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Cors Dyfi Walk and Talk - Reptiles and Amphibians

Learn more about what makes the Cors Dyfi its home, why it is here and how it lives. Our programme of 'Walks and Talks' has been designed to help you understand more about this amazing reserve. Each walk has a different focus outlined in the title. The distance may not be huge but the views, wildlife and interpretation…

Cors Dyfi, Machynlleth

Tue 11 Aug

Suggested donation £3.00 for adults, members and children free.

Cors Dyfi Walk and Talk - Reserve Wildlife

Learn more about what makes the Cors Dyfi its home, why it is here and how it lives. Our programme of 'Walks and Talks' has been designed to help you understand more about this amazing reserve. Each walk has a different focus outlined in the title. The distance may not be huge but the views, wildlife and interpretation…

Cors Dyfi, Machynlleth

Tue 26 May

Suggested donation £3.00 for adults, members and children free.

The Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA) – Defending Academic Freedom

CARA has provided protection to ‘at-risk’ academics for over 80 years. This event will discuss CARA’s work assisting academics who, for reasons of persecution and conflict, are unable to continue their research in their countries of origin. Speakers include current CARA scholars from Syria and GRAMNet’s Professor…

University of Glasgow

Mon 15 Jun

Free / 0141 330 5511

Part of Refugee Festival Scotland.

Cowalfest

Walking festival that takes place amid the natural splendour of the Cowal peninsula with walks focussing on heritage, wildlife or just a good work-out. As well as an extensive range of guided walks for all ages and abilities, there are also drama workshops for children, horse riding, orienteering, exhibitions, art…

Cowal Peninsula

Fri 2 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01369 703785

Sat 3 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01369 703785

Sun 4 Oct

Times & prices vary / 01369 703785

…and 7 more dates until 11 Oct

Crick Crack Club Talk: Lives in Myth by Hugh Lupton

A talk on the idea of myth, by Hugh Lypton.

The Swedenborg Society, London WC1A

Wed 10 Jun

£8 / 020 7405 7986

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Crime Scene Weekend

No, this isn't a mass-viewing of the latest CSI boxset. It's a course, delivered by crime scene examiners, which explores key forensic disciplines and offers participants the chance to engage with interactive and practical exercises like real crime scene examiners.

Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre

Sat 13 Jun

£240 for entire weekend / 0141 890 1111

Note: this is a two-day event, with the fee covering both days.

Sun 14 Jun

£240 for entire weekend / 0141 890 1111

Note: this is a two-day event, with the fee covering both days.

Crimes of the Powerful Launch

A series of panel discussions and workshops with a range of keynote speakers to launch Crimes of the Powerful seeks to provide a network and database for teachers, researchers, students and activists across and beyond Europe who have an interest studying and confronting corporate and state crimes and harms.Presented by…

University of Abertay, Dundee

Fri 5 Jun

Free. Booking essential.

Part of Refugee Festival Scotland.

Culture and Cake Series

Historical talks, tea and cake. What a combo, eh?

Redoubt Fortress And Military Museum, Eastbourne

Sat 17 Oct

£6 / 01323 410300

What happened in just a few thousand years to make humans leap from the Stone Age to where we are now? Heritage service manager Jo Seaman presents this talk followed by a Q&A.

Wed 28 Oct

£6 / 01323 410300

Redoubt's collection curator Damian Etherington takes a look at the women's suffrage movement in Eastbourne. Followed by a Q&A.

Wed 4 Nov

£6 / 01323 410300

Through the eye of the needle: Heritage Officer Katherine Buckland explores how the sewing needle changed the world

Sat 14 Nov

£6 / 01323 410300

Dr Matt Pope discusses how to survive the next ice age in Eastbourne

Dan Cruickshank: The Recreation Of Lost Buildings

The TV presenter talks about some building that have been lost and then recovered, including the on-going campaign to reinstate the Euston Arch, which was demolished in 1961.

King's Lynn Arts Centre

Wed 22 Jul

£15 / 01553 764864

Part of King's Lynn Festival.

Quay Theatre, Sudbury

Sat 18 Jul

£14 / 01787 374745

Dancing the Diaspora: The Umfundalai Technique of Contemporary African

C Kemal Nance teaches a Umfundalai technique of contemporary African dance workshop followed by a lecture and Q&A.

The Place, London WC1H

Sun 31 May

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David Bailey’s Stardust Opening Lecture: Tim Marlow

Tim Marlow, Director of Artistic Programmes, Royal Academy London, who wrote the essay on ‘Bailey and Portraiture’ for the Bailey’s Stardust catalogue, discusses the photographer’s life and work. Marlow is a distinguished curator, cultural commentator, broadcaster and author.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 20 Jul

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

£5 (£4) / 0131 624 6200

Tue 21 Jul

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

£5 (£4) / 0131 624 6200

Wed 22 Jul

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

£5 (£4) / 0131 624 6200

…and 5 more dates until 27 Jul

Dealing With Challenging Behaviours

Learn more about challenging behaviours and how to support someone who is displaying them.

Pen Green Centre, Corby

Mon 22 Jun

Sold out

Demonstration of Mediumship

UK Ghost Nights mediums (media?) Valerie Russell, Matt Brooks and Dave Vickers host an evening of the paranormal. Ages 16+. Booking is essential.

Adamton Country House Hotel, Prestwick

Fri 29 May

£10 / 07403 559566

Derek Michael Besant: In Other Words … – Artist Talk

Besant delivers a gallery tour of the works in his new solo exhibition In Other Words …, discussing his inspiration and wider practice.

Edinburgh Printmakers

Thu 30 Jul

Free / 0131 557 2479

Derek Taylor: Magna Carta – England's Greatest Export

Historian and author of Magna Carta in 20 Places Derek Taylor discusses why the Magna Carter went global.

Dartmouth House, London W1J

Mon 8 Jun

£10 (Members £8) / 0207 529 1574

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Destitution and Dignity

What is the Refugee Convention? What does ‘asylum’ mean? What is destitution and why does it happen? Get answers at our event about the complex and confusing UK asylum system. Hear about a new project in Glasgow that will make a difference to people affected by destitution. Lunch provided. Presented by Refugee Survival…

The Lodging House Mission, Glasgow

Fri 5 Jun

Free. Booking Essential / 0141 353 5603

Part of Refugee Festival Scotland.

Diamond Masterclass

Join a team of experts to learn all about diamonds and metals. With wine and nibbles.

Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh

Thu 11 Jun

Free / 0131 553 1131

Thu 9 Jul

Free / 0131 553 1131

Thu 13 Aug

Free / 0131 553 1131

…and 3 more dates until 12 Nov

Dig for Victory Show

A 1940s themed festival celebrating the 'best of British'. Featuring historical re-enactments, restored war-time vehicles, vintage clothing, a children's trail and more.

North Somerset Showground, Bristol

Sat 13 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed

Dignity and Rights for Women Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Experience an open debate on women refugees’ rights where women will give their views on their dignities since they have arrived in Scotland. Followed by a fashion show, dance and song. Scottish and African dishes will be shared as a symbol of our multicultural environment to mark everyone’s dignity and rights. Presented…

Pearce Institute, Glasgow

Sat 20 Jun

Free. Donations welcome. To book childcare contact info@karibuscotland.org.uk / 0141 258 2535 / 0141 445 6007

Part of Refugee Festival Scotland.

Dinosaur Hunter

Meet a real-life dinosaur hunter! Join the University of Edinburgh's Dr Steve Brusatte and hear about his quest to find prehistoric beasts in Scotland. Part of Kelvingrove (event 36).

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Sat 6 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9599

Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

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Director’s Cut with Roger Michell

Find out what it’s like to direct Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant.  Roger Michell discusses making films such as Notting Hill in this Director’s Cut event with audience Q&A, hosted by Professor Alan Marcus. www.abdn.ac.uk/directorscut

King's College Conference Centre, Aberdeen

Sun 31 May

£6 (Concessions £4) / 01224 273874

Part of May Festival 2015.

Discover The Benefits Of Being Online

A five-week course for those with limited or no computer experience, talking about why it's good to get online and helping you get started.

Action Resource Centre (ARC), Swansea

Wed 22 Jul

Sold out / 01792 516900

Thu 1 Oct

Free / 01792 516900

Wed 6 Jan 2016

Free / 01792 516900

Swansea Central Library

Tue 16 Jun

Sold out

Wed 17 Jun

Sold out

Wed 22 Jul

Sold out

…and 9 more dates until 4 Nov

Discovering People: Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE

A talk with broadcaster, actress, writer and television producer Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE.

Royal Geographical Society (With The Institute Of British Geographers), London SW7

Thu 28 May

£10 (Members £7) / 020 7591 3000

Diversity in Dunbartonshire

A unique event to celebrate the richness and vibrancy of West Dunbartonshire’s communities and Scotland as a place of sanctuary for those fleeing conflict and persecutions. Featuring keynotes speakers, information on refugee experiences, cultural performances and creative workshops. Presented by Isaro Social Integration…

Centre 81, Clydebank

Wed 10 Jun

Free. Drop in. / 0141 533 7070

Part of Refugee Festival Scotland.

Dom Joly: Here Comes the Clown

Dom Joly discusses his life and work as he presents his latest biography, Here Comes the Clown.

The Salberg Studio, Salisbury

Fri 29 May

£8

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