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Lunch Bytes – Life: Education/Learning

Talk addressing the subject of art education and how it has been affected by digital technologies, online tools and the internet.

CCA, Glasgow

Thu 4 Dec

Free / 0141 352 4900

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

Fri 5 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Sat 6 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Sun 7 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

…and 134 more dates until 20 Apr 2015

Write Shoot Cut

Monthly short film networking night taking open submissions for screening and discussion.

Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Mon 8 Dec

£6 (£5) / 0131 228 2688

Onyeka: African People in Sixteenth Century Scotland

A talk from historian Onyeka on African people in Scotland during the sixteenth century.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 3 Dec

Free / 07958 671267

SHMU Multi-Ethnic Recording Project

Simon Gall discusses SHMU's Multi-Ethnic Recording Project.

The Elphinstone Institute, Aberdeen

Tue 27 Jan 2015

£3 / 01224 272 996

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The Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow Lectures

Come listen to ideas fly around at these lectures intended to advance knowledge of arts and sciences.

John Anderson Building, Glasgow

Wed 10 Dec

Free donations welcome / 0141 548 3444

Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology on Excavations at the Ness of Brodgar.

Beyond Endurance: The Life and Works of Sir James Mann Wordie

One hundred years ago, Shackleton’s ship ‘Endurance’ sailed to Antarctica and became stuck fast in the ice of the Weddell Sea. The story of the crew’s survival on the sea ice for months has become the stuff of legend. One of the crew members was Scottish geologist James Wordie, whose influence went on to change the face…

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Thu 27 Nov

Free ticketed / 0131 623 3734

Part of Book Week Scotland.

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

£15 (£13.50; Children £10) / 0845 345 1235

Cineworld IMAX, Glasgow

Mon 15 Dec

£5 (Admission, including a copy of the book £20) / 0871 540 1000

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

Sun 7 Dec

£15 / 020 7591 3000

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Dorothy McMillan: A History of Scottish Women's Writing 1700–1900

Dorothy McMillan is Senior Lecturer in English Literature and former Head of School of English and Scottish Language and Literature at Glasgow University. Here, she considers how things have changed nearly two decades on from the publication of her anthology The Scotswoman at Home and Abroad: Non-Fiction Writing 1700–1900.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Mon 16 Mar 2015

£3–£5 / 01786 471917

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Edinburgh Tarot Group

Join up with other folks interested in the mystical art of tarot at this monthly group, and share tips and tricks while you practice doing readings for other members.

Sofi's, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0131 555 7019

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.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 1 Dec

Victorian Bar

Free / 0141 552 3748

The Science and Art of Brewing by Keith Lugton

Mon 5 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 2 Feb 2015

Free / 0141 552 3748

…and 9 more dates until 2 Nov 2015

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

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 27 Nov

Free / 020 3075 1649

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 020 3075 1649

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 020 3075 1649

…and 54 more dates until 13 Feb 2015

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

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Edinburgh Café Scientifique

Explore the latest ideas in science and technology, outside a traditional academic context, at this forum for debating and promoting public engagement.

Edinburgh Zoo

Mon 8 Dec

Free but ticketed / 0131 334 9171

Wildlife surgery: Surgery in wild animals faces challenges not encountered in human or domestic animal surgery. Discover how we use all our understanding of animal anatomy and physiology, combined with cutting edge human surgical science to solve these challenges.

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.

Himalayan Adventures

British climbers Simon Yearsley and Malcolm Bass discuss their Himalayan exploits, as they explore everything from the challenges of mountaineering to what makes Himalayan mountaineers tick.

Birnam Arts & Conference Centre

Fri 5 Dec

£10 (£8; Under 16s £5) / 01350 727674

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation with the Gar Trinley Yongkhyab Ling Sangha

Experience traditional Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice.

Abbey Mount Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

Sun 7 Dec

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

Sun 14 Dec

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

Sun 21 Dec

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

Twenty Years of Democracy: Art and Activism in South Africa

One day symposium co-hosted by Africa in Motion and the University of Glasgow focusing on South Africa's first democratic election in 1994 and the role of art, music, film, literature and theatre in the anti-apartheid struggle. Keynote speech from Albie Sachs.

CCA, Glasgow

Wed 3 Dec

£15 (£10) / 0141 352 4900

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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

Books Aloud

Some of Dundee’s most passionate readers share their favourite books with you.

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 01382 909900

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Death Trips/Fas Cleachdte Ris

A double event in the library at Sabhal Mor Ostaig. In Death Trips: Second Hearing in the Work of George MacDonald, Dr Kirsten Norrie delivers a paper on George MacDonald, visionary Scottish novelist and father of fantasy fiction. This is followed by Dr Norrie discussing Gaelic fairy belief with Professor Hugh Cheape.

SEALL at Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Isle Of Skye

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 01471 844207

Part of Book Week Scotland.

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

Thu 27 Nov

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

Meet outside.

Fri 28 Nov

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

Meet outside.

Sat 29 Nov

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

Meet outside.

…and 152 more dates until 1 May 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

Sat 29 Nov

Included in admission / 01620 850330

Sun 30 Nov

Included in admission / 01620 850330

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 01620 850330

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