Afternoon events, Talks & lectures

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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 31 Mar

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

Meet outside.

Tue 7 Apr

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

Meet outside.

Tue 14 Apr

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

Meet outside.

…and 2 more dates until 28 Apr

Clydesdale Women's Heritage Bike Ride

Learn a bit more about the feminism behind cycling on this gentle guided bike ride.

Glasgow Women's Library

Sun 19 Apr

£10 (£6) / 0141 550 2267

Create:Eat:Whisky

A multi-sensory whisky adventure that explores the whisky making process through its sights, sounds and tastes. Devised by food and art enthusiasts Jelly & Gin.

Gayfield Creative Spaces, Edinburgh

Sat 16 May

£33

Sun 17 May

£33

Ingenious Impressions: MUSE Tours

Student MUSEs (Museum University Student Educators) lead these tours, which run daily and last for approximately 30 minutes.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Sat 28 Mar

Free / 0141 330 4221

Sun 29 Mar

Free / 0141 330 4221

Tue 31 Mar

Free / 0141 330 4221

…and 71 more dates until 21 Jun

French Conversation with Yakety Yak Language Cafe

Improve your French conversation in a small group with an experienced tutor.

The Royal Dick Bar & Bistro, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Apr

£8 / 07826 555134

Wed 8 Apr

£8 / 07826 555134

Wed 15 Apr

£8 / 07826 555134

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In Focus: Robert Colquhoun, Figures in a Farmyard

Bill Hare discusses Colquhoun's work in the context of post-war British society.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Mon 27 Apr

Purchase of exhibition ticket required / 0131 624 6200

100 Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland

National Galleries Scotland Director-General John Leighton discusses his new book, which features a hundred of the galleries' best-loved masterpieces.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 26 May

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

Beauty by Design: Unpicking Venetian Lace

Tricia Allerston explores the making of needlepoint lace in seventeenth-century Venice.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Apr

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

Eugene Rogan: The Fall of the Ottomans – A Modern History of the Middle East

Oxford historian Eugene Rogan discusses the Ottoman entry into the First World War.

The Salberg Studio, Salisbury

Tue 2 Jun

£8

Part of Salisbury Festival.

An Evening with Gervase Phinn

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

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Sat 9 May

£16 (£15) / 01332 255800

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An Evening with Julian Lloyd Webber

Julian Lloyd Webber talks about his distinguished musical career, with musical support from Jiaxin Lloyd Webber (cello) and Pam Chowhan (piano).

Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Sat 25 Apr

Assembly Hall

£21 (£20; £10; £17) / 01903 206206

The Hundred Years War: A Global History of Tower Blocks and Mass Housing

A talk by Prof Miles Glendinning of the University of Edinburgh, on how the tower block was originally conceived as a way of winning the war on bad housing, and in several parts of the world is still being considered as such.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 21 Apr

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

In Focus: Achilles Lamenting the Death of Patroclus

Art historian Ailsa Turner discusses Gavin Hamilton's painting of Achilles lamenting his fallen comrade.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 22 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

In Focus: Taryn Simon's A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters

Dr Benjamin Greenman discusses the work of American artist Taryn Simon, whose work A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters examines the bloodlines of individuals across the globe.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 14 Apr

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

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 1 Apr

Free / 0141 330 4221

Wed 8 Apr

Free / 0141 330 4221

Wed 15 Apr

Free / 0141 330 4221

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Man at Arms Guided Tour

The Man at Arms tells bloodthirsty tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons to show off.

Dirleton Castle, North Berwick

Sun 5 Apr

Included in admission / 01620 850330

Sat 18 Apr

Free included in usual admission / 01620 850330

Sat 23 May

Normal admission charges apply / 01620 850330

Slavery, Politics and Poetry

Alastair Learmont talks about the remarkable career of poet and politician Robert Cunninghame Graham of Gartmore (1735–1797).

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 20 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

Agony Aunts: Irma Kurtz, Keren Smedley and Anna Raeburn

Richard Barber hosts a session with three agony aunts – Irma Kurtz, Keren Smedley and Anna Raeburn – to learn more about the job.

The Horsebridge Arts & Community Centre, Whitstable

Sun 17 May

£5 / 01227 281174

Anthony Sattin: Young Lawrence

Historian Anthony Sattin discuses TE Lawrence.

Salisbury Arts Centre

Sun 24 May

£8 / 01722 321744

Part of Salisbury Festival.

Berwick at War 1939–45

An exploration of WW II, marking the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

St Aidan's Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sun 10 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

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The Big Outdoor Show

An activity weekend where outdoor enthusiasts and families can visit or camp. Featuring seminars with famous explorers, mountain bike displays, wakeboarding and evening fun.

Willen Lake, Milton Keynes

Fri 22 May

£9.50–£49.50 (Family £24.50; Family £125.50–£149.50; Children £0–£19.50; Seniors £7.50) / 0871 220 0260

Conservation of Incunabula

A studio visit to see conservation work in progress along with a special talk.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Fri 15 May

Free / 0141 330 4221

David Roberts: ‘A kindly, canny Scot, well-to-do, and amazingly clever’

Krystyna Matyjaszkiewicz talks about the enduringly popular work of Roberts, a painter attracted to scenes of the Holy Land.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Apr

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

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

Wed 13 May

Free / 01792 516900

Wed 22 Jul

Free / 01792 516900

Wed 6 Jan 2016

Free / 01792 516900

Ed Dougal's Conversations with the Universe

A talk on learning to use your intuition for personal development and problem solving.

Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, Glasgow

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 0141 553 0840

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