March, Talks & lectures

18 events

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Game Masters

Massive touring exhibition celebrating the varied history of computer gaming. Withe more than 125 playable games to work your way through, get stuck into arcade games, physical games (think Dance Battle et al), consoles, PCs and many more. On top of this, there's also displays of concept art, interactive displays and…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sun 1 Mar 2015

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Mon 2 Mar 2015

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Tue 3 Mar 2015

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

…and 28 more dates until 31 Mar 2015

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

Sun 1 Mar 2015

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

Meet outside.

Mon 2 Mar 2015

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

Meet outside.

Tue 3 Mar 2015

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

Meet outside.

…and 27 more dates until 31 Mar 2015

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 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.

Glasgow Café Scientifique

Explore the latest ideas in science and technology, outside a traditional academic context, at this forum for debating and promoting public engagement. Children welcome.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 2 Mar 2015

Free / 0141 552 3748

Introduction to Wine Tasting

Learn how taste like a professional by identifying aromas and flavours, learning about how climate affects wine, exploring the wine making process and learning principles of food and wine matching. Of course, there's a chance to taste wines from around the globe.

Jurys Inn Glasgow

Wed 25 Mar 2015

£22.50 / 0141 447 0446

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Dorothy McMillan: A History of Scottish Women's Writing 1700–1900

Dorothy McMillan is Senior Lecturer in English Literature and former Head of School of English and Scottish Language and Literature at Glasgow University. Here, she considers how things have changed nearly two decades on from the publication of her anthology The Scotswoman at Home and Abroad: Non-Fiction Writing 1700–1900.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Mon 16 Mar 2015

£3–£5 / 01786 471917

Dr David Starkey: Yorks Place in History

Dr David Starkey provides an insight into how York came to be one of the most important cities in England.

Grand Opera House, York

Sun 22 Mar 2015

£14 / 0844 871 3024

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

Wed 18 Mar 2015

Free / 020 8214 1066

Thu 19 Mar 2015

Free / 020 8214 1066

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

An Evening with Gervase Phinn

The Yorkshire writer and radio personality talks about his life and work.

Royal Court Theatre, Bacup

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£15 / 01706 874080

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Free Learning Lunchtime Talks

A series of free lunchtime talks on current affairs and local issues. No booking required.

Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park, Bedford

Mon 2 Mar 2015

Free / 01234 767037

Richard Galley talks about Scottish soldiers who trained in Bedford in WWI.

Mon 9 Mar 2015

Free / 01234 767037

Paul Heley tells the story of the siege of Bedford Castle in the 13th century.

Mon 16 Mar 2015

Free / 01234 767037

Derek Nieman tells the story of a group of WWII POWs who formed a birdwatching group while in camp.

Mon 23 Mar 2015

Free / 01234 767037

Age UK: Avoiding Scams. Becky Ireland gives expert advice on how to maintain piece of mind, by spotting and avoiding financial scams.

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

Sun 1 Mar 2015

Free / 0345 337 3368

Mon 2 Mar 2015

Free / 0345 337 3368

Tue 3 Mar 2015

Free / 0345 337 3368

…and 27 more dates until 31 Mar 2015

Introduction to the World of Wine

This eight-week course serves as an introduction to the world of wine. Journey across the globe, visiting a variety of wine-making countries, tasting everything from Chianti Classico to Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow

Tue 3 Mar 2015

£175 / 0141 447 0446

Please note: This course runs 20 Jan–10 Mar, 2015.

Tue 10 Mar 2015

£175 / 0141 447 0446

Please note: This course runs 20 Jan–10 Mar, 2015.

John Challis: Only Fools & Boycie

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

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 7 Mar 2015

Second Space

£16

Maum Meditation Special Seminar

Introductory seminar on Maum meditation. Learn about the human mind, how to expand it, and how to rid it from burden and stress.

London Meditation Center, SW19

Tue 3 Mar 2015

Free / 020 8715 1601

Tue 10 Mar 2015

Free / 020 8715 1601

Tue 17 Mar 2015

Free / 020 8715 1601

…and 2 more dates until 31 Mar 2015

Rosslyn Chapel: The History of a Mystery

Delve into Rosslyn Chapel's rich past with local historian and author Ian Robertson, as this three lecture series explores the family, facts and fiction behind the famously mysterious building.

Rosslyn Chapel, Edinburgh

Wed 4 Mar 2015

£18 (£3; Students £9) / 0131 440 2159

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£18 (£3; Students £9) / 0131 440 2159

Wed 18 Mar 2015

£18 (£3; Students £9) / 0131 440 2159

Scottish Church Music up to the Reformation

Dr Jamie Reid-Baxter talks about Scottish church music up to the Reformation, from Columban chant to the music of Carver and Peebles, followed by a performance by Sang Scule of some of the music discussed.

Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Mar 2015

Free / 0131 667 1522

Part of Festival of Sacred Music.

Space Lecture

Talks on the vast subject of space, aimed at adults. Each month covers a different topic.

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£6–£10 / 01962 863791

  • 16:30 – 21:00 Space Lecture Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium