Evening events, Talks & lectures, Current affairs

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50th Anniversary Debate

A debate about Welfare Reform with the Rt Hon. Frank Field MP and Nick Timmins (senior fellow, The King's Fund).

St Mary-Le-Bow Church, London EC2V

Mon 27 Oct

Free but ticketed / 020 7248 5139

Edinburgh Ragged University Talks

Talks on a variety of themes organised by the Ragged University, promoting the message that learning is much more palatable when served up with a nice cold pint. There will be food provided and everyone is invited to bring an item of food to put on the table to share. All welcome.

Counting House, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 0131 667 7533

Talks include ‘3D Printing: no-hype, promise, just extraordinary art and design!’ by Ann Marie Shillito and 'Cerebral Diabetes and the Reversal of the Flynn Effect' by Mike McInnes.

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

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 0141 221 7705

'Lies, Cover-Ups Theft and Death: Just Another Day in the Office. The Psychology of Corporate Corruption'.

West End, Glasgow

Mon 10 Nov


Nate Felps: Leaving Hate Behind. The son of the late Fred Phelps talks about the Westboro Baptist Church, the childhood he spent growing up in it, and how he came to leave his family behind on his 18th birthday. Venue to be confirmed.

An Audience with Peter Hain

A talk by Peter Hain, MP and author.

Theatre At The Mill, Newtownabbey

Wed 19 Nov

£11–£15 (£9–£13) / 028 9034 0202

Coaching Against The Railway

Local historican David Brown discusses rail travel and the decline of stagecoach.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Mon 27 Oct

£5 (£4) / 01786 471917

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Community Discussion: The Future of LGBT Equality in Scotland

Now that the Referendum is out of the way, and with the general election coming up, this is a panel discussion to explore what LGBT people and their allies hope for the future. Booking is essential.

Eric Liddell Centre, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 0131 447 4520

Daniel Gray

Join Daniel Gray as he takes you on a photographic journey he made with Alan McCredie. This is every day Scotland, captured at its most crucial point for 300 years.

Cumbernauld Library

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 01236 618087

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Discovering People: Camila Batmanghelidjh CBE

Camila Batmanghelidjh discusses life and society's treatment of young people facing challenging circumstances.

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

Wed 3 Dec

£10 (RGS-IBG members £7) / 020 7591 3000

Energy Choices : Subsidies, Security and Sustainability

How will Scotland meet its energy targets in the decades to come? What will be the balance between wind power and nuclear power and what part will fracking play? Paul Younger, Professor of Energy Engineering at Glasgow University, discusses these issues.

Milngavie Library

Wed 26 Nov

Free ticketed / 0141 956 2776

Part of Book Week Scotland.

A Feminist Chorus in Conversation

Join Dr Sarah Neely and artist Lucy Reynolds in discussion around A Feminist Chorus to coincide with the publication launch, which includes collected scores for the chorus and a commissioned essay by Dr Sarah Neely.

Glasgow Women's Library

Tue 25 Nov

Free ticketed / 0141 550 2267

Part of Book Week Scotland.

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The Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow Lectures

Come listen to ideas fly around at these lectures intended to advance knowledge of arts and sciences.

John Anderson Building, Glasgow

Wed 29 Oct

Free donation welcome / 0141 548 3444

Sir Muir Gray, Director of the NHS National Knowledge Service on evidence based medicine. Talk followed by Q&A and drinks.

Wed 26 Nov

Free donations welcome / 0141 548 3444

V&A Dundee on the new V&A Dundee.

Wed 10 Dec

Free donations welcome / 0141 548 3444

Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology on Excavations at the Ness of Brodgar.

London School Of Economics, WC2A

Wed 10 Dec

Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Free / 020 7955 6043

Stewart Murdoch: Developing Leisure and Culture Provision

Stewart Murdoch discusses the current challenges that Dundee is facing in managing and developing leisure and culture provision.

Roseangle Gallery, Dundee

Thu 15 Jan 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 434607

Who Rules the World?

A public meeting organised by Uniting for Peace.

House of Lords, London SW1A

Tue 25 Nov

Free / 020 7790 1999

Please arrive 20 minutes early at St Stephens entrance for security clearance.

Wildlife Crime

A lecture on wildlife crime from Alan Stewart.

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Wed 22 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 01738 632488