Before 5pm, Talks & lectures

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Glasgow Comic Con

Indulge your love of all things graphic at this fiesta of films, comics and fandoms. There's also book dealers, toy sellers, indie comic publishers and comic creators – everything your comic-loving heart desires. Special guests tbc.

The Art School, Glasgow

Sat 4 Jul

£8–£20 (tbc) / 0141 352 4900

CCA, Glasgow

Sat 4 Jul

£8–£20 (tbc) / 0141 352 4900

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

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

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.

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

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Alternative Dream Therapy

Installation performance and personalised experience in which Dr Stratus guides audience members through the nonsensical world of dreams. A co-production between NapTrap and Theatre Delicatessen.

Theatre Delicatessen, London EC1R

Sat 2 May

£10 (£8)

Sat 9 May

£10 (£8)

Sat 16 May

£10 (£8)

…and 2 more dates until 30 May

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre, Motherwell

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 01698 274 590

Mon 27 Apr

Free / 01698 274 590

Tue 28 Apr

Free / 01698 274 590

…and 39 more dates until 6 Jun

Anthony Sattin: Young Lawrence

Historian Anthony Sattin discuses TE Lawrence.

Salisbury Arts Centre

Sun 24 May

£8 / 01722 321744

Part of Salisbury Festival.

The Artistry of My Father's Portraits by Sebastian Hedgecoe

Sebastian Hedgecoe, son of the late John Hedgecoe, discusses his father's work.

King's Lynn Arts Centre

Sat 11 Jul

£6 (under 18s £3) / 01553 764864

Autism Awareness: What is Autism?

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

Pen Green Centre, Corby

Mon 1 Jun

£9.50

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Beneath the Sea – My journey into underwater photography

Leena Roy of Basingstoke Camera Club talks about her journey into underwater photography. Booking is essential.

Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Thu 16 Jul

£3 / 01256 478670

Berwick and the First World War

Explore Berwick's contribution to WW I.

Berwick Town Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Berwick at War 1939–45

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

Barracks and Main Guard, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Sun 10 May

Free / 08703 331181

Part of Berwick 900.

Berwick Town Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sat 9 May

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 10 May

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

St Aidan's Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sun 10 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

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.

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

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Bumps in the Night: Edinburgh Blackout Injuries in WWII

Learn more about the enforced blackouts during WWII.

Anatomical Museum, Edinburgh

Sun 17 May

Free

Includes exclusive tour of the Anatomy Museum. Part of Festival of Museums.

Burke's Bones and Other Curiosities from the Anatomy Collections

A glimpse into the University's anatomy collection.

Anatomical Museum, Edinburgh

Sat 16 May

Free / 0131 651 1438

Includes exclusive tour of the Anatomy Museum Part of Festival of Museums.

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

Bygone Borderlands

Exhibition and talks about life in the bordlerlands.

Berwick Town Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sat 2 May

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 3 May

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Caroline Criado-Perez: Do It Like a Woman

The woman who took on the Bank of England, Twitter and the criminal justice system reads from her book Do it Like a Woman.

Norwich Cathedral

Sun 17 May

£8 / 01603 630000

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Carry on Curator Talk

Collection curator Damian Etherington delivers interactive talks.

Redoubt Fortress And Military Museum, Eastbourne

Tue 28 Jul

Free with museum entry / 01323 410300

Seaward Ho! Hang the Treasure: Exploring a range of objects that could be treasure, from secret documents to shiny coins

Tue 18 Aug

Free with museum entry / 01323 410300

How many hours in Spits? – a talk on Eastbourne and the RAF, along with an opportunity to look at the story of one man’s life in RAF.

Tue 22 Sep

Free with museum entry / 01323 410300

Who's Absent? – Where did our soldiers come from 1701-1915?

Carry on Curator: The Machine Guns Chuckled – Tut-tut! Tut-tut!

The Redoubt's collection curator Damian Etherington hosts a series of interactive talks on weapons housed at the museum.

Redoubt Fortress And Military Museum, Eastbourne

Tue 26 May

Free with Museum Entry / 01323 410300

An Cogadh Mor

A talk about the Great War in Skye and Lochalsh.

Aros Centre, Isle of Skye

Fri 15 May

£16.80 / 01478 613750

The Colours & Textures of Central Australia

Lecture by Susan Scott-Wakeling about the visual aspects of the central Australian landscape.

Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Thu 27 Aug

£3 / 01256 478670

The Confidence-Karma Workshop

One-day workshop introducing the Confidence-Karma approach, based on the book Unlock Your Confidence by Dr Gary Wood.

Healthy Life Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 16 May

Earlybird £37 full price £47 / 0131 229 0724

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