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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

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

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Mon 6 Oct

£26 / 01604 624 811

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Gordon Buchanan: Lost Adventures

Gordon's tales of his adventures, expedition and wildlife experiences.

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Mon 20 Oct

The Beacon Theatre

£14.50 / 01475 723723

Caird Hall, Dundee

Fri 24 Oct

£14.50 / 01382 434940

Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles

Fri 10 Oct

£12.50–£14.50 (Children £5) / 01721 725777

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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

Thu 2 Oct

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

Meet outside.

Fri 3 Oct

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

Meet outside.

Sat 4 Oct

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

Meet outside.

…and 208 more dates until 1 May 2015

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

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A Life in Music: Gary Kemp

The Guardian's Alexis Petredis talks to Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp about his ten-year career with the band, followed by a screening of their documentary Soulboys of the Western World.

The Hippodrome Casino, London WC2H

Thu 2 Oct

£20 / 0844 248 5144

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

Fancy a Date?

No, not that kind of date, silly. A look at how archaeologists work out how old items are.

Loanhead Library

Tue 14 Oct

Free / 0131 440 0824

Present Tense: Syria

Anthony Loyd, The Times war correspondent who was recently injured reporting from Syria, evaluates the Syrian crisis with Diana Darke, author of My House in Damascus, and questions what might happen next.

The Studio, Cheltenham

Sat 4 Oct

£8

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Resources, Climate and Conflict

A discussion on world-wide issues, featuring Humza Yousaf MSP and a video link appearance from Walden Bello. The event also features workshops and stalls.

Appleton Tower, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Oct

Free

Part of Edinburgh World Justice Festival.

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Beverley Minster

Sat 11 Oct

£10.50 / 01482 868540

Part of Beverley Literature Festival.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Wed 10 Dec

Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Free / 020 7955 6043

Times Eyewitness: The News in Pictures

Award-winning The Times photographer Jack Hill has travelled the world covering the biggest stories of our age. He reflects on his nomadic life and shares some of the pictures that are most important to him.

The Studio, Cheltenham

Fri 3 Oct

£8

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

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.

Darwen Library Theatre

Fri 31 Oct

£12 (£10) / 01254 706006

Hazlitt Arts Centre, Maidstone

Thu 20 Nov

£16 (Children £15; £15; £15; £15) / 01622 758611

Lowther Pavillion, Lytham St. Annes

Sun 12 Oct

£12.50 / 01253 658666

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Write Shoot Cut

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

Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Mon 13 Oct

£6 (£5) / 0131 228 2688

Mon 10 Nov

£6 (£5) / 0131 228 2688

Mon 8 Dec

£6 (£5) / 0131 228 2688

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.

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Adding Gender Equality to Your Shopping Bag

A discussion on what more could be done for gender equality in the world of Fair Trade.

One World Shop, Edinburgh

Thu 2 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 229 4541

Part of Edinburgh World Justice Festival.

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

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

Bernadette Russell: 366 Days of Kindness

Bernadette Russell's one-woman storytelling/stand-up show, which recounts her mission to be kind to a stranger every day for an entire year (plus one day).

The Basement, Brighton

Thu 23 Oct

£5 / 01273 699733

All proceeds go to mental health charity MIND. Part of SICK! Festival.

Cafe Science Dundee

A meeting to explore and debate the latest scientific issues over a coffee or a glass of wine.

Avery & Co, Dundee

Mon 24 Nov

Free / 01382 201533

The New Age of Renewable Energy with Dr David Rodley

Café Science Extra – Cystic Fibrosis: The Lung Ranger Project with the iGEM Team

A look at cystic fibrosis and a project aimed at producing a device to increase the speed with which infection can be diagnosed.

Dundee Science Centre

Wed 8 Oct

Free / 01382 228800

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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

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

Sun 7 Dec

£15 / 020 7591 3000

Devolving Transport: Can Further Powers Deliver Better Transport in Scotland?

Public debate on whether or not devolution will lead to better transport in Scotland.

Glasgow Caledonian University

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 07956 394121

#FundBio14 – Funding Fundamentals for Life Science Entrepreneurs

FundBio14 offers Life Sciences Companies at all stages of growth an opportunity to learn about some of the funding opportunities available. Speakers include Dr Siegfried Bialojan, Executive Director, Head of Ernst and Young’s Life Science Center in Mannheim; Dr Glenn Crocker, CEO of BioCity Group; and Sinclair Dunlop…

BioCity Scotland, Newhouse

Thu 2 Oct

Free (ticketed) / 01698 539607

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 2 Oct

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

Thu 16 Oct

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

…and 2 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.

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.

Thu 11 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

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

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

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

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.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 3 Nov

Victorian Bar

Free / 0141 552 3748

… and breathe! – the asthma challenge by Clive Page.

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