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Don’t Make a Further Loan of a Loan

Discover how the Gaelic language ignored one of its own proverbs! Ruairidh Maclean looks at interactions and word transfer between Gaelic and other languages, including Scots. Bheir Ruairidh MacIlleathain sùil air ciamar a leig a’ Ghàidhlig seachad an seanfhacal aice fhèin! Bruidhinnidh e air eadar-obrachaidhean agus…

Linklater Rooms, Aberdeen

Sat 30 May

Free / 01224 272000

Part of May Festival 2015.

Bad Bugs Fight Drugs

Short talks and discussion on the deadly bugs that can hide in the hospital environment. Take part in a discussion led by expert scientists from around Scotland on how we can prevent the development of drug resistant bacteria. Would you know who the killer is?

Regent Building, Aberdeen

Sun 31 May

Regent Lecture Theatre

Free

Part of May Festival 2015.

Art & Energy: How Culture Changes

Author Barry Lord’s illustrated lecture shows how each energy source brings with it certain values that become fundamental to the cultures we create with them. The Energy Debate is really a conflict of cultures, particularly the heightening contest today between the dominant culture of consumption that oil and gas brought…

King's College Conference Centre, Aberdeen

Sun 31 May

Free / 01224 273874

Part of May Festival 2015.

The Diet Myth: The Real Science Behind What We Eat

At a time when an increasing proportion of the world’s population is suffering from obesity and its related health issues, Tim Spector offers an important and fascinating perspective on this global epidemic. He explains that because of the way in which our attitudes to food have changed over the last few decades, we are…

King's College Conference Centre, Aberdeen

Sat 30 May

£3 (Concessions £3) / 01224 273874

Part of May Festival 2015.

1715 and The Northumbrian Jacobites

Exhibitions and talks tracing the stories of local families who supported the Jacobite cause in 1745.

Berwick Town Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sat 10 Oct

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 11 Oct

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

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200 Years: The Battle of Waterloo

Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, with stories of the battle and a vegetable reenactment (because nothing says history like a live-action courgette).

English Heritage: Apsley House, London W1J

Thu 18 Jun

£8.30 (£7.50; Children £5; Family £21.60; Members free) / 020 7499 5676

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre, Motherwell

Fri 22 May

Free / 01698 274 590

Sat 23 May

Free / 01698 274 590

Mon 25 May

Free / 01698 274 590

…and 11 more dates until 6 Jun

Architecture of Alterity

International symposium on architecture and alterity.

University of Edinburgh

Tue 26 May

Free / 0131 650 1000

Talk series.

Autism Awareness: What is Autism?

Learn more about autism at this talk for parents and guardians.

Pen Green Centre, Corby

Mon 1 Jun

Sold out

Base Camp Festival

Britain's first adult-only adventure festival. Take the best from a music festival, mix it with adventure and serve it with friends. By day do outdoors activities, by night hear tales of adventure and dance under the stars.

Sabine Hay Wood, Matlock

Sat 5 Sep

£108.25–£129.50

Sun 6 Sep

£108.25–£129.50

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Berwick's Garrison Story

A celebration of the military heritage of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Barracks and Main Guard, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Sat 27 Jun

Free / 08703 331181

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 28 Jun

Free / 08703 331181

Part of Berwick 900.

Berwick Town Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sat 27 Jun

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 28 Jun

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Birkbeck Arts Week

A free festival with lectures, performances, screenings and workshops held at Birkbeck School of Arts. The programme features both the university's academics as well as guest scholars and artists.

Birkbeck School of Art, London WC1E

Fri 22 May

Free / 020 3073 8363

Sat 23 May

Free / 020 3073 8363

Bumblebee Identification for Beginners

Learn all about bumblebees and their essential role in nature. Booking is essential.

Castlehill Heritage Centre, Thurso

Sat 6 Jun

Free

Part of Scotland's Nature Festival.

Business of Software Europe

A chance for those in the business sector to work on improving their companies.

Robinson College, Cambridge

Wed 24 Jun

£650–£1500

Celebrating James Watt: The Invention that Changed the World

In 1765, Scottish inventor James Watt had a ‘eureka’ moment during a walk on Glasgow Green, leading to revolutionary advances in steam engine technology. This conference will bring together experts to celebrate the legacy of this famous engineer.

Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre, Glasgow

Fri 5 Jun

£21.85 / £11.25

Ages 16+ Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

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College of Arts Industry Day 2015

The University of Glasgow’s College of Arts presents Industry Day 2015, a packed programme with keynote speakers from academia, the Scottish Government, Creative Scotland and more. Learn how the strength and resources of the College can benefit you and your organisation by fostering new partnerships.

University of Glasgow

Fri 5 Jun

Free

Ages 16+ Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Creative Circles

Casual meet-up for creative people to chat, exchange ideas and share stories. Hosted by Creative Edinburgh's Director Janine Matheson.

Argyle House, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Jun

Free

Tue 7 Jul

Free

Tue 4 Aug

Free

…and 4 more dates until 1 Dec

Gayfield Creative Spaces, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Jun

Free

Tue 7 Jul

Free

Tue 4 Aug

Free

…and 4 more dates until 1 Dec

Crime Scene Weekend

No, this isn't a mass-viewing of the latest CSI boxset. It's a course, delivered by crime scene examiners, which explores key forensic disciplines and offers participants the chance to engage with interactive and practical exercises like real crime scene examiners.

Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre

Sat 13 Jun

£240 for entire weekend / 0141 890 1111

Note: this is a two-day event, with the fee covering both days.

Sun 14 Jun

£240 for entire weekend / 0141 890 1111

Note: this is a two-day event, with the fee covering both days.

Crimes of the Powerful Launch

A series of panel discussions and workshops with a range of keynote speakers to launch Crimes of the Powerful seeks to provide a network and database for teachers, researchers, students and activists across and beyond Europe who have an interest studying and confronting corporate and state crimes and harms.Presented by…

University of Abertay, Dundee

Fri 5 Jun

Free. Booking essential.

Part of Refugee Festival Scotland.

Dance Show LIVE

Whether you're an up-and-coming dancer, a seasoned pro or a flat-footed newbie, there's something for everyone at this festival of dance, featuring performances, workshops and talks. Featuring Perri and Jordan from Diversity, Luke McFarlane (winner of Got to Dance) and many more.

SECC, Glasgow

Sun 30 Aug

£16.50 (Family £54.50; Children £14.50) / 02920 799199

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Dealing With Challenging Behaviours

Learn more about challenging behaviours and how to support someone who is displaying them.

Pen Green Centre, Corby

Mon 22 Jun

Sold out

Design in Business: The Scottish Design Summit

Conference focusing on the important contributions of design to businesses and products.

EICC, Edinburgh

Fri 22 May

£60 / 01382 381296

Design Summit 2015.

Destitution and Dignity

What is the Refugee Convention? What does ‘asylum’ mean? What is destitution and why does it happen? Get answers at our event about the complex and confusing UK asylum system. Hear about a new project in Glasgow that will make a difference to people affected by destitution. Lunch provided. Presented by Refugee Survival…

The Lodging House Mission, Glasgow

Fri 5 Jun

Free. Booking Essential / 0141 353 5603

Part of Refugee Festival Scotland.

Discover The Benefits Of Being Online

A five-week course for those with limited or no computer experience, talking about why it's good to get online and helping you get started.

Action Resource Centre (ARC), Swansea

Thu 1 Oct

Free / 01792 516900

Swansea Central Library

Tue 16 Jun

Sold out

Wed 22 Jul

Sold out

Tue 25 Aug

Free

…and 3 more dates until 3 Nov

Diversity in Dunbartonshire

A unique event to celebrate the richness and vibrancy of West Dunbartonshire’s communities and Scotland as a place of sanctuary for those fleeing conflict and persecutions. Featuring keynotes speakers, information on refugee experiences, cultural performances and creative workshops. Presented by Isaro Social Integration…

Centre 81, Clydebank

Wed 10 Jun

Free. Drop in. / 0141 533 7070

Part of Refugee Festival Scotland.

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