Before 9pm, Talks & lectures

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Illustrated Menagerie

Student illustrations of the animal kingdom.

University Of Portsmouth

Mon 2 Feb

Free / 023 9284 8484

Tue 3 Feb

Free / 023 9284 8484

Wed 4 Feb

Free / 023 9284 8484

…and 17 more dates until 27 Feb

2015 Heriot-Watt Chaplaincy Annual Public Lecture

Professor Alister McGrath gives a talk on 'God, Science and Faith: Richard Dawkins versus CS Lewis on the Meaning of Life'; given that Prof McGrath is the author of The Dawkins Delusion, no prizes for guessing whose side he's going to come down on. Booking is essential.

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Mon 9 Feb

Free / 0131 449 5111

Attendees must arrive before 6.15pm.

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 26 Jan

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Tue 27 Jan

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Wed 28 Jan

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

…and 82 more dates until 20 Apr

Winter Astronomy Evenings

Find out about the history of the Royal Observatory Edinburgh and discover more about the night sky. Booking is essential.

Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

Fri 30 Jan

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

Fri 6 Feb

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

Fri 13 Feb

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

…and 10 more dates until 24 Apr

Australian and New Zealand University Open Day

Want to head Down Under to do your learning? Now's the chance to learn a bit more about what it'd be like and the requirements to get yourself there. Register to attend using the website. Booking is essential.

Birmingham Council House

Fri 13 Mar

Free / 020 7353 7200

Chelsea Old Town Hall, London SW3

Sat 14 Mar

Free / 020 7353 7200

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Bright Club: Glasgow

Bright Club features its usual intoxicating blend of comedy and academia as lecturers from the city's universities turn their studies into entertaining stories.

The Stand, Glasgow

Wed 25 Feb

£5 / 0844 335 8879

French Conversation with Yakety Yak Language Cafe

Improve your French conversation in a small group with an experienced tutor.

28 York Place, Edinburgh

Mon 26 Jan

£8 / 07826 555134

Mon 2 Feb

£8 / 07826 555134

Mon 9 Feb

£8 / 07826 555134

…and 24 more dates until 27 Jul

Henderson's Vegetarian Restaurant, Edinburgh

Wed 28 Jan

£8 / 07826 555134

Wed 4 Feb

£8 / 07826 555134

Wed 11 Feb

£8 / 07826 555134

…and 24 more dates until 29 Jul

The Royal Dick Bar & Bistro, Edinburgh

Wed 28 Jan

£8 / 07826 555134

Wed 4 Feb

£8 / 07826 555134

Wed 11 Feb

£8 / 07826 555134

…and 19 more dates until 24 Jun

Gordon Buchanan: Lost Adventures

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

Gala, Durham

Mon 2 Mar

£17.50 (£13.50; £13) / 0191 332 4041

The Place, Oakengates Theatre, Telford

Tue 3 Mar

£17.50 (£13.50) / 01952 382382

Pleasance Theatre, London N7

Tue 17 Mar

£10 / 020 7609 1800

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MCofS Winter Lecture Series

Get some expert outdoors advice on traversing the Scottish terrain in winter. The lecture covers navigation, avalanche awareness, route choice, equipment and weather.

Mountain Café, Aviemore

Wed 11 Feb

Free / 01479 812473

Presented by Mountaineering Instructor Di Gilbert.

Wed 18 Feb

Free / 01479 812473

Presented by Heavy Whalley

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 26 Jan

Free / 020 3075 1649

Tue 27 Jan

Free / 020 3075 1649

Wed 28 Jan

Free / 020 3075 1649

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An Evening with Julian Lloyd Webber

Julian Lloyd Webber talks about his distinguished musical career, with musical support from Jiaxin Lloyd Webber (cello) and Pam Chowhan (piano).

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sun 24 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01727 844488

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Tue 5 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01284 758000

The Beehive, Honiton

Sat 9 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01404 384 050

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Experiments and Explorations: Thomas Hicks

A programme of films from Thomas Hicks, along with a selection of international animation which has inspired him.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 31 Jan

£8 (film pass £25) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Manipulate.

Get Ready, Get Fit

Two physical education specialists provide tips on the best approach to get fit for life. Learn how to start, what the best forms of exercise are and how to sustain it. A couple of exercises might even get tried out.

Drury Street, Glasgow

Sat 31 Jan

Free Bring one of the following: chocolate, sweets or snacks / 0141 204 2929

The Scotch Whisky Training School

An intensive one-day course in the tasting, blending, serving and history of scotch whisky, with a 'Certificate of Expertise' at the end.

Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh

Tue 31 Mar

£195 Includes lunch and refreshments / 0131 220 0441

Thu 16 Apr

£195 Includes lunch and refreshments / 0131 220 0441

Thu 14 May

£195 Includes lunch and refreshments / 0131 220 0441

…and 7 more dates until 8 Dec

1715 and The Northumbrian Jacobites

Exhibitions and talks tracing the stories of local families who supported the Jacobite cause in 1745.

Berwick Town Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sat 10 Oct

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 11 Oct

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

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18th Century Drawing Collections and Charles Rogers FRS FSA (1711 to 1784)

Michael Liversidge, Emeritus Dean at the Faculty of Arts of Bristol University, explores the legacy of Charles Rogers, a major collector and contributor to the Cottonian Collection at the Museum.

Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth

Wed 18 Mar

£6.60 (£4.50) / 01752 585050

A Look at Contemporary South African Photography

Anne Lyden talks about contemporary South African photography.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 17 Feb

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

Abertay Historical Society Talk: Natasha Ferguson

Settle in for an evening lecture on the archaeological footprint of the volunteer movement between 1793 and 1815, presented by Natasha Ferguson.

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Wed 13 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 223181

Access Film Club

Monthly film club held in collaboration with Scottish Autism. Featuring screenings and discussions in a welcoming and accessible environment. Ages 15+.

Glasgow Film Theatre

Tue 10 Feb

£5 / 0141 332 6535

Access to Ancestry

Trace your family history using local archives. Booking is essential.

Peterborough Central Library

Wed 11 Feb

£3 / 01733 864280

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Alastair Campbell: Time to Talk

Journalist, author and former Director of Communications and Strategy for Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell, talks about winning, drawing on the experiences of all kinds of successful people, from athletes to rulers.

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Mon 16 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

American Civil War

A talk exploring the evolution of the American Civil War's contested memory and legacy, led by Dr David Silkenat.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Wed 4 Feb

Free / 0131 623 3734

Animated Nightmares: Films & Talk with Robert Morgan

Robert Morgan presents and talks about a programme of his films, together with a selection of international animation which has inspired and excited him.

Norwich Puppet Theatre

Tue 3 Feb

£8 / 01603 629921

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 6 Feb

£8 / 0131 228 1404

Are We Really Safe?

Talk by Prof Chris Kemp, Head of the International Centre for Crowd Management and Security Studies.

Edinburgh Napier University

Wed 27 May

Lindsay Stewart Lecture Theatre

Free

Art & Oil: Critical Citizenship, Activism and Art

A public conversation about how artists and institutions relate to the subject of oil.

Nottingham Contemporary

Wed 11 Feb

Free / 0115 948 9750

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