Afternoon events, Talks & lectures, History

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Enlightened! A Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town in the Age of Reason

Explore the New Town with Enlightened! walking tours and learn about how clever Edinburgh's people of yore were. Booking is essential.

Dundas House, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

Sun 26 Oct

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

Mon 27 Oct

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

…and 185 more dates until 1 May 2015

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 29 Nov

Included in admission / 01620 850330

Sun 30 Nov

Included in admission / 01620 850330

Kevin McKenna and guests

Exploring the the contribution and impact of the Immigrant Irish in Glasgow.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 0141 287 2999

Alan Gallop: The U-Boat Story

Alan Gallop discusses German U-Boat submarines, which were used for rapid attack. He uses rare illustrations of the U-Boats in action and explores how crews spent up to four months at a time in difficult conditions.

Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Thu 20 Nov

£3 / 01256 478670

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.

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Brief History Of … Who?

Exploring the career and roots of a famous Scot. Who, you ask? Well – that's a surprise.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Fri 14 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 287 2999

Dundee Afternoon Lecture: Christopher Whatley

Christopher Whatley discusses the Kirk and the struggle for hearts and minds in Angus during the Jacobite risings.

Tower Building, Dundee

Wed 11 Feb 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 384310

Great Tapestry of Scotland

More than 1,000 volunteer stitchers, led by stitch coordinator Dorie Wilkie, worked for 55,000 hours using 300 miles of wool to create the 160 panels of The Great Tapestry of Scotland. Join Dorie, artist (and DJCAD graduate) Andrew Crummy and Eleanor Updale to hear more about this extraordinary work of art, a remarkable…

Bonar Hall, Dundee

Sun 26 Oct

£3 (Concessions £2) / 01382 434940

Part of Dundee Literary Festival.

Judith Kingham: The Last Summer and the Great War

A talk from Judith Kingham, whose interests lie in the Edwardian period and the changes wrought by WWI. Judith is the author of The Last Summer and The Memory of Lost Senses.

Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Tue 25 Nov

£3 / 01256 478670

King's Museum Lunchtime Talks

A series of regular talks on historical topics. Student volunteers provide an introduction to the current King's Museum exhibition ‘Victorian Time: Spirit of the Age.’ The student curated exhibition provides an insight into how time was valued in the Victorian era, exploring how the Victorians perceived the past, present…

King's Museum, Aberdeen

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 01224 274330

Wed 29 Oct

Free / 01224 274330

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 01224 274330

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01224 274330

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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

Onyeka: African People in Sixteenth Century Scotland

A talk from historian Onyeka on African people in Scotland during the sixteenth century.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 3 Dec

Free / 07958 671267

Scottish History through Scottish Novels

Delve into 20th and 21st century Scottish literature to explore the culture and politics of contemporary Scotland. Books include Jamse Douglas Brown's The House with the Green Shutters and Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

Craigroyston High School, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Oct

£50 for 11 weeks (£14–£25) / 0131 477 7801

Wed 5 Nov

£50 for 11 weeks (£14–£25) / 0131 477 7801

Wed 12 Nov

£50 for 11 weeks (£14–£25) / 0131 477 7801

…and 3 more dates until 3 Dec

Work of the London Transport Museum and the Role of the Friends

The Chairman of the London Transport Museum Friends discusses the role of both the museum and its Friends in preserving the transport heritage of the capital. Booking is essential.

Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Thu 4 Dec

£3 / 01256 478670