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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

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.

Westminster Central Hall, London SW1H

Mon 6 Oct

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 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.

Ferryhill Church, Aberdeen

Thu 9 Oct


  • 18:30 – 20:00

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

Tue 7 Oct

Free / 0131 225 3847

  • 19:00 – 20:30

Would You Eat a GM Chicken?

Maybe not a whole one. Professor Helen Sang discusses the recent development of a range of technologies for genetic modification of animals.

The Admiral, Glasgow

Mon 13 Oct

Free / 0141 221 7705

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 19:30
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Alexei Kudrin: New Realities and Challenges for Emerging Markets After (and in) Crisis – The Case of Russia

Special talk presented by Professor Alexei Kudrin, former Russian Minister of Finance (2000–2011), former Deputy Prime Minister (2000–2004, 2007–2011), Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences of the St Petersburg State University, honorary professor of the Department of Economics of St Petersburg State University…

University of Edinburgh

Wed 1 Oct


Altruism as a Factor of Economic Development

Speaker Harry Costin discusses how how altruistic action could be the alternative to the economic woes of our time.

New Acropolis, London N1

Fri 17 Oct

Free / 020 7359 0059

  • 19:30 – 21:00

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

  • 19:45 – 22:00

The Brighton 'Grand Hotel' Bombing: Work in Progress Performance

A work in progress reading of a new play by Brighton-based Wildspark Theatre company, framed by a two-part symposium discussing the history, memory and legacy of the Troubles.

Sallis Benney Theatre, University Of Brighton

Wed 15 Oct

£5 (whole symposium & performance £20–£50; Symposium Part 1 or 2 & Performance £15–£30) / 01273 643010

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Choosing the Future: How Scotland's Citizens Voted

John Curtice, a Professor of Government at Strathclyde University and one of Scotland’s leading analysts of voting intentions, reflect on the results from Thursday's referendum.

University of Glasgow

Tue 23 Sep

Free / 0141 330 2001

  • 18:00 – 19:30
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Guardian Newsroom: Scotland Decides

A review of the result of the Scottish independence referendum with columnists Polly Toynbee and Deborah Orr and economics correspondent Phillip Inman.

The Guardian, London N1

Fri 19 Sep


The Guardian Readers' Editor Event

Chris Elliott – editor of The Guardian – talks about his 40 years in journalism and 19 years working for the Guardian News & Media. Elliott and his colleagues discuss the role of Guardian editor and take questions from the audience.

The Guardian News And Media Gallery, London N1

Thu 16 Oct

£10 / 020 3353 2000

Holyoake Lecture: How I Lost My Religion and Kept My Evangelical Spirit

Julie Hesmondhalgh, AKA Corrie's Hayley Cropper, is this year's honorary guest lecturer. She is speaking on her career, her life, leaving religion and her identity as a humanist.

St Thomas Conference Centre, Manchester

Thu 16 Oct

£8 (£5) / 020 7324 3060

  • 18:30 – 20:30

John Lanchester: How to Speak Money

Lanchester, author of Whoops! and Capital, decodes the jargon of economics in his new book How to Speak Money in a witty and entertaining way. In conversation with The Guardian's economics editor, Larry Elliott.

The Guardian News And Media Gallery, London N1

Wed 24 Sep

£15 / 020 3353 2000

Langside Talks

A series of talks at Langside Library covering a variety of topics.

Langside Library, Glasgow

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 0141 276 0777

Biographer Roy Laycock discusses his research concerning the life of Arthur Roberts, a black WW1 soldier whose box of memorabilia was found in an attic in Mount Vernon

  • 18:00 – 19:00
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Onions and the Dark Net

Adrian Smales and Bruce Ramsay (from Edinburgh Napier University) discuss the state's interest in our digital lives.

Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 0131 247 4704

  • 20:30 – 21:30

Reinstate or Reinvent: A Debate on the Future of the GSA Mackintosh Library

A debate on the future of the recently destroyed library at Charles Rennie Mackintosh's architectural masterpiece, Glasgow School of Art. With speakers Michael Davis (historian and architectural conservationist) and David Mullane (lifelong Mackintosh enthusiast). Chaired by BBC broadcaster John Beattie and followed by a…

The Mackintosh Church, Glasgow

Thu 25 Sep

£6 (Students £4) / 0141 946 6600

  • 18:30 – 20:30

Schizophrenia and Society

Schizophrenia affects one in 100 people, and this panel discussion is about how we could get better at tackling the social conditions that contribute to it.

The Basement, Brighton

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 01273 699733

Part of SICK! Festival.

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

  • 19:00

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.

  • 18:00 – 20:30

Why Not Abolish Arts Subsidies and Move On?

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas present a talk on public spending for the arts. David Stevenson of Queen Margaret University examines the state spending on high-status cultural activities and questions if not participating in these activities equates to not participating in culture.

Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 0871 902 5723

Part of Explorathon.

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


  • 19:00 – 20:30