Before 3am, Talks & lectures

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Gordon Buchanan: Lost Adventures

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

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Tue 11 Nov

Danske Bank Stage

£14.50 (£12.50) / 028 9038 1081

macrobert, Stirling

Sun 2 Nov

£12.50–£14.50 / 01786 466666

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Tue 4 Nov

£12.50–£14.50 / 0141 287 2999

Black Grouse presents Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Kenton Cool, Olly Hicks and Ben Fogle

Four adventurers and explorers talk about what drives them to do the crazy things they do. With Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Kenton Cool, Olly Hicks and Ben Fogle.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 8 Dec

£16 / 0131 473 2000

David Mitchell: Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse

The comedian, TV star, writer and actor talks about his latest book Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse which is a look at the absurdities of modern living.

Conway Hall, London WC1R

Wed 12 Nov

£12.84–£16.05 / 020 7242 8032

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Sat 22 Nov

£22 / 01424 229111

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

Wed 12 Nov

£20 / 020 7591 3000

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Tibetan Buddhist Meditation with the Gar Trinley Yongkhyab Ling Sangha

Experience traditional Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice.

Abbey Mount Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 2 Nov

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

Sun 9 Nov

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

Sun 16 Nov

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

…and 5 more dates until 21 Dec

Getting to the Bones of the Problem: What do Forensic Anthropologists Really Do?

Over the course of three mini-events, featuring two presentations and a workshop we will introduce you to the world of Forensic Anthropology and Human Identification – as it is in the real world. Additional events will take place on Monday 10th November (presentation) and Friday 14th November (Forensic Family Fun Day).

Avery & Co, Dundee

Mon 3 Nov

Free Booking required / 01382 201533

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Mon 10 Nov

Free Booking required / 01382 201533

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

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Zombie Science: Genes of the Damned

Spoof lecture examining the science behind a potential zombie outbreak.

Òran Mór, Glasgow

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0141 357 6200

Ages 13+.

Free / 0141 357 6200

Ages 18+.

Dundee and Its Scientific Firsts

In 1867 the British Association for the Advancement of Science held their 37th Annual Meeting in Dundee to the dismay of some of its members. Despite assurances and persistence from the host city, many questioned the wisdom of taking this hugely prestigious event to a non-university Scottish town for the first time. These…

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Sat 1 Nov

Free Booking required / 01382 385564.

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Glasgow Skeptics

A biweekly event where speakers expound on science, pseudoscience, politics and policy to increase public understanding and engagement of these issues.

West End, Glasgow

Mon 10 Nov

Free

Nate Felps: Leaving Hate Behind. The son of the late Fred Phelps talks about the Westboro Baptist Church, the childhood he spent growing up in it, and how he came to leave his family behind on his 18th birthday. Venue to be confirmed.

John Challis: Only Fools & Boycie

John Challis, who played Boycie in BBC comedy Only Fools & Horses, shares stories and anecdotes from his career.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 7 Mar 2015

Second Space

£16

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Fri 23 Jan 2015

£15 / 020 8688 9291

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£15.25 (£13.25) / 01332 255800

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Malcolm Robinson: Ghost Photographs

It’s one thing seeing a ghost but quite another to capture a ghost on film. In this enthralling lecture UFO & paranormal lecturer Malcolm Robinson presents some of the most incredible ghostly photographs captured on camera from all over the world. He discusses different categories of spirit apparitions, plays a…

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sat 1 Nov

£5 (£4.50) / 01786 473544

Part of The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

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The Navajo Rangers: Native American X-Files

Lt Jon Dover and Sgt Stanley Milford Jr talk about investigating cases that can only be described as paranormal which happen on the iconic landscapes of the Native American Reservation territories. Their own experiences are also mind-stretchingly strange & fascinating.

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sun 2 Nov

£5 (£4.50) / 01786 473544

Part of The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

The Optimistic Olympian: Succeeding in the Headquarters

This talk from Paul McCarthy at Glasgow Caledonian University will demonstrate how optimism reveals the character of the best athletes in the world. Explore how optimism sways attributions, motivation and confidence in sport performance..

University of Abertay, Dundee

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 0141 331 8081

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

The World's Worst Serial Killers

A two-hour audiovisual show presented by retired murder squad detective Trevor Marriott. Please note that this show not for the squeamish or faint-hearted as many of the photographs shown are of a very graphic nature, which some may find disturbing.

Hazlitt Arts Centre, Maidstone

Thu 20 Nov

£16 (Children £15; £15; £15; £15) / 01622 758611

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.

Around the world in 80 teas

P.M. David Silva & Sons was established in 1945 during the Plantation Raj in Ceylon’s world famous Dimbula valley. The remaining family company bring the world’s most sought after teas that are hand plucked and ethically sourced from the very people and estates that have worked there for over three generations. Find…

Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, St Andrews

Sun 9 Nov

Free Booking required / 01334 474371

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Mon 10 Nov

Free Booking required / 01334 474371

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

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Black & Blue – Artists In Conversation

Discussion with artists Penny Clayden and Chris Day, chaired by Alice Kettle.

Free Space Gallery, London NW5

Fri 12 Dec

Free / 07950 695699

Chris Hadfield: You Are Here

Canadian astronaut Hadfield is probably best known for singing Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in the International Space Station which made him a viral star. His new book is the best of photographs of the earth from space.

At-Bristol

Thu 11 Dec

£15 / 0845 345 1235

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

Sun 7 Dec

£15 / 020 7591 3000

The Savoy Theatre, Monmouth

Wed 10 Dec

£6 / 01600 772467

Dalrymple Lecture Series: Flying into the Past

Bill Hanson, Professor of Roman Archaeology at the University of Glasgow since 2000, discusses the use of aerial photography at archaeological sites. The lecture series is extensively illustrated with original images focusing on case studies and examples from Professor Hanson’s own research.

University of Glasgow

Mon 17 Nov

Free / 0141 330 2001

Pioneers and Principles: The opening lecture focuses on the early development of archaeological aerial photography and how we are able to see and understand remains of the past from the air.

Tue 18 Nov

Free / 0141 330 2001

Not Just A Pretty Picture: This lecture emphasises the massive contribution made by aerial reconnaissance to the ongoing discovery of archaeological sites.

Wed 19 Nov

Free / 0141 330 2001

The Spy In The Sky: The lecture looks at the application of aerial photography, from mapping to military intelligence.

Thu 20 Nov

Free / 0141 330 2001

Flying Into The Future: Lecture illustrating the potential of various new airborne discovery techniques,

Enlightened! A Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town in the Age of Reason

Explore the New Town with Enlightened! walking tours and learn about how clever Edinburgh's people of yore were. Booking is essential.

Dundas House, Edinburgh

Sat 1 Nov

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

Sun 2 Nov

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

Mon 3 Nov

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

…and 178 more dates until 1 May 2015

The First World War in 650 Letters

Ben Makin delivers a talk on the First World War, using 650 letters as a primary source for key events, such as the Christmas truce.

Counting House, Edinburgh

Tue 4 Nov

Free (donations appreciated) / 0131 667 7533

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The Glad Academy: Michael Brady on Suffering

This edition of Glad Academy features Michael Brady, professor of philosophy at Glasgow University, who is currently researching the epistemic value of emotion.

The Glad Café, Glasgow

Sun 16 Nov

£5 / 0141 636 6119

Kevin McKenna and guests

Exploring the the contribution and impact of the Immigrant Irish in Glasgow.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 0141 287 2999

Life Behind the Lens: Inspiring the Next Generation of Film and TV Documentary Makers

A panel of award winning TV and film experts discuss their experience and expertise. Ages 16+.

Cineworld IMAX, Glasgow

Transmission Gallery Artist Talks

A series of talks by gallery artists.

Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0141 552 7141

A talk by artist Patrick Cole.

Wed 12 Nov

Free / 0141 552 7141

A talk by artist Kathryn Elkin.

Ulrich Gerhartz: 'Is this the most powerful man in Classical Music?'

A talk from Ulrich Gerhartz, Director of Concert and Artists' Services at Steinway & Sons, the piano technician to such virtuosi as Mitsuko Uchida, Imogen Cooper, Alfred Brendel, Murray Perahia and Maria João Pires.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Tue 11 Nov

£7.50 / 0141 353 8000

Part of Piano Festival.

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