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Michael Longley: My Life of Make-Believe
The prize-winning poet gives a talk about his experiences as a writing, including a look at his latest collection, A Hundred Doors.
Tue 28 May
Free / 0131 668 2019
The Digital Alternative
How do you set up a poetry website? What are the advantages and disadvantages of online publishing? Join us as we consider the digital alternative to poetry magazines in discussion with website editors Helen Ivory from 'Ink, Sweat & Tears', Caleb Klaces from 'Like Starlings' and Claire Trévien from 'Sabotage…
Wed 5 Jun
Free / 0844 875 0073
An Irishman and the First Chinese Books in London
Lecture by Dr Frances Wood, curator of Chinese collections at the British Library. The lecture is followed by a drinks reception. Booking is essential.
Mon 20 May
Free / 0141 330 2001
John Francis Campbell and the Making of 'The Popular Tales of the West Highlands'
Learn more about four-volume work by the 19th century polymath and his struggles to get the now-iconic work published from Dr Domhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart.
Tue 11 Jun
Free / 0131 623 3918
Libraries Change Lives: Weaving Words, Threads of Learning
A panel – comprising Glasgow Women's Library reader-in-residence Magi Gibson, with Elizabeth Bryan (WEA), Jim Crowther (University of Edinburgh) and Sarah Forteath (Edinburgh Libraries) – discuss the role of libraries to mark Adult Learners' Week.
Tue 21 May
Free / 0131 242 8100
Vox Populi Seminars
A series of seminars looking at how the 'voice of the people' has manifested in Scotland, from medieval times to today, presented by a variety of scholars in disciplines ranging from literature to politics. All welcome.
Tue 21 May
Tonight: 'The Referendum of 1997: The Settled Will of the Scottish People?' by Brian Taylor of BBC Scotland.