Before 5pm, Talks & lectures

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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 2 Sep

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

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Wed 3 Sep

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

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Thu 4 Sep

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

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30
…and 238 more dates until 1 May 2015

An Evening with Sir Roger Moore

Interviewed by Gareth Owen, Hollywood legend, knight and raconteur Sir Roger Moore candidly discusses his life and career, from The Saint and The Persuaders to his stint as 007 and beyond. Followed by an audience Q&A.

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Sun 14 Sep

£25 ( £22.50) / 01227 787787

  • 17:00

Princess Theatre, Torquay

Sat 27 Sep

£26 / 0870 847 2315

Edinburgh International Wedding Exhibition

A brand new wedding fair on the scene, gathering together over 200 industry experts under one roof. offering products, seminars and demonstrations.

EICC, Edinburgh

Sat 11 Oct

£8.50; £13.50 Exhibition plus Bridal & Band Showcase; £25 VIP Priority Pass / 0131 611 0330

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Notes & Notes: Graham Fitch Piano Recital

Pianist Graham Fitch performs and gives a talk, followed by afternoon tea.

Craxton Studios, London NW3

Sun 14 Sep

£20–£25 / 020 7435 2965

Blabbermouth

This 12-hour live celebration of Scottish music and spoken word features a collection of artists, actors, politicians, journalists, sportspeople, singers and scientists performing their favourite pieces of Scottish writing. A chance to celebrate Scotland's contribution to the world in the final hours before the referendum.

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 17 Sep

£10 (£8) per session; £30 (£20) for day ticket / 0131 473 2000

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Ancient Skies

A viewing of the fulldome film, which explores the relationships that ancient cultures had with the skies. Featuring interviews with archeo-astronomers and 360 degree time-lapse footage taken of various mesolithic and neolithic sites.

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Tue 2 Sep

01962 863791

  • 16:00

£8–£10 / 01962 863791

  • 16:00 – 17:30

Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition

Get a load of thousands of examples of model railway layouts and engines, sit in on some lectures and workshops and connect with fellow model engineering enthusiasts at the massive tradeshow.

Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa

Thu 16 Oct

£4.50–£9.50 / 01926 614101

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Port Edgar in the First World War

Learn more about the Royal Navy destroyer base.

Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Fri 12 Sep

£8 / 0131 228 1155

Seeing God in …

A series of talks examining different traditions, objects and places and how these things are associated with different faiths across the world.

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, Glasgow

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 0141 276 1625

Today's lecture is 'Seeing God in Sufi Islam'.

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 0141 276 1625

Today's lecture is 'Seeing God in Judaism'.

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0141 276 1625

Today's lecture is 'Seeing God in the Reformation'.

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation with the Gar Trinley Yongkhyab Ling Sangha

Experience traditional Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice.

Abbey Mount Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Sep

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

  • 15:00 – 17:00

Sun 14 Sep

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

  • 15:00 – 17:00

Sun 21 Sep

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

  • 15:00 – 17:00
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African Echoes in New Jazz

African-jazz fusion with South African playwright, composer and musician Mxolisi Norman. Booking is essential.

The Arts Centre, Ormskirk

Thu 6 Nov

Free / 01695 584480

Frank Williams: More Tea Vicar?

Frank Williams, one of the only remaining cast members of the classic series Dad's Army, reveals some of the secrets behind one of the most popular TV successes of all time

Haverhill Arts Centre

Sat 6 Sep

£10–£12 / 01440 714140

  • 15:00

The Royal Hippodrome, Eastbourne

Sun 7 Sep

£13.50 (Children £11.50; £11.50; £11.50) / 01323 412000

  • 15:00

The Savoy Theatre, Monmouth

Sun 28 Sep

£12 / 01600 772467

  • 16:00

Garden Talk: Perfect Lawns

Pollok Gardener Susan Boyd shares her tips for the perfect lawn. Booking is essential.

Pollok Visitor Centre, Glasgow

Sun 14 Sep

Free / 0141 276 0924

  • 13:00 – 15:00

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 6 Sep

Included in admission / 01620 850330

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Save Money and the Environment – Small Steps = Big Changes

Learn more about budgeting your household expenses. Presented in partnership with Dynamic Earth.

Craigroyston High School, Edinburgh

Wed 24 Sep

Free / 0131 477 7801

  • 09:30 – 11:30

Wed 1 Oct

Free / 0131 477 7801

  • 09:30 – 11:30

Wed 8 Oct

Free / 0131 477 7801

  • 09:30 – 11:30
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21st Century Materials with Mark Miodownik

We know what living things are and we know what non-living things are. But how much longer will this be so clear cut? Our growing understanding of matter and new materials are likely to mean that in the future, we may have to rethink; bionic people and living buildings are on the horizon. Join Mark Miodownik to gaze into…

Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

40 Years of Star Wars: Changes in Film Technology

An epic exploration of 40 years of Star Wars and the magic behind its making. Investigate the scientific development of visual effects production and the scientific possibilities offered up by the series' science fiction originations, as experts examine the science of Star Wars across a past, present and a future not too…

Muirhead Tower, Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Action on Climate Change: Now or Later?

Join Julia King and Keith Clarke to consider the options we have on mitigating and adapting to the impacts of climate change. What are the benefits of investing now against leaving things to the future, and indeed if we invest now, what should our investment priorities be? How does the science and technology engage with…

The Barber Institute Of Fine Arts, University Of Birmingham

Thu 11 Sep

Free / 0121 414 7333

Part of British Science Festival.

Albert's Band: To Infinity and Beyond

Music associated with space accompanies this intergalactic experience.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sat 25 Oct

£8.14 (Children £5.08) / 020 7589 8212

This event takes place in the Elgar Room.

All Your Base

Designed for Backend developers and those interested in DevOps and system architecture, this is the only curated database conference of its kind in the UK. Featuring expert talks from database creators, industry leaders and developers.

Saïd Business School, Oxford

Fri 17 Oct

£175–£275 / 01865 288800

  • 08:30 – 17:30
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An Fhèis Mhòr: Scotland's Festival Of Paddlesport

Celebrate the diversity of paddlesport (that's canoeing and kayaking, mostly) at this watery festival featuring the Canoe Polo tournament and Pool Slalom competitions. There's also the thrilling Tay Descent race to watch as its competitors journey down the rapids to Perth, and the National Indoor Kayak Championships…

Various venues, Perth

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

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 8 Sep

Free / 020 3075 1649

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Tue 9 Sep

Free / 020 3075 1649

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Wed 10 Sep

Free / 020 3075 1649

  • 09:00 – 17:00
…and 112 more dates until 13 Feb 2015

The Ape that Stood Up

Join Susannah Thorpe, and Julia Myatt to explore how the fascinating world of animal behaviour, especially knowledge of modern great ape walking, running and climbing, sheds light on how humans became the ape who stood up.

Poynting Physics Building, Birmingham

Mon 8 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

The Archaeology, Geology and Geography of the Ironbridge Gorge

Join experts from archaeology, geology and geography to explore the unique Ironbridge Gorge, one of the most significant areas of industrial heritage in the world. Discover how its geology and geography shaped the development of industry and find out how industrial archaeologists piece together Ironbridge's past.

University Of Birmingham

Thu 11 Sep

£6

Part of British Science Festival.

Around the World in Eighty Faiths Lecture

Peter Owen-Jones discusses the connection between religion and medicine. Booking is essential.

EICC, Edinburgh

Fri 5 Sep

Free / 0131 300 3000

  • 11:00 – 12:00
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