Evening events, 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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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

…and 2 more dates until 14 Mar

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 13 Mar

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

Fri 20 Mar

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

Fri 27 Mar

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

…and 4 more dates until 24 Apr

LateLab: Beauty by Design

Discussions of the Beauty by Design exhibition.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 17 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Alan Johnson: Talk

A talk from the politician, Alan Johnson.

Elmgreen School, London SE27

Tue 17 Mar

£10

All profits go to the Family Rights Group, of which Alan is a patron

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Head on Fire: Closing the Divide Between Physical and Mental Health

A discussion on mental health issues, with author Matt Haig speaking about his new book Reasons To Stay Alive, performances from poet Jenny Lindsay of Rally & Broad, Richard Holloway as chair and music from Withered Hand.

St George's Tron Church, Glasgow

Tue 10 Mar

£6 / 0141 332 2795

£1 from every ticket sold ia donated to the Mental Health Foundation. Tickets are also available from Waterstones Argyle Street.

Saba Douglas-Hamilton: A Life with Elephants

Elephant conservationist and wildlife TV presenter Saba Douglas-Hamilton discusses animal stories and tells tales of her life in Kenya.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Mon 9 Mar

£17.50 (£13.50) / 0131 248 4848

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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Cinema Made in Italy

Annual five day Italian film festival. Catch the latest cinematic gems from Italy, and go behind the scenes with a series of lively Q&A sessions.

Ciné lumière, London SW7

Sat 7 Mar

£10–£12 / 020 7871 3515

Sun 8 Mar

£10–£12 / 020 7871 3515

Mon 9 Mar

£10–£12 / 020 7871 3515

French Conversation with Yakety Yak Language Cafe

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

28 York Place, Edinburgh

Mon 9 Mar

£8 / 07826 555134

Mon 16 Mar

£8 / 07826 555134

Mon 23 Mar

£8 / 07826 555134

…and 18 more dates until 27 Jul

Henderson's Vegetarian Restaurant, Edinburgh

Wed 11 Mar

£8 / 07826 555134

Wed 18 Mar

£8 / 07826 555134

Wed 25 Mar

£8 / 07826 555134

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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

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

Cafe Science Extra

A meeting on the second Wednesday of the month to hear about the latest research from scientists over a coffee.

Dundee Science Centre

Wed 11 Mar

Free / 01382 228800

Good Vibrations? Engineering Safer and Quicker Railways & Roads with Dr Xueyu Geng

Dundee Astronomical Society Lectures

Learn more about the fascinating universe we live in at these monthly lectures from Dundee Astronomical Society.

Mills Observatory, Dundee

Fri 13 Mar

Free / 01382 435967

Please note: talks are not suitable for younger children.

Fri 27 Mar

Free / 01382 435967

Please note: talks are not suitable for younger children.

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

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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

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

Planetarium Shows

Take a tour of the night sky in the planetarium. Learn about constellations, asteroids and galaxies and more. Booking is essential.

Mills Observatory, Dundee

Fri 27 Mar

£1 (Children £0.50) / 01382 435967

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

Free / 0131 667 1522

Part of Festival of Sacred Music.

Winter Talks

A series of talks on a variety of astronomy and technology topics

Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

Mon 9 Mar

£3 (£1.50) / 0131 6688263

Mon 16 Mar

£3 (£1.50) / 0131 6688263

Mon 23 Mar

£3 (£1.50) / 0131 6688263

Mon 30 Mar

£3 (£1.50) / 0131 6688263

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Access Film Club

Monthly film club held in collaboration with Scottish Autism. Featuring screenings and discussions in a welcoming and accessible environment. Ages 15+.

Glasgow Film Theatre

Tue 10 Mar

£5 / 0141 332 6535

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

The Christopher Durston Memorial Lecture

Prof John Morrill, general editor of a new edition of the Writings and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell, discusses England's most controversial head of state. (That would be Oliver Cromwell himself, incidentally.)

Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth

Tue 17 Mar

£6.60 (£4.50) / 01752 585050

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

The Haymarket, Basingstoke

Thu 2 Apr

£17.50 / 01256 844244

Hull New Theatre

Tue 24 Mar

£17.50 / 01482 226655

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The FinTech Innovation Awards 2015

Global financial and payments technology industry awards show presented by PaymentEye and bobsguide.

The Brewery, London EC1Y

Wed 18 Mar

£300 / 0208 0809 368

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