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Friends of RBGE Benmore AGM Followed by Talk from Simon Milne

Regius Keeper Simon Milne MBE will speak to members after the AGM.

Benmore Botanic Garden, Argyll

Thu 16 Apr 2015

Courtyard Gallery

Free / 01369 706261

Front Line Nursing: Then and Now

An exhibition marking the contribution of professional nurses between 1914 and 1918.

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

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 0345 337 3368

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0345 337 3368

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0345 337 3368

…and 149 more dates until 31 Mar 2015

Future iGaming

A chance to discuss innovations in the iGaming industry, gambling marketing and factors influencing customer betting behaviour.

American Square Conference Centre, London EC3N

Sun 2 Nov

Free

  • 08:00 – 20:00 Future iGaming American Square Conference Centre, London

The Future of Construction in Scotland: Build Offsite

A talk on construction in Scotland, looking at the athlete's village for the Commonwealth Games as a focal point. Booking is essential.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Thu 20 Nov

Free / 0131 556 6699

Gallery Tour: Spanish

Laura Hervas leads a tour of the gallery in Spanish.

New Art Exchange, Nottingham

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 0115 924 8630

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Gavin Francis: Empire Antarctica – Ice, Silence and Emperor Penguins

Although he went to Antarctica as an on-base medical doctor, Gavin Francis ended up spending a lot of time with emperor penguins during his fourteen months on the most icy and isolated of continents. Hear him talk about his life-changing experience among the birds.

Central Library, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 242 8100

Dunbar Library

Thu 27 Nov

Free ticketed / 01368 866060

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Getting to the Bones of the Problem: What do Forensic Anthropologists Really Do?

Over the course of three mini-events, featuring two presentations and a workshop we will introduce you to the world of Forensic Anthropology and Human Identification – as it is in the real world. Additional events will take place on Monday 10th November (presentation) and Friday 14th November (Forensic Family Fun Day).

Avery & Co, Dundee

Mon 3 Nov

Free Booking required / 01382 201533

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Mon 10 Nov

Free Booking required / 01382 201533

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Glasgow Skeptics

A biweekly event where speakers expound on science, pseudoscience, politics and policy to increase public understanding and engagement of these issues.

West End, Glasgow

Mon 10 Nov

Free

Nate Felps: Leaving Hate Behind. The son of the late Fred Phelps talks about the Westboro Baptist Church, the childhood he spent growing up in it, and how he came to leave his family behind on his 18th birthday. Venue to be confirmed.

Greenspace and Health – a natural connection?

Dundee has a wonderful legacy of city parks donated by wealthy industrialists interested in promoting the health of their workforces. What relevance do these have today in meeting the health challenges of the modern age? George Potts, Senior Ranger of Countryside Ranger Service, explores links that make a natural…

Baxter Park, Dundee

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 01382 431848

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Growing old, keeping well: what you need to know

Do you have questions about aging? Have you wondered how to keep well into older age? Join Professor Marion McMurdo, Head of Aging and Health at the University of Dundee, for an informal talk on the aging process, followed by a Q&A session. Refreshments included.

Dundee Science Centre

Thu 13 Nov

Free Booking required / 01382 868608

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

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Hallam Foe: Adapting Scottish Books for Screen

Many Scottish books have been adapted into feature films. Join us in Filmhouse to hear about the process of adaptation before we watch Hallam Foe. Written by Peter Jinks and then turned into a film by David Mackenzie in 2007, Hallam Foe features a grown up Jamie Bell.

macrobert, Stirling

Tue 25 Nov

Free tbc / 01786 466666

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Historians in Conversation

Dr Tony Pollard and Professor Matt Strickland from the University's School of Humanities discuss 'Fragments of Fragments: The Archaeology of Warfare in the time of Robert the Bruce'.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 0141 330 4221

How to get to 100 and Enjoy It

An interactive exhibition showing how the population is changing and examining the chances of living long enough to receive that telegram from the Queen.

The Lowry, Salford

Mon 10 Nov

Free / 02380 592579

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 02380 592579

Wed 12 Nov

Free / 02380 592579

…and 2 more dates until 14 Nov

National Assembly For Wales, Cardiff

Tue 2 Dec

Free / 02380 592579

Wed 3 Dec

Free / 02380 592579

Thu 4 Dec

Free / 02380 592579

Silverburn, Glasgow

Mon 17 Nov

Free / 02380 592579

Tue 18 Nov

Free / 02380 592579

Wed 19 Nov

Free / 02380 592579

…and 2 more dates until 21 Nov

Hunterian Associates Open Evening

A series of presentations by The Hunterian Associates, postgraduate researchers inspired by The Hunterian's world class collections.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 0141 330 4221

Impartial Advice on Biomass Renewable Heating

Home Energy Scotland offer free and impartial advice on wood fuelled (biomass) and other renewable heating systems. Booking is essential.

Corn Exchange, Biggar

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0808 808 2282

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Internet Dating with Darwin

Over 25 years before Charles Darwin’s and Alfred Wallace’s papers on the subject, Perthshire-born landowner Patrick Matthew published his own discovery of ‘the natural process of selection’. Dr Michael Sutton will describe how Matthew, not Darwin, should be celebrated as solver of the problem of species. Join Dundee…

Braes Bar, Dundee

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 01382 226344

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

JD 'Okhai Ojeikere: Geometry, Repetition and Form

A talk by Hansi Momodu-Gordon on the work of JD 'Okhai Ojeikere.

New Art Exchange, Nottingham

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 0115 924 8630

John Challis: Only Fools & Boycie

John Challis, who played Boycie in BBC comedy Only Fools & Horses, shares stories and anecdotes from his career.

Waterstones, Macclesfield

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01625 424212

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

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

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 01224 274330

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01224 274330

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Koen Vanmechelen: Darwin's Dream – Panel Discussion

Panel discussion with the artist, curators James Putnam and Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts and Belgian geneticist Em. Prof. Jean-Jacques Cassiman, a longterm collaborator of the artist. Places are limited. Booking is essential.

St Pancras Church, London NW1

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 020 8558 6982

Landscape with Apollo and the Muses by Claude Lorrain (1652)

Andrew Patterson talks about the influence of Claude Lorrain.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 21 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

Leadership and Management Taster Session

Expert advice on how to be an effective leader and manager.

Peat House, Derby

Thu 20 Nov

Free

Learning from Nature: Place-based biomimicry

Biomimicry, the emulation of nature’s genius, is becoming a hot topic on science and technology issues. Come along to these fascinating talks and workshops to find out more. • 10am – 11am Talk: Biomimicry and the 'Sense of place' • 12pm – 12.30pm Activity: Natural Systems Games • 12.30pm – 1.30pm Break • 1.30pm – 2pm…

University of Dundee Botanic Garden

Sun 9 Nov

Free Booking required / 01382 381190

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Legalities of Later Life

Lyn Parkin and Co give advice on laws of attorney, will writing, probate and care facilities.

Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park, Bedford

Mon 12 Jan 2015

Free / 01234 767037

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