Afternoon events, Talks & lectures, History

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Curator's Favourites

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

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Wed 30 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2550

Today: Medieval spurs in Sir William's Collection.

  • 12:30 – 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.

Lunchtime Talks at Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums

A series of free talks taking place on Wednesday lunchtimes in various Aberdeen museums. Booking essential for talks at the Maritime Museum. Booking is essential.

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Wed 30 Apr

Free / 01224 523700

'James Mcbey' by Ann Steed, Curator.

  • 12:30 – 13:00

Wed 7 May

Free / 01224 523700

'Marie Laurencin' by Griffin Coe, Curator.

  • 12:30 – 13:00

Wed 14 May

Free / 01224 523700

A tour of the exhibition from Aberdeen Artists Society.

  • 12:30 – 13:00
…and 2 more dates until 28 May

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.

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.

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Castle Archer Weapons Talk

Learn the gritty history of a variety of weapons, from the longbow to the cannon to the broadsword.

Dirleton Castle, North Berwick

Sun 4 May

Included in admission

  • 14:00 – 15:00

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.

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.

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Georgian Glasgow

Learn about the art, politics and key people and industries of Glasgow during the Georgian period on this tour of Glasgow Museums' artifacts. Booking is essential.

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

Tue 29 Apr

Free / 0141 276 9300

  • 14:30 – 15:30

High Command in War

Chaired by historian Trevor Royle, Sir Hew Strachan aims to look beyond the accepted role of command during the First World War and portray the generals that could not cope or who had murderous intent.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

How War Reporting has Changed: A Century On

A look at how times have changed when it comes to war reporting.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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

Lex Pacificatoria: Using Law to End Wars

A look at the law of the peacemakers chaired by Professor Dorothy Miell, vice Principal and Head of College of Humanities and Science.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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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

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 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.

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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.

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.

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