Evening events, Talks & lectures, Current affairs

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Café Histoire

Talks, in French, about various aspects of French culture, hosted by the Institut Français.

Institut Français d'Ecosse, Edinburgh

Mon 8 Dec

£8 (Members £5) / 0131 225 5366

La Restauration: Napoleon abdicates on 6 April 1814. When he lands on Elba in 4 May, Louis XVIII becomes King in Paris. After the short experience of 1791, the constitutional monarchy now seems to be the best possible regime again for the French. The period, from 1814 to 1830, seems also to be the right time to experiment with the parliamentary system.

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

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 4 Dec

Free / 0131 667 7533

Talks include ‘One Brain, Two Languages: Bringing Up a Bilingual Child' by Madeleine Beveridge and 'Dyslexia; What It Is And How It Has Affected Me' by Alex Dunedin.

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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.

How can Humanist & Muslim Londoners Live and Work with Each Other?

Alom Shaha, author of The Young Atheists Handbook discusses relations between Humanists and Muslims living in London with a panel of experts.

Conway Hall, London WC1R

Tue 25 Nov

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 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.