Morning events, Talks & lectures, History

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Fridays at Eleven

A variety of different speakers, from artists to historians, at these monthly talks.

National Mining Museum Scotland, Newtongrange

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0131 663 7519

Mining the Deep Ocean: Progress and Issues by Professor Dorrick Stow, Head of the Institute of Petroleum Engineering at Heriot Watt University

Bamse & Wojtek

Bamse was a huge St. Bernard dog, owned by Captain Hafto of the Norwegian Navy during WW2. He went to sea on the minesweeper Thorodd and achieved legendary status in Montrose. Wojtek was one of WW2’s most unusual combatants - a 500-pound cigarette-smoking, beer-drinking brown bear. Mascot of the Polish army, Wojtek took…

Bonar Hall, Dundee

Sun 26 Oct

£3 (Concessions £2) / 01382 434940

Part of Dundee Literary Festival.

Bannock Bunkum

A trip through the untold stories of the war of independence. There's even a sing-along and battle re-enactment.

Wellgate Centre, Dundee

Wed 26 Nov

Free ticketed

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Books Aloud

Some of Dundee’s most passionate readers share their favourite books with you.

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 01382 909900

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Free Learning Lunchtime Talks

A series of free lunchtime talks on current affairs and local issues. No booking required.

Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park, Bedford

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 01234 767037

Savings: Making your money work harder. Mark Hawksford and Steven Town from NFU Mutual shed some light on getting a better return on your savings.

Mon 10 Nov

Free / 01234 767037

The East/West Line: Caryl Jones talks about the future of the rail link from Oxford to Cambridge, and how it may potentially improve the Marston Vale line.

Mon 19 Jan 2015

Free / 01234 767037

The Brickworks: David Syzmanski talks about the incredible history of what was previously the biggest Brickworks in the world, in neighbouring Stewartby.

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Light Lunchtime Lectures

Monthly informal talks on a variety of subjects.

Lincoln Drill Hall

Fri 14 Nov

£5 / 01522 873894

Magna Carta – Ahead of its 800th birthday, learn about the Magna Carta from Erik Grigg.

Fri 12 Dec

£5 / 01522 873894

Freeschool Lane: A History – Learn about the history of Free School Lane, including the 13th century home of the Grey Friars. With Lesley Clarke.

Literature Talk and Film with Dr Jane Mackay: Lord Lytton's Last Days of Pompeii

Investigate the work of Lytton before checking out a film adaptation of his book.

Lincoln Drill Hall

Fri 28 Nov

Local Railways: Decline and Revival

Richard Crane discusses the history of Bedfordshire's local railway network.

Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park, Bedford

Mon 17 Nov

Free / 01234 767037

The Lost Tomb of Robert the Bruce Colloquium

Seminar presenting the research used to create the visualisation of the lost tomb of Robert the Bruce, currently on display at The Hunterian.

Glasgow University Concert Hall

Mon 10 Nov

£35 (Students £20; Members £27) / 0141 330 4092

Ticket price includes teas, coffees and light lunch.

Mackintosh Subway Tour

An architectural tour of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's works using the Glasgow Subway to shuttle between his key works including House for an Art Lover, the Lighthouse and Scotland Street School Museum.

Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow

Sun 26 Oct

£10 (£6) / 0141 287 0500

Part of Creative Mackintosh Festival.

Metal Detecting Finds from the Vale

Nick Webb discusses his collection of coins and other ancient pieces found in the Marston Vale.

Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park, Bedford

Mon 24 Nov

Free / 01234 767037

Picture the Past

Take a tour to the past.

Surrey History Centre, Woking

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 01483 5178737

Part of Family Arts Festival.

Wed 29 Oct

Free / 01483 5178737

Part of Family Arts Festival.

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 01483 5178737

Part of Family Arts Festival.

…and 2 more dates until 1 Nov

Storytelling Tours & Workshops

Storytelling tours of the museum exhibitions (The Land, the Sea, the People and Our War: East Lothian 1914–18) led by storyteller Tim Porteus and followed by storytelling workshops. Tours 10.30–11.15am, workshops 11.30–12.30pm.

John Gray Centre Museum, Haddington

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 01620 820690

Part of Luminate.

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01620 820690

Part of Luminate.

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 01620 820690

Part of Luminate.

…and 2 more dates until 22 Nov

Twenty Years of Democracy: Art and Activism in South Africa

One day symposium co-hosted by Africa in Motion and the University of Glasgow focusing on South Africa's first democratic election in 1994 and the role of art, music, film, literature and theatre in the anti-apartheid struggle. Keynote speech from Albie Sachs.

CCA, Glasgow

Wed 3 Dec

£15 (£10) / 0141 352 4900