Afternoon events, Talks & lectures, History

15 events

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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.

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

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

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 6 more dates until 28 Apr

'For the Inspection of the Public': The Story of Dulwich Picture Gallery

Ian Dejardin of Dulwich Picture Gallery talks about the gallery's long and illustrious heritage.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 12 May

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

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Free Cultural Heritage Talk

Free lunchtime talks delivered in partnership with Leeds University's Brotherton Library. These talks, given by people who work with the collections, reveal some of the remarkable objects that the Brotherton collects and makes accessible for both the University and the public. You are welcome to bring your own dinner to…

Central Library, Leeds

Thu 12 Mar

Free / 01132 476 016

The Lost Library of Kirkstall Abbey: Only a few objects associated with medieval Kirkstall survive and a missal, published in 1516 and now in Leeds Central Library, is believed to be one. Hear about the role the monks of Kirkstall played in the medieval society.

Harbours, Bridges and Canals: John Rennie, Scottish Engineer

Dr Donal Bateson gives a short talk on Scottish engineer John Rennie, designer of the original Waterloo Bridge as well as some spectacular works in Ireland, including the 90-mile Royal Canal and Dun Laoghaire's magnificent Harbour.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 0141 330 4221

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

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 7 Mar

Free / 0141 330 4221

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 0141 330 4221

Tue 10 Mar

Free / 0141 330 4221

…and 89 more dates until 21 Jun

Land Girls and Munitionettes: Witnessing War on the Home Front in the Great War

Illustrated talk by Dr Gill Clarke on the differing roles played by women working on the Home Front during WWI.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 3 Mar

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

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Painted Ladies: Renaissance Beauty and Cosmetic Practices

The head of research at Shakespeare's Globe, Dr Farah Karim-Cooper, talks about early modern ideas about beauty and how Renaissance women used the products available at the time to realise them.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 11 Mar

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

Past & Present

In our Past & Present sessions, contemporary speakers give a personal response to favourite past poets. Elizabeth Melville, Lady Culross, was the earliest known Scottish woman to see her work in print when she published "Ane Godlie Dreame" in 1603. In 2014 Germaine Greer unveiled a flagstone commemorating her in…

Town Hall, St Andrews

Thu 5 Mar

£3.75 (£2.75) / 01334 470770

Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

Roman Armour

What did the Romans ever wear for us? Using evidence from archaeology and contemporary sculpture, Dr Jon Coulston explores how a Roman soldier based in Northern Britain would have dressed and what weapons he would have carried.

McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum

Thu 7 May

Free / 01382 307200

  • 15:00 – 16:00 Roman Armour McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum

Roman Occupation

The castle has been occupied by the Roman Army, so now's your chance to see what it was like to serve in it beyond the northern frontier.

Broughty Castle Museum, Dundee

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 01382 436916

Taking Part: What did you do in the Referendum

A discussion about democratic participation aimed at women who voted in the 2014 Scottish independence referendum.

Arthurstone Community Library, Dundee

Thu 5 Mar

Free

Part of Dundee Women's Festival.