Morning events, Talks & lectures, History

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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

Fairfield Heritage. Different Perspectives

Guided tour of the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Co building.

Fairfield Heritage, Glasgow

Fri 15 May

Free

Part of Festival of Museums.

Sat 16 May

Free

Part of Festival of Museums.

Sun 17 May

Free

Part of Festival of Museums.

Family History Festival

A series of exhibitions, talks and performances bringing to life stories of families associated with the communities of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Tweedmouth and Spittal from across the centuries. The Festival aims to foster links with families from the UK and beyond that have historical connections with the town.

Berwick Town Hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sat 3 Oct

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 4 Oct

Free / 01289 330900

Part of Berwick 900.

For King, Empire and Themselves

An exploration of families that influenced commerce and banking in the past.

Copped Hall, Epping

Wed 12 Aug

£25

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Horrible Histories from the Archives

A look at some of the stranger goings on from the University of Edinburgh's archibes, with some gruesome tales and unexpected stories about Edinburgh.

Anatomical Museum, Edinburgh

Sun 17 May

Free Includes exclusive tour of the Anatomy Museum / 0131 651 1438

House Family and Staff: The Country House During World War One

An exploration of how country houses were affected by the onset of war.

Copped Hall, Epping

Living History Day: From Waterloo to the World Wars

Watch history come to life with reenactments, a musketry display and accounts from a Black Watch soldier and nurse from WWI.

Black Watch - The Museum of The Black Watch, Perth

Sat 16 May

Free / 01738 638152

Part of Festival of Museums.

Lusitania Centenary Conference

A conference examining the history of the ill-fated ship. Booking is essential.

Clydebank Museum, Glasgow

Wed 13 May

Free but by invitation only / 0141 562 2400

The Salberg Studio, Salisbury

Sat 30 May

£8

Part of Salisbury Festival.

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Richard Van Emden: Gallipoli

Historian Richard van Emden discusses Gallipoli.

Salisbury Arts Centre

Fri 5 Jun

£8 / 01722 321744

Part of Salisbury Festival.

Scots in Asia

A seminar exploring the historical and contemporary experiences of Scots in Asia, held in association with the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies.

Meadows Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Jun

Free

  • 09:45 – 18:00 Scots in Asia Meadows Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh

Stephanie Dalley: The Mystery of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Stephanie Dalley discusses the Hanging Garden of Babylon.

Salisbury Arts Centre

Tue 26 May

£8 / 01722 321744

Viva la differenza? Italian towns in the early middle ages

A conference on aspect of medieval European history in honour of Dr Tom Brown, who retires from the University in 2015.

University of Edinburgh

Sat 30 May

Meadows Lecture Theatre

£30 including refreshments, lunch and drinks reception (Students £20) / 0131 650 1000

Yotties Week

Meet crew members from the Royal Yacht Britannia sailing days, returning for a special reunion. The Yotties are working alongside the current maintenance team, sharing their experiences.

Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh

Mon 18 May

Included in admission / 0131 555 5566

  • 09:30 – 16:30 Yotties Week Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh

Tue 19 May

Included in admission / 0131 555 5566

  • 09:30 – 16:30 Yotties Week Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh

Wed 20 May

Included in admission / 0131 555 5566

  • 09:30 – 16:30 Yotties Week Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh
…and 2 more dates until 22 May