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

Tue 23 Dec

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

Meet outside.

Tue 30 Dec

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

Meet outside.

Tue 6 Jan 2015

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

Meet outside.

…and 16 more dates until 28 Apr 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

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 01620 850330

The Bedale Hoard

The Yorkshire Museum’s Curator of Archaeology presents a talk on the Bedale Hoard with a chance to handle the newly conserved items.

Yorkshire Museum

Tue 24 Feb 2015

£15 includes museum admission. / 01904 687633

Collecting Faces: The Semiotics of Collecting Faces in the 18th Century Through Books, Prints and Drawings

Prof Melissa Percival of the University of Exeter talks about the history of the notion that human character is expressed in the face.

Plymouth City Museum And Art Gallery

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£6.60 (£4.50) / 01752 304774/264878

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

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First World War Series: Scottish Women’s Hospitals – The Nurses Of Royaumont

Alison O'Donnell explores the history of the Scottish Women's hospitals.

The Royal College Of Nursing Library And Heritage Centre, London W1G

Thu 12 Feb 2015

Free / 0345 337 3368

Free Cultural Heritage Talk

Free lunchtime talks delivered in partnership with Leeds University's Brotherton Library. These talks, given by people who work with the collections, reveal some of the remarkable objects that the Brotherton collects and makes accessible for both the University and the public. You are welcome to bring your own dinner to…

Central Library, Leeds

Thu 15 Jan 2015

Free / 01132 476 016

Histories of Theatre in Leeds & West Yorkshire: From 19th century playbills to the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds and West Yorkshire have a vibrant and fascinating theatrical heritage as revealed through the University Library's Special Collections and the Local and Family History Library.

Thu 12 Mar 2015

Free / 01132 476 016

The Lost Library of Kirkstall Abbey: Only a few objects associated with medieval Kirkstall survive and a missal, published in 1516 and now in Leeds Central Library, is believed to be one. Hear about the role the monks of Kirkstall played in the medieval society.

Leeds Town Hall

Fri 13 Feb 2015

Free

Dialect in the Museum: The Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture (LAVC) in Special Collections is a unique collection of materials relating to English dialect and folk life. Hear how the staff are breathing new life into this historical archive by teaming up with Yorkshire museums, enriching their collections, and inviting visitors to help dig for dialect.

Identity and Sexuality During the First World War

Discover how the idea of masculinity changed during WWI, and how the war impacted on homosexuality.

York Castle Museum

Sat 21 Feb 2015

Free / 01904 687687

Mughal Paintings in the 18th Century

Dr Malini Roy talks about the paintings of the Mughal dynasty between the 16th and 19th centuries.

Plymouth City Museum And Art Gallery

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£6.60 (£4.50) / 01752 304774/264878

Past & Present

In our Past & Present sessions, contemporary speakers give a personal response to favourite past poets. Elizabeth Melville, Lady Culross, was the earliest known Scottish woman to see her work in print when she published "Ane Godlie Dreame" in 1603. In 2014 Germaine Greer unveiled a flagstone commemorating her in…

Town Hall, St Andrews

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£3.75 (£2.75) / 01334 470770

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.