Before 9pm, Talks & lectures

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Steampunk Science

Delve into all things science and technology, from their historic roots to their future potential. This is an evening to examine some of today's innovative research.

University of Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 0131 650 1000

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

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

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.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 2 Oct

£26 / 08441 717620

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Sun 5 Oct

£26 (£24) / 0151 666 0000

  • 19:30

Grand Opera House, York

Wed 24 Sep

£26 / 0844 871 3024

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Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything – Capitalism Vs The Climate

In her provocative new book Klein argues that radical political change is needed in the fight against climate change. She is in conversation with columnist and writer Owen Jones.

Maxima Forum, Cheltenham

Sat 11 Oct

£10

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Westminster Central Hall, London SW1H

Mon 6 Oct

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Brewology: The Science Behind BrewDog

BrewDog head brewer Stewart Bowman discusses the science behind craft beer.

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Tue 16 Sep

£12 (£9) / 01224 642230

18+ years only Part of TechFest.

  • 19:00

Delphi: A History of the Centre of the Ancient World

Journey to the centre of the ancient world with academic, author and broadcaster Michael Scott, as he uncovers the importance of the city and sanctuary of Delphi, right up to the present day.

The Inkpot, Cheltenham

Mon 6 Oct

£8

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

An Evening with Duncan Norvelle and Paper Lace

Laughter and music from comedian Duncan Norvelle, rockers Paper Lace and supporting acts, with funds going the British Heart Foundation.

Connaught Hall, Attleborough

Sat 20 Sep

£15

  • 19:30 – 23:00

Sun 21 Sep

£15

  • 19:30 – 23:00

Glasgow Skeptics

A biweekly event where speakers expound on science, pseudoscience, politics and policy to increase public understanding and engagement of these issues.

The Admiral, Glasgow

Tue 16 Sep

Free / 0141 221 7705

Tonight, the fourth edition of PubhD.

  • 19:00 – 21:30

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 0141 221 7705

Today: 'After the Referendum: What Now?' – A panel discusses the repercussions of the Referendum, whichever way it goes. With Scottish politics expert Dr Neil McGarvey; journalist and commentator Lesley Riddoch; and Spectator blogger and libertarian Alex Massie. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 19:00 – 21:30

Japan Matters: Environmental Radiation in Fukushima

Kimiaki Saito of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency discusses the situation in Fukushima Prefecture.

Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 0141 548 4144

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Ferryhill Church, Aberdeen

Thu 9 Oct

Free

  • 18:30 – 20:00

St Andrew's and St George's Church, Edinburgh

Tue 7 Oct

Free / 0131 225 3847

  • 19:00 – 20:30
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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.

Arts Centre, Swindon

Thu 18 Sep

£12 (£10) / 01793 614837

  • 19:30

Darwen Library Theatre

Fri 31 Oct

£12 (£10) / 01254 706006

  • 19:30

Epsom Playhouse

Tue 16 Sep

£12 / 01372 742555

  • 19:30

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You’ll Have Had Your Vote Then

Oliver Escobar, an expert in participatory democracy from the University of Edinburgh, explains how – no matter the referendum result – we can all remain politically active.

Thomson's Land, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

Free

  • 19:00 – 20:30

After the Referendum: What Now?

Glasgow Skeptics presents a panel discussion to ask what happens now the votes are in. Chaired by journalist and broadcaster David Torrance with panelists Lesley Riddoch, Alex Massie, Stephen Paton and Duncan Hothersall.

The Admiral, Glasgow

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 0141 221 7705

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Air Quality For All

As part of the 21st Century Challenges discussion series, an expert panel gathers to discuss the problem of air pollution and how creative technology and new thinking can help us all breathe more easily.

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

Thu 30 Oct

£10 (Members £7) / 020 7591 3000

  • 19:00 – 20:30

American versus French Impressionism: A Debate

Prof Richard R Brettell discusses the differences between French and American modernism.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 16 Sep

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 18:00 – 19:30
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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

Wed 17 Sep

£8–£10 / 01962 863791

Followed by Q&A with director Grant Wakefield.

  • 18:00 – 21:00

Colm Toibin

One of contemporary literature’s most critically acclaimed and beloved authors talks to The Sunday Times Literary Editor Andrew Holgate about his career and writing, in particular his eighth novel Nora Webster; an evocative and heartbreaking tale set in Ireland.

The Studio, Cheltenham

Wed 8 Oct

£8

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

David McCandless: Knowledge is Beautiful

Data journalist McCandless' new book Knowledge is Beautiful is packed full of stunning infographics covering everything from national military budgets to Dr Who's journeys.

One Canada Square (Level 39), London E14

Mon 10 Nov

£20

Durham Book Festival

Book events for both children and adults at this two-week festival, with over 70 writers appearing in 2014. Highlights include Kate Tempest, Dennis Skinner MP and Stuart Maconie.

Various Venues: Durham

Mon 6 Oct

Prices vary / 0300 026 6600

  • 10:00 – 21:00

Tue 7 Oct

Prices vary / 0300 026 6600

  • 10:00 – 21:00

Wed 8 Oct

Prices vary / 0300 026 6600

  • 10:00 – 21:00
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Game Masters

Exhibition celebrating the varied history of computer gaming. Featuring over 100 playable games, rare original game artwork, 2D objects and interviews with game designers.

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

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 6 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 7 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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Ian Gow: Scotland's Lost Houses

National Trust of Scotland curator Ian Gow looks to the photographic record to talk about the grand houses lost to dry rot, mining subsidence, lack of funds, and fire.

Central Library, Edinburgh

Wed 24 Sep

Free / 0131 242 8100

  • 18:00

Lewis Pugh: Achieving the Impossible

Lewis Pugh on completing a long distance swim in all of the world's oceans and in each of the seven seas. Lewis is also signing copies of his book Achieving The Impossible.

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

Wed 22 Oct

£20 / 020 7591 3000

  • 19:00 – 21:00

A Life in Music: Jimmy Page

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page talks about his life, career and new book with Guardian music editor, Michael Hann. His autobiography – Jimmy Page – discusses his life in the world-famous band, as well as his life off-stage and is illustrated by personal photographs.

Cadogan Hall, London SW1X

Wed 15 Oct

£20 / 020 7730 4500

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 21 Sep

Free / 0131 523 1100

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 0131 523 1100

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 0131 523 1100

  • 14:00 – 16:00
…and 12 more dates until 28 Dec

Michael Palin: Travelling To Work

To celebrate his third volume of diaries being published, Palin looks back on 25 years of travelling the world and almost 50 years of popping up on radio, TV and film. Palin is best known for Monty Python with John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and the late Graham Chapman. Between movies, he also…

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 3 Oct

£29.50 / 01223 357851

Colston Hall, Bristol

Mon 22 Sep

£29.50 / 0117 922 3686

G Live, Guildford

Sat 20 Sep

£29.50 / 0844 770 1797

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