Afternoon events, Talks & lectures, History

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King's Museum Lunchtime Talks

A series of regular talks on historical topics.

King's Museum, Aberdeen

Mon 21 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 274330

  • 13:00

Tue 22 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 274330

  • 13:00

Thu 24 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 274330

  • 13:00

The Road to 11 November

Discussion chaired by Professor Donald Bloxham on the 1918 ceasefire.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The Culture of Violence in the Twentieth Century

Was the First World War the start or just a mirror of violent culture of the time?

The Hub, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The First World War and Australia’s Rise to Nationhood

The story of Australia from just before the First World War.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Culture and Conflict

A look at how war influenced culture with Robyn Marsack, Director of the Scottish Poetry Library and theatre academic Octavian Saiu.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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First World War: Re-thinking the Centenary

Discussion looking at the First World War for what it was. chaired by Professor Donald Bloxham, University of Edinburgh.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

From Red Clydeside to Radical Scotland

A look at anti-war activity in Scotland.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Gallipoli: The End of the Myth

A look at what is considered one of the greatest Ottoman victories during the First World War.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Man at Arms Guided Tour

The Man at Arms tells bloodthirsty tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons to show off.

Dirleton Castle, North Berwick

Sat 26 Apr

Included in admission / 01620 850330

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Sat 10 May

Included in admission / 01620 850330

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Objecting to War

Chaired by Sir Adam Roberts, Professor Martin Ceadel looks at those who opposed the war.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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Owen Wingrave: Ghosts of Tradition

A look at both the enemy and Allied soldier.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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.

The Peace to End Peace

What lessons were learnt at the end of the First World War?

The Hub, Edinburgh

Wed 27 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The War Requiem

Find out more about Britten's War Requiem.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The War that Ended Peace

Professor Margaret MacMillan discusses the effects that entering into the First World War had on the European continent's stance in the world.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front

Discussion on the battles on the Italian North East Front.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

War, Atrocities and the Truth

A look at the aftermath of what war brings.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Highlights Tours at Glasgow Museums

Get a closer look at some of the best specimens Glasgow Museums has in its collections. Booking is essential.

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0141 276 9300

Today: Highlights of the Model Ship Collection.

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0141 276 9300

Today: Highlights of the Transport and Technology Collection.

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Imperial Gothic: William Butterfield and the Development of Colonial Ecclesiology

A discussion of William Butterfield's contribution to the development of Anglican church architecture in the late 19th century, while sitting in one of the churches he designed. With Alex Bremner.

St Cross Church, Manchester

Sat 10 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 223 0766

  • 14:00 – 16:30
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Middlesbrough in the Post-war Period

Learn more about how the area fared in the post-war era, from manufacturing to education to the NHS. Booking is essential.

mima – Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Sat 10 May

Free (ticketed) / 01642 726720

One for the Road!

Taking a tour of London and learn about the highs and lows of drinking – from alcohol-fuelled hijinks to the consequences of addition. Run in conjunction with the This Bewitching Poison exhibition at the Royal College of Physicians.

Royal College of Physicians Museum, London NW1

Thu 1 May

£10 / 020 7034 4901

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Thu 12 Jun

£10 / 020 7034 4901

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Thu 4 Sep

£10 / 020 7034 4901

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Thu 16 Oct

£10 / 020 7034 4901

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Paula Carroll: Traveller Singers And Their Repertoire In Ireland Today

The Irish singer and presenter of Clare FM's traditional music show 'The West Wind' hosts an illustrated workshop on travelling Irish singers.

Falkland Village Hall, Fife

Sun 18 May

£8 (£6)

Part of Fife Traditional Singing Festival.

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Beacon of Light: The New Edinburgh International Festival and the Arts in Post-war Society

The development of the Edinburgh International Festival and how it promotes discussion.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Curator's Favourites

Regular talks on museum staff's favourite objects from the collection.

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2550

Today: Gericault's large scale horse paintings.

  • 12:30 – 13:00

Wed 30 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2550

Today: Medieval spurs in Sir William's Collection.

  • 12:30 – 13:00
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