Morning events, Talks & lectures, History

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Beyond a Joke? Comedy, Culture and the Public

Big Difference Productions Lecture and discussion series by prominent academics exploring comedy's response to contemporary cultural issues. Supported by the Centre for Comedy Studies Research, Brunel University. Confirmed speakers include John Roberts (Laughing about Free Speech: How Humour Helps Free Speech Thrive in…

Just the Tonic at the Community Project, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

The Old Foundry Room

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

The Old Foundry Room

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

The Old Foundry Room

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 17 Aug

Confession and Death by Torture Experience

Auld Reekie Tours Ltd Hosted in our Medieval Torture Exhibition with some instruments from Nuremberg and Bamburg Castles in Germany from the late 1500s and early 1600s. We will graphically explain how these instruments were applied to the helpless victims in order to extract confessions and usually a slow agonising…

Auld Reekie Tours Meeting Point, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Auld Reekie's Haunted Underground

£6 (£5) / 0131 557 4700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Auld Reekie's Haunted Underground

£6 (£5) / 0131 557 4700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Auld Reekie's Haunted Underground

£6 (£5) / 0131 557 4700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Doors Open Day: Broughty Castle Museum Magazine

A unique opportunity to view the castle's magazine and find out more about its interesting history.

Broughty Castle Museum, Dundee

Sat 13 Sep

Free / 01382 436916

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Doors Open Day: Camperdown House

A chance to view the magnificent ground floor interiors of Camperdown House, set in its beautiful parkland surroundings.

Camperdown House, Dundee

Sat 13 Sep

Free / 01382 432689

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Doors Open Day: The Old Steeple

A chance to see an amazing collection of medieval gravestones or climb the steeple. Ages 5+. Not suitable for people with restricted mobility. Booking is essential.

The Old Steeple Church, Dundee

Sat 13 Sep

Free / 01382 307200

  • 10:00 – 15:00
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Doors Open Day Tours of McManus Collections Unit

A guided tour of the McManus Collections Unit, which houses the city's historical, archaeological and natural history collections. Booking is essential.

McManus Collections Unit, Dundee

Sat 13 Sep

Free / 01382 307200

  • 11:00 – 15:00

First World War Day

Drop in and get up close and personal with a rare survivor from the First World War; a 'J' type Thornycroft lorry. Thornycroft had manufactured about 5000 'J' types by the end of the war and this surviving example from Hampshire County Council Arts and Museums Service was delivered to the War Office on 28 March 1916.

Winchester Discovery Centre

Thu 14 Aug

Free / 01962 873603

  • 10:00 – 16:00

The Friends of the Lincoln Tank: Great War Centenary Symposium

Two talks on the Great War: Dr Tony Pollard with ‘The Great War on the Western Front: An Archaeological Perspective’ and Richard Van Emden ‘Boy Soldiers of the Great War: The Story of how 250,000 Boys Ended up in the British Army in the Great War’.

Lincoln Drill Hall

Sat 20 Sep

£12.50 / 01522 873894

  • 10:00 – 16:00

The Great War Revealed: The WWI Aviation Collections of National Museums Scotland

In 2016, the National Museum of Flight open a hangar that focuses on military aviation. Assistant Curator of Aviation Ian Brown talks about the collection and plans for its display.

Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

£8 / 0131 228 1155

Jock Tamson Abroad: The Making of the Scottish Diaspora

David Forsyth examines the material culture of Scots who have dispersed around the globe.

Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Mon 25 Aug

£8 / 0131 228 1155

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

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Light Lunchtime Lectures

Monthly informal talks on a variety of subjects.

Lincoln Drill Hall

Fri 17 Oct

£5 / 01522 873894

Architectural Conservation – Crick-Smith research fellow Paul Croft speaks on architectural restoration and conservation, including his specialty of decorative finishes in historic buildings and the camouflage used on WWI tanks.

  • 12:00

Fri 14 Nov

£5 / 01522 873894

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

  • 12:00

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.

  • 12:00

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

£6.50 / 01522 873894

  • 12:00

Quartet for the End of Time

A discussion about the classical piece.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Railways of Exmoor Weekend

A weekend of rail exploration, including rides on the West Somerset Steam Railway, the Victorian Cliff Railway and f the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway, plus talks and a scenic tour through Exmoor.

Yarn Market Hotel, Minehead

Thu 2 Oct

£225 for two nights; £300 for three nights (includes accomodation and breakfast) / 06143 821425

  • 09:00 – 23:00

Fri 3 Oct

£225 for two nights; £300 for three nights (includes accomodation and breakfast) / 06143 821425

  • 09:00 – 23:00

Sat 4 Oct

£225 for two nights; £300 for three nights (includes accomodation and breakfast) / 06143 821425

  • 09:00 – 23:00

Student Curator's Talk

A series of lunchtime talks elaborate on various themes and objects in the MLitt Museum Studies students' exhibition 'Victorian Time: The Spirit of the Age'.

King's Museum, Aberdeen

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 01224 274330

  • 12:00 – 12:30

A Talk in the Armoury

Check out the castle's fascinating collection of historic weapons.

Broughty Castle Museum, Dundee

Wed 20 Aug

Free / 01382 436916

  • 11:00 – 12:00

What Is a Battalion?

Learn how to tell your battalions from your bridges and your companies from your corps at this illustrated talk centring on WWI.

Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Wed 27 Aug

£8 / 0131 228 1155