After 12pm, Talks & lectures

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Gordon Buchanan: Lost Adventures

Gordon's tales of his adventures, expedition and wildlife experiences.

Broxbourne Civic Hall, Hoddesdon

Sun 15 Mar

Prices to be confirmed

Exeter Corn Exchange

Mon 16 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 01392 665938

Kings Theatre, Cheddar

Mon 9 Mar

Prices to be confirmed

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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

Tue 3 Mar

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

Meet outside.

Tue 10 Mar

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

Meet outside.

Tue 17 Mar

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

Meet outside.

…and 11 more dates until 28 Apr

Beauty Pre-Designed: All Walks Beyond the Catwalk Panel Discussion

Mal Burkinshaw and Dr Jill Burke, participants in the Beauty by Design exhibition, in conversation with Debra Bourne and Alyson Walsh, with reference to the way the fashion industry must take responsibility for the impact of the images of beauty that it projects.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 16 Mar

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

Jessops Academy Live Photography Event

Cameras are demonstrated and tips handed out in this live photography event.

Glasgow Caledonian University

Sat 16 May

£8 / 0141 354 0069

Love Food? Rise of Food Banks

An evening of community food and discussion. Featuring input from Oxfam, Poverty Alliance and Dennistoun's Everlasting Foodbank.

Redmond's of Dennistoun, Glasgow

Mon 9 Mar

Free

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Nick Knight in Conversation

Photographer Nick Knight is joined by film scholar Nick Rees-Roberts to discuss novel and dynamic modes of fashion communication.

Hackney Picturehouse, London E8

Sat 21 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 902 5734

Alastair Campbell: Time to Talk

Journalist, author and former Director of Communications and Strategy for Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell, talks about winning, drawing on the experiences of all kinds of successful people, from athletes to rulers.

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Mon 16 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

Dundee Trades Union Council: Equality for Women is progress for all

The regular Dundee Trades Union Council meeting features a special guest speaker talking on the subject: Equality for women is progress for all.

Dundee City Chambers

Wed 4 Mar

Free

Part of Dundee Women's Festival.

An Evening With General Sir Mike Jackson

The retired officer and former head of the British Army talks about his career that spanned 45 years and answers questions from the audience.

Conway Hall, London WC1R

Mon 16 Mar

£45

Queer, Trans, Intersex People of Colour Shorts

A series of shorts by and for queer, trans, intersex and people of colour. Some shorts are accompanied by a guest speaker to expand on the themes of the evening.

CCA, Glasgow

Fri 20 Mar

Free / 0141 352 4900

Artist and filmmaker Jamika Ajalon leads the Q&A. Shorts include 'Holy Mother' directed by Vivek Shraya; 'Ache in my Name' directed by Vivek Shraya; 'Whitebirchblues' directed by Jamika Ajalon; 'Sight' directed by Thirza Cuthand; 'Trying to Leave My Body' directed by M Lamar; 'Flowers' directed by Gui-gui Yang and 'The locations of the m/othership' diected by Jamika Ajalon.

Tickets available online only Part of GLITCH 2015.

Sat 21 Mar

Free / 0141 352 4900

Featuring 'Ashes' directed by Apichatpong; 'Vigil' directed by Paul Wong; 'Anedonia' directed by Thirza Cuthand and 'A Nation Is Coming' directed by Kent Monkman.

Tickets available online only. Part of GLITCH 2015.

Free / 0141 352 4900

Featuring 'I’m not your Inspiration: Maki Yamazaki' directed by Sandra Alland; 'Flow' directed by Yau Ching and 'The Worlds of Bernice Bing' directed by Madeline Lim.

Followed by a panel led discussion on how being a queer and/or trans and/or intersex person of colour inter-relates with surviving and thriving creatively with Maki Yamazaki, Raju Sachi Singh, Raisa Kabir, Zou Zhou and Rosie Lewis.

Tickets available online only. Part of GLITCH 2015.

Free / 0141 352 4900

With 'I Am the Transcender' directed by Nicola Desouza; 'On the Road Again' directed by Azra K; 'My Asian Boyfriend' directed by Wayne Yung; 'Single White Male' directed by Vivek Shraya; 'Shooting Geronimo' directed by Kent Monkman and 'When the Kid Was a Kid' directed by Anahita Ghazvini Zadeh.

Tickets available online only. Part of GLITCH 2015.

Sun 22 Mar

Free / 0141 352 4900

Featuring 'Waltzing Tomatoes' directed by Coffee + Sponge; '60 Unit Bruise' directed by Paul Wong; 'Magnetics' directed by Jeepneys; 'The Homecoming: A Short Film About Ajamu' directed by Topher Campbell; 'Future Perfect' directed by Cameron Cobb; 'Project/ed' directed by Raju Sachi Singh and 'We Come From Earth, We Come from space' directed by Black Salt Collective.

Tickets available online only. Part of GLITCH 2015.

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Winter Astronomy Evenings

Find out about the history of the Royal Observatory Edinburgh and discover more about the night sky. Booking is essential.

Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

Fri 6 Mar

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

Fri 13 Mar

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

Fri 20 Mar

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

…and 5 more dates until 24 Apr

Women and Trade Unions

A presentation led by Ann Henderson, which looks at examples of women speaking up for employment rights and equality from the early part of the 20th century.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Thu 19 Mar

Free / 0131 623 3734

The Dashkova Centre Open Seminar – Urals: Russia’s Crucible

Professor Paul Dukes presents a lecture on the stone belt formed by the Ural Mountains and 'Russia's Crucible'.

Princess Dashkova Russian Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 5 Mar

Free

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 6 Apr

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 4 May

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 1 Jun

Free / 0141 552 3748

…and 5 more dates until 2 Nov

Glasgow St Patrick's Day Festival

Celebrate the Irish heritage of Glasgow and Scotland with a programme of film, talks, family activities, dancing and, of course, a whole lot of music.

The Shed, Glasgow

Tue 10 Mar

£10 / 0141 649 5020

Wed 11 Mar

£10 / 0141 649 5020

Thu 12 Mar

£10 / 0141 649 5020

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Ingenious Impressions: Lunchtime Talks

Hear about various aspects of early book production from a selection of curators, academics and students. These talks cover everything from ancient books featured in the movies to the first printed map.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 0141 330 4221

Wed 11 Mar

Free / 0141 330 4221

Wed 18 Mar

Free / 0141 330 4221

…and 12 more dates until 10 Jun

Professor Jon Godwin: The ABC of Avoiding Breast Cancer Returning

Professor Jon Godwin discusses meta-analysis in relation to the treatment of breast cancer.

Caledonian University, Glasgow

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 0141 331 3000

Artist Talk: Russell Mills

The artist talks about his work.

The Artworks, Halifax

Fri 20 Mar

£6 (Concession & students £5) / 01422 346900

Back to Books: 50 Ways to Get Your Teen Reading Again

A two hour workshop teaching parents how to get their teens page turning.

Stockbridge Library, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0131 529 5665

Café Histoire

Talks, in French, about various aspects of French culture, hosted by the Institut Français.

Institut Français d'Ecosse, Edinburgh

Mon 9 Mar

£8 (Members £5) / 0131 225 5366

Le Vol de l'Aigle

  • 17:30 – 19:00 Café Histoire Institut Français d'Ecosse, Edinburgh
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Caitlin Moran: How to Build a Girl

The columnist and author is off on tour to get lairy and talk about men, women, Bowie, feminism, massive hair and the revolution in her own light-hearted but thought-provoking style.

Hackney Empire, London E8

Wed 15 Apr

£22–£25 / 020 8985 2424

The Lowry, Salford

Tue 14 Apr

£28 / 08432 086000

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 13 Apr

£25 / 0141 332 1846

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In Focus: Interior of St Bavo's Church, Haarlem (1648) by Pieter Saenredam

Andrew Paterson talks about Saenredam's paintings of church interiors and the significance they had for the original viewer in the 17th century.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 8 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

Jay Rayner: My Dining Hell

Restaurant critic Jay Rayner discusses people's love for reading bad reviews, reads from his own catalogue of bad reviews and covers some of his worst experiences.

Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Sun 8 Mar

£15 / 01539 725 133

The Stand, Newcastle upon Tyne

Mon 30 Mar

£12 / 0844 693 3336

Sundial Theatre, Cirencester

Fri 24 Apr

£15 / 01285 654228

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Kazuo Ishiguro

The Man Booker Prize winner talks his new work, The Buried Giant.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 5 Mar

£12 (£10) / 0131 248 4848

Laydeez Do Comics

A worldwide graphic novel forum led by women, open to all, with a focus on topics of the domestic and the everyday.

The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Sun 8 Mar

£3 / 0141 222 2254

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