 2015

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

A Singing Practice by Gerard ter Borch

Ola Wojykiewicz discusses Gerard ter Borch's painting.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 16 Jan 2015

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

The Adventure Travel Show

A show dedicated to the world of adventure and off-the-beaten-track travel, packed with inspiration and travel advice. Booking is essential.

Olympia, London W14

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£8–£10 one day entry (Weekend £12–£15; Under 16 free) / 02073 851200

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£8–£10 one day entry (Weekend £12–£15; Under 16 free) / 02073 851200

Animated Nightmares: Talk

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

Norwich Puppet Theatre

Tue 3 Feb 2015

£8 / 01603 629921

Part of Manipulate.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 6 Feb 2015

£8 / 0131 228 1404

Part of Manipulate.

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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

Artists Design for the British Stage

Jane Pritchard of the V&A talks about the relationship of British artists with theatre.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 6 Jan 2015

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

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 2015

Free / 0131 228 1404

Part of Manipulate.

The Astrology of Love and Relationships

This talk is aimed at offering a better understanding of relationships and matters of the heart. If you're attending, it's advisable to either know or have your birth chart, as there's astrology involved. The answer could be written in the stars, y'know.

New Acropolis, London N1

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£5 (£3) / 020 7359 0059

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.

Sat 31 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 667 1522

Part of Festival of Sacred Music.

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Behold the Light of Nature': Ruskin on Turner, Edinburgh 1853 (Performed Reading)

Paul O'Keeffe recreates Ruskin's account of the life of Turner.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 20 Jan 2015

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

The Big Outdoor Show

An activity weekend where outdoor enthusiasts and families can visit or camp. Featuring seminars with famous explorers, mountain bike displays, wakeboarding and evening fun.

Willen Lake, Milton Keynes

Fri 22 May 2015

£9.50–£49.50 (Family £24.50; Family £125.50–£149.50; Children £0–£19.50; Seniors £7.50) / 0871 220 0260

Bill Herbert on Jade Ladder: Contemporary Chinese Poetry

Former Dundee Makar Bill Herbert presents a talk on the book Jade Ladder: Contemporary Chinese Poetry. The book, which he co-edited, demonstrates the diversity of Chinese poetry in English.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Mon 16 Feb 2015

£3–£5 / 01786 471917

Book Launch - War and Poetry

2014 saw the 100 year anniversary of the First World War. 2015 marks the Italian centenary of that same war. Much has been written and debated about Italy’s involvement in the war, but how did it impact on the poets in Italy? What were they thinking? This event launches a new Luath anthology that contains new translations…

J&G Innes, St Andrews

Sat 7 Mar 2015

Free / 01334 472174

Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute and J&G Innes Ltd Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

By Way of the Sea: Exploring a Bronze Age Maritory in NW Europe

Peter Clark and Anne Lehoërff discuss the close cultural links between Bronze Age communities from either side of the English Channel.

Regent Building, Aberdeen

Tue 13 Jan 2015

Free

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