Before 5pm, Talks & lectures

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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.

Princess Theatre, Torquay

Sat 27 Sep

£26 / 0870 847 2315

Light Lunchtime Lectures

Monthly informal talks on a variety of subjects.

Lincoln Drill Hall

Fri 17 Oct

£5 / 01522 873894

Architectural Conservation – Crick-Smith research fellow Paul Croft speaks on architectural restoration and conservation, including his specialty of decorative finishes in historic buildings and the camouflage used on WWI tanks.

  • 12:00

Fri 14 Nov

£5 / 01522 873894

Magna Carta – Ahead of its 800th birthday, learn about the Magna Carta from Erik Grigg.

  • 12:00

Fri 12 Dec

£5 / 01522 873894

Freeschool Lane: A History – Learn about the history of Free School Lane, including the 13th century home of the Grey Friars. With Lesley Clarke.

  • 12:00

WorkingAbroad

Learn more about the process of working abroad, from moving overseas to obtaining the necessary visas.

Europa Hotel, Belfast

Sun 28 Sep

£5 online; £10 on the door / 02890 271066

Literature Talk and Film with Dr Jane Mackay: Henry Miller's The Colossus of Maroussi

Discuss the works of 'scandalous' writer Henry Miller and watch the biopic Henry and June starring Uma Thurman and Richard E Grant.

Lincoln Drill Hall

Fri 26 Sep

£6.50 for the talk only (talk and film £10) / 01522 873894

  • 12:00

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
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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 28 Sep

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

  • 15:00 – 17:00

Sun 5 Oct

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

  • 15:00 – 17:00

Sun 12 Oct

£3 suggested donation / 0131 661 2780

  • 15:00 – 17:00
…and 10 more dates until 21 Dec

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

Mon 22 Sep

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

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Tue 23 Sep

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

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Wed 24 Sep

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

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30
…and 218 more dates until 1 May 2015

Paul Merton: Only When I Laugh

Known for his intelligent and surreal humour, Paul Merton's appearances on Have I Got News For You have seen him become an artfully rebellious fixture for over 25 years. This is an evening of laughter as he takes us on an evocative journey from his working-class Fulham childhood to the present day.

Waterstones, Leadenhall Market, London EC3V

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 020 7220 7882

Book signing only.

  • 12:30 – 13:30

Alcázar, Alhambra and the Legacy of the Moors

The Islamic presence in the Iberian Peninsula lasted nearly 800 years, leaving an indelible architectural stamp and a rich body of learning in science, art and philosophy, later transmitted to the rest of Europe. Art historian Lara Eggleton and travel writer Jason Webster (Blood Med; Andalus) reveal the cultural legacy of…

The Inkpot, Cheltenham

Fri 3 Oct

£8

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Burning the Circle – Bronze Age Festival

An examination and celebration of Bronze Age Arran with boat building, fire-lighting, demonstrations, craftwork and historical talks.

Brodick Castle & Country Park, Isle Of Arran

Sat 27 Sep

Main event free with Brodick Country Park entry / 0844 493 2152

  • 11:00 – 23:00

Sun 28 Sep

Main event free with Brodick Country Park entry / 0844 493 2152

  • 11:00 – 16:00
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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

The Sci-Fun Roadshow

Have fun with more than fifty hands-on science activities.

Dalkeith Library

Wed 15 Oct

Free / 0131 663 2083

Part of Midlothian Science Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

101 Legendary Whiskies

Back by popular demand, whisky expert Ian Buxton takes us on a tastebud-tingling tour of some of the world’s finest and rarest whiskies, revealing entertaining and unusual stories behind their creation along the way.

Spiegeltent, Cheltenham

Thu 9 Oct

£20

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography

Anne Lyden, International Photography Curator, talks about how photography and Queen Victoria influenced each other.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Oct

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 12:45 – 13:30

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 Sep

Free / 020 3075 1649

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Tue 23 Sep

Free / 020 3075 1649

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Wed 24 Sep

Free / 020 3075 1649

  • 09:00 – 17:00
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Bill Granger’s Italian Lunch

Join ‘Australia’s Jamie Oliver’ for a mouthwatering lunch in the beautiful Spiegeltent to celebrate the popular TV chef’s latest cookbook, Bill’s Italian Food. Italian food is given an inspiring makeover to tantalise the tastebuds as well as fit around our busy lives.

Spiegeltent, Cheltenham

Sat 11 Oct

£25

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Blackwell's Historic Oxford Walking Tour

Learn all about Oxford's history from Saxon times. Featuring the story of Saint Frideswide and her avoidance of King Algar. Also includes a visit to the 11th century castle.

Blackwell's, Oxford

Fri 26 Sep

£8 (£7) / 01865 333623

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Fri 3 Oct

£8 (£7) / 01865 333623

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Fri 10 Oct

£8 (£7) / 01865 333623

  • 14:00 – 15:30
…and 2 more dates until 24 Oct

Blackwell's Literary Walking Tour

On this walking tour, discover the university and the city where authors such as Graham Greene, Dorothy L Sayers and TS Eliot lived and learned.

Blackwell's, Oxford

Tue 23 Sep

£8 (£7) / 01865 333623

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Thu 25 Sep

£8 (£7) / 01865 333623

  • 11:00 – 12:30

Tue 30 Sep

£8 (£7) / 01865 333623

  • 14:00 – 15:30
…and 7 more dates until 23 Oct

Emma Freud meets Robert Peston

In this very personal conversation, the fearless BBC Economics Editor shares his views on the state of the media, cancer treatment in Britain, how grief is so poorly understood today, why football matters, whether the economy is fixed, and more.

Maxima Forum, Cheltenham

Sat 4 Oct

£10

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

An Evening with Gervase Phinn

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

The Lowry, Salford

Sun 30 Nov

Quays Theatre

£18 / 08432 086000

  • 14:00
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Generation by Night

Early evening talks, demonstrations, hands-on art-making sessions, live music and other creative responses to the Generation art programme.

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00
…and 3 more dates until 30 Oct

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

Graham Fagen discusses his charmingly titled 1998 installation Peek-a-Jobby, and there's a DJ set from A La Fu Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

An artist's talk from Ross Sinclair and a site-specific DJ set from Loops Haunt. Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 11 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

Julie Roberts talks about how institutional constraints on the female body affect her work. Part of Generation.

  • 15:00 – 17:00

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

Ciara Phillips, Claire Barclay and Kate Davis discuss their work. Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Literature Talk and Film with Dr Jane Mackay: Louisa May Alcott's Little Women

Discuss Alcott's beloved novel before hunkering down for the 1949 film version starring Elizabeth Taylor.

Lincoln Drill Hall

Fri 24 Oct

£6.50 for the talk only (talk and film £10) / 01522 873894

  • 12:00

Living with Diabetes Day

A national series of free educational events to provide expert advice and information for people recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Healthcare professionals provide information on local healthcare service and advise on avoiding health complications associated with diabetes. Experts also give workshops on the…

Hilton Glasgow

Mon 6 Oct

Free / 0141 204 5555

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

Me & T Monthly

A supportive space for people who have friends, family or partners who are transgender or exploring their gender.

LGBT Centre for Health & Wellbeing, Edinburgh

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 0131 523 1100

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 0131 523 1100

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 12 Oct

Free / 0131 523 1100

  • 14:00 – 16:00
…and 11 more dates until 28 Dec

Meet the Experts

Meet scientists and have a go at some family-friendly activities at this series of talks around the city.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 0300 123 6789

Kids can have a go at making objects levitate and try the Turing test whilst adults can join philosopher of science Michela Massimi and museum curator Peter Davidson in asking the big questions about the universe.

  • 13:00 – 16:30

Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 0131 550 7800

Meet deep sea robots and deep ocean researchers and learn about the cameras that can take pictures of things moving as fast as light.

  • 13:00 – 17:00

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 0131 248 2909

Discover how a family of tropical trees is linked to gym shoes, dentistry and international communications in 'Taxonomy, Teeth and the Titanic', meet the good, the bad and the frankly bizarre fungi in 'Hidden Kingdom' and take part in a drawing workshop.

  • 13:00 – 17:00
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