Before 5pm, 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

Mon 22 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Tue 23 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Wed 24 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

…and 116 more dates until 20 Apr 2015

Elite Business Conference and Exhibition

Two-day conference with speakers, seminars and networking opportunities for those looking to grow their business or start one up.

The Old Truman Brewery, London E1

Wed 18 Mar 2015

Free / 020 8214 1066

Thu 19 Mar 2015

Free / 020 8214 1066

Illustrated Menagerie

Student illustrations of the animal kingdom.

University Of Portsmouth

Mon 2 Feb 2015

Free / 023 9284 8484

Tue 3 Feb 2015

Free / 023 9284 8484

Wed 4 Feb 2015

Free / 023 9284 8484

…and 17 more dates until 27 Feb 2015

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

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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

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 22 Dec

Free / 020 3075 1649

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 020 3075 1649

Wed 24 Dec

Free / 020 3075 1649

…and 37 more dates until 13 Feb 2015

Arduino Tour

An 18-hour Arduino workshop, which is suitable for beginners. The session begins with a talk by Massimo Banzi.

Somerset House, London WC2R

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7845 4600

Sun 18 Jan 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7845 4600

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

The Bedale Hoard

The Yorkshire Museum’s Curator of Archaeology presents a talk on the Bedale Hoard with a chance to handle the newly conserved items.

Yorkshire Museum

Tue 24 Feb 2015

£15 includes museum admission. / 01904 687633

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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

A Celebration of Burns

Stirling Castle's annual celebration of the national bard features a tour of the castle, which inspired his infamous poem on Scotland's national decay, Lines on Stirling.

Stirling Castle

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Included in admission / 01786 450000

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Included in admission / 01786 450000

Collecting Faces: The Semiotics of Collecting Faces in the 18th Century Through Books, Prints and Drawings

Prof Melissa Percival of the University of Exeter talks about the history of the notion that human character is expressed in the face.

Plymouth City Museum And Art Gallery

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£6.60 (£4.50) / 01752 304774/264878

Craigie Aitchison: A Life in Colour

Cate Haste talks about her new book on Craigie Aitchison.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 3 Feb 2015

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

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Creating a Portrait Head

Sculptor Deirdre Nicholls talks about the process of making a portrait head.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 11 Feb 2015

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

Discovery Film School Dundee Gala Screening

Twelve young filmmakers present their films: the result of four months' work with professional artists. Members of the group will introduce the screening and take part in a Q&A afterwards.

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Sat 24 Jan 2015

01382 909900

Do Try This At Home 2

A science show all about exploring and experimenting, observing and asking questions. Ages 7+.

Centre For Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

Mon 22 Dec

Free with normal admission / 0191 243 8210

Tue 23 Dec

Free with normal admission / 0191 243 8210

Wed 24 Dec

Free with normal admission / 0191 243 8210

…and 67 more dates until 1 Mar 2015

Dundee Afternoon Lecture: Christopher Whatley

Christopher Whatley discusses the Kirk and the struggle for hearts and minds in Angus during the Jacobite risings.

Tower Building, Dundee

Wed 11 Feb 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 384310

Ebay: Buying and Selling for Absolute Beginners

Learn how to buy and sell items on Ebay, one of the world's biggest auction sites.

Peterborough Central Library

Tue 24 Feb 2015

£6 / 01733 864280

Wed 25 Feb 2015

£6 / 01733 864280

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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

Tue 23 Dec

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

Meet outside.

Tue 30 Dec

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

Meet outside.

Tue 6 Jan 2015

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

Meet outside.

…and 16 more dates until 28 Apr 2015

An Evening with Gervase Phinn

The Yorkshire writer and radio personality talks about his life and work.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Sat 9 May 2015

£16 (£15) / 01332 255800

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

First World War Series: Scottish Women’s Hospitals – The Nurses Of Royaumont

Alison O'Donnell explores the history of the Scottish Women's hospitals.

The Royal College Of Nursing Library And Heritage Centre, London W1G

Thu 12 Feb 2015

Free / 0345 337 3368

Free Cultural Heritage Talk

Free lunchtime talks delivered in partnership with Leeds University's Brotherton Library. These talks, given by people who work with the collections, reveal some of the remarkable objects that the Brotherton collects and makes accessible for both the University and the public. You are welcome to bring your own dinner to…

Central Library, Leeds

Thu 15 Jan 2015

Free / 01132 476 016

Histories of Theatre in Leeds & West Yorkshire: From 19th century playbills to the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds and West Yorkshire have a vibrant and fascinating theatrical heritage as revealed through the University Library's Special Collections and the Local and Family History Library.

Thu 12 Mar 2015

Free / 01132 476 016

The Lost Library of Kirkstall Abbey: Only a few objects associated with medieval Kirkstall survive and a missal, published in 1516 and now in Leeds Central Library, is believed to be one. Hear about the role the monks of Kirkstall played in the medieval society.

Leeds Town Hall

Fri 13 Feb 2015

Free

Dialect in the Museum: The Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture (LAVC) in Special Collections is a unique collection of materials relating to English dialect and folk life. Hear how the staff are breathing new life into this historical archive by teaming up with Yorkshire museums, enriching their collections, and inviting visitors to help dig for dialect.

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