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Ruth Pelzer: Gallery Talk

A lecture on Japanese printmaking from Dr Ruth Pelzer-Montada.

Edinburgh Printmakers

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0131 557 2479

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

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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Gavin Francis: Empire Antarctica – Ice, Silence and Emperor Penguins

Although he went to Antarctica as an on-base medical doctor, Gavin Francis ended up spending a lot of time with emperor penguins during his fourteen months on the most icy and isolated of continents. Hear him talk about his life-changing experience among the birds.

Central Library, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 242 8100

Dunbar Library

Thu 27 Nov

Free ticketed / 01368 866060

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Impartial Advice on Biomass Renewable Heating

Home Energy Scotland offer free and impartial advice on wood fuelled (biomass) and other renewable heating systems. Booking is essential.

Corn Exchange, Biggar

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0808 808 2282

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Annual Hamish Henderson Lecture

Dolina McLennan presents this year's folk music lecture.

Edinburgh City Chambers

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 0131 529 4003

Part of Carrying Stream Festival.

Anthony Peake: Awakened State

Déjà Vu is known to be the most common “altered-state” of consciousness. Anthony Peake presents a radical new explanation of the phenomenon that is rooted in modern science. This world premiere presentation will be, quite literally, a life-changing experience, and in it he will be discussing his research for his…

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sun 2 Nov

£5 (£4.50) / 01786 473544

Part of The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

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

Henry Collingham: Lecture

Lecture from designer Henry Collingham about 3D printing and how it will affect our lives.

Edinburgh Printmakers

Thu 27 Nov

£5 (2 for £8) / 0131 557 2479

James Fox: UFO & The Media

In 2007 James Fox helped orchestrate the most credible civilian effort of disclosure on UFOs in history. He assembled 14 speakers, including two retired generals, a former governor of Arizona, civilian pilots and government scientists from seven countries at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to give first-hand…

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sat 1 Nov

£5 (£4.50) / 01786 473544

Part of The Scottish Paranormal Festival.

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Martin Barker v The World: The Fight for the Video Nasties

Professor Martin Barker relives his experiences from the 1980s, battling the likes of Mary Whitehouse in defence of horror films.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Thu 13 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01970 623 232

Part of Abertoir.

Only Human?

A weekend festival exploring the relations between humans and the 'more than human'. Featuring a broad range of talks, exhibitions, performances and more.

Gilmorehill Centre, Glasgow

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 0141 330 2892

  • 11:00 – 20:00 Only Human? Gilmorehill Centre, Glasgow

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 0141 330 2892

  • 11:00 – 20:00 Only Human? Gilmorehill Centre, Glasgow

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 0141 330 2892

  • 11:00 – 20:00 Only Human? Gilmorehill Centre, Glasgow

Yvonne McEwen: Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) During the First World War

Yvonne Mcewen presents original research into the under-studied history of Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) during the First World War.

Surgeons' Hall Museum, Edinburgh

Tue 11 Nov

An Afternoon with Shona MacLean

The writer dicusses her work.

Aberdeen Central Library

Sat 29 Nov

Free ticketed / 01224 652500

Part of Book Week Scotland.

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

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 020 3075 1649

Tue 4 Nov

Free / 020 3075 1649

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 020 3075 1649

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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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Do Not Adjust Your Stage Presents: The Wunderkammer

Improv group Do Not Adjust Your Stage and guests present an monthly evening that's half comedy show, half Ted talk, with a different theme each time. BYOB!

The Nursery Theatre, London SE1

Fri 14 Nov

£8

Talks inspired by Tim Windle, professional lobbyist and Alexis Webb, American chronobiologist.

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

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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

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+.

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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.

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

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

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 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

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