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Economics of Inequality

Is there such a thing as economic equality? Why is so much of the world's wealth in the hands of so few? Internationally renowned experts Brian Bell, Barbara Pertonogolo and Jan Van Reenan discuss levels of pay at the top, whether gender affects your earning power and ask 'what's happened to the 99%?'

Poynting Physics Building, Birmingham

Mon 8 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Edinburgh Living History 1910: An Indian Summer

Visit Lauriston Castle as Mr and Mrs Reid are preparing to travel abroad, when guests unexpectedly arrive. A costumed interpretation day by Edinburgh Living History.

Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Sep

£5–£6.50 (Children £3–£4.50; Family £12.50–£17) / 0131 228 1155

Edinburgh Ragged University Talks

Talks on a variety of themes organised by the Ragged University, promoting the message that learning is much more palatable when served up with a nice cold pint. All welcome.

Counting House, Edinburgh

Thu 11 Sep

Free / 0131 667 7533

Tonight: 'A Different Kind of Revolution' by Ciaran Healy and ‘How Accents Work’ By Lauren Hall-Lew.

  • 19:00

Edinburgh Tarot Group

Join up with other folks interested in the mystical art of tarot at this monthly group, and share tips and tricks while you practice doing readings for other members.

Sofi's, Edinburgh

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Elite Business Conference and Exhibition

Two-day conference with speakers, seminars and networking opportunities for those looking to grow their business or start one up.

The Old Truman Brewery, London E1

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 020 8214 1066

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 020 8214 1066

  • 10:00 – 18:00
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Elizabeth Magill: Artist Talk

Talk from the Northern Irish artist and printmaker.

Ochre Print Studio, Guildford

Sat 4 Oct

£4–£8 / 07988 229763

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Encounters Presents: McLaren the Musician – A Seeing Sound Salon

To celebrate the work of Norman McLaren, this salon features a selection of film screenings, live performances and informal talks from artists, musicians, filmmakers and experts from a range of relevant academic fields.

Arnolfini, Bristol

Tue 16 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0117 9172300

Part of McLaren.

Wed 17 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0117 9172300

Part of McLaren.

Thu 18 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0117 9172300

Part of McLaren.

…and 3 more dates until 21 Sep

Epigenetics: Why You Don't Have Teeth in your Eyeballs

If you've ever wondered why you can tell identical twins apart, why a caterpillar looks so different from a butterfly, or how your teeth know they should grow in your mouth but never in your eyeballs, then epigenetics is the science for you. From new treatments for cancer, to offspring inheriting fear from their parents…

Poynting Physics Building, Birmingham

Mon 8 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Equity Capital Markets Canapés and Cocktail Reception

An evening for finance professionals. Features cocktails, Chop Shop-style canapés and a discussion about the Bohoo.com flotation in AIM chaired by Zeus Capital's John Treacy.

Chop Shop, London SW1Y

Thu 11 Sep

£15 / 020 7842 8501

  • 18:30 – 21:30

Evening Talk: Chocolate – History, Facts and Myths

The Chocolate Tree are Scottish craft chocolate makers; one of very few chocolatiers in the UK who make their own chocolate. They work directly with growers of cacao to encourage the growing of heirloom cacao which will sustain biodiversity and fine flavour chocolate into the future, as well as providing growers with the…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Thu 4 Dec

Lecture Theatre, 20A Inverleith Row

£5 (Members £3) / 0131 248 2909

  • 19:30 – 21:30
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Evening Talk: Habitat Restoration by Botanic Gardens – A Photo Documentary

Nature and conservation photographer Barney Wilczak takes us through his photo documentary of the pioneering work carried out by the Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens to restore ecosystems that seemed to have disappeared for good through commercial utilization. The projects include the 'English Meadow…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Thu 23 Oct

Lecture Theatre, 20A Inverleith Row

£5 (Members £3) / 0131 248 2909

  • 19:30 – 20:30

Evening Talk: Petticoats and Plants - Scotland’s Gardening Women, 1800 – 1930

Join the Friends of RBGE and the Garden History Society of Scotland for their joint Spring lecture. Following a twelve-year career in Marketing and PR, Deborah Reid swapped press releases for plants and retrained in horticulture at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh.  Her interest in garden history and a growing…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Thu 19 Mar 2015

Lecture Theatre, 20a Inverleith Row

£6 (Members £5) / 0131 248 2909

  • 19:30 – 21:30

An Evening With Massimiliano Gatti, Inaki Domingo, Alfonso Amendros, Andrei Nacu and Gemma Padley

A wide-ranging discussion between photographers Almendros, Nacu and Domingo and BJP features writer Padley. There's also a talk from Gatti and live music from Angus MacRae.

Princess Royal Centre for the Performing Arts, Guernsey

Sat 20 Sep

£10 / 01481 749999

Part of Guernsey Photography Festival.

  • 19:00 – 22:00

Princess Royal Centre for the Performing Arts, Guernsey

Fri 19 Sep

£10 / 01481 749999

Part of Guernsey Photography Festival.

  • 19:00 – 22:00
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An Evening with Richard Crossley

The celebrated birder, photographer and author of field guides talks about his work.

The Cut, Halesworth

Mon 20 Oct

£5 / 0845 673 2123

Part of Halesworth Festival.

  • 19:30

Evolution of Evolution

Despite the simplicity of Darwin's Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection, it is often misunderstood. Learn the historical perspective to the development of Darwin's ideas, including influences from the West Midlands and why the ideas were so dangerous. Jeremy Pritchard discusses recent issues covering the ancient…

Aston Webb Building, Birmingham

Thu 11 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Explorathon

Join research scientists to discover the important work the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is doing to explore, explain and conserve the world's plants.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

John Hope Gateway

Free / 0131 248 2909

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Explorathon Keynote Lecture with Professor Anne Glover CBE

A talk from Prof Anne Glover on how researchers in Aberdeen are working with colleagues in Europe to deal with major scientific challenges.

King's College Conference Centre, Aberdeen

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 01224 273874

Part of TechFest.

  • 18:00

Explosions in the Sky: The Physics of Solar Eruptions

We are currently in a period of peak solar activity. Find out about the sources of these explosions, how they can be triggered, and the impact that they can have on our technologically reliant society. Louise Harra and Mike Lockwood discuss the longer term aspects of the changes in the sun's behaviour.

Poynting Physics Building, Birmingham

Wed 10 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

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Face-to-Face with your Ancestors

Prof Caroline Wilkinson, an expert in forensic art and facial identification, talks about what the face can tell us about our heritage.

Fraser Noble Building, Aberdeen

Fri 19 Sep

£5.50 (£4) / 01224 272000

Part of TechFest.

  • 18:30

Family Bird Walk

Camden Migration Festival: Tom McKinney will lead a family bird walk to Regent's Park and canal as part of Camden Migration Festival. All ages welcome.

The Forge, London NW1

Sun 5 Oct

Bar

Free / 020 7383 7808

Fast Algorithms and Slow Things

Prof Chris Speed of the University of Edinburgh discusses the connected future.

Fraser Noble Building, Aberdeen

Wed 17 Sep

£5.50 (£4) / 01224 272000

Part of TechFest.

  • 19:00

Female Breadwinners Leadership Success Programme

One-day conference focused on giving women the tools to succeed and feel in control over their business and personal life.

Corney & Barrow Wine Bar, London EC4M

Thu 18 Sep

£197 for the conference only (Coaching package £495) / 020 7618 9520

The First Human Cancer Virus: A History

Exactly 50 years ago, the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) was discovered in a cancer in African children. Today EBV is linked to at least six different types of human cancer across the globe. Here Alan Rickinson recounts the fascinating story of this virus and the scientists who have studied it.

Aston Webb Building, Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

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