Afternoon events, Talks & lectures, History

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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

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

…and 8 more dates until 10 Jun

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


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

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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

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


Part of Salisbury Festival.

'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

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

Tue 31 Mar

Free / 0141 330 4221

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 0141 330 4221

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0141 330 4221

…and 69 more dates until 21 Jun

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

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The Real Loch Ness Monster

Gary Campbell (President of the Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club) and Cait McCullagh, (Curator at IMAG) present a talk on the sightings, findings and traditions for deep loch activity in the Highlands.

Inverness Museum & Art Gallery

Thu 7 May

£3 / 01463 237114

Part of Inverness Science Festival.

Richard III: The Image of a King

Curators from the Yorkshire Museum discuss how Richard III was portrayed to the masses in art and on coinage.

Yorkshire Museum

Tue 21 Apr

£5 / 01904 687687

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

The Women Who Went to War

A talk on the development of Scottish Women's Hospitals during the Great War. A film is also shown on the subject.

Inverness Museum & Art Gallery

Fri 17 Apr

£3 / 01463 237114