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The Gentle Art of Assertiveness – Talk and Meditation

Raja Yoga meditation teacher Linda Lee gives a talk on the gentle art of assertiveness.

Inner Space Glasgow Meditation Centre

Sat 27 Jun

Free / 0141 552 7446

George Campbell Hay Centenary Celebration Concert

A concert and an art exhibition in honour of the centenary of the birth of Scottish poet George Campbell Hay.

Tarbert Village Hall

Sat 5 Dec

£5–£10

Ticket includes exhibition entry.

California Gardens, Goole

Mon 27 Apr

Prices to be confirmed

Tue 28 Apr

Prices to be confirmed

Wed 29 Apr

Prices to be confirmed

…and 86 more dates until 24 Jul

Give Us a Hand!

A showcase of cutting edge research in tissue regeneration and perception with Professor Andy Hart.

The Butterfly and the Pig, Glasgow

Wed 20 May

£3 / 0141 221 7711

Part of Pint of Science Festival.

Graham Fagen: Scotland + Venice

Graham Fagen, fresh from the Venice Biennale, talks about his new work.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 20 May

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

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Great Expectations

Join us for this fascinating lecture on the history of midwifery in Scotland. In celebration of 100 years of the Midwife (Scotland) Act, Joan Cameron, who is Senior Lecturer in the Mother and Infant Research Unit at the University of Dundee, discusses the contribution this legislative change made to the care of women and…

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Fri 15 May

Free / 0141 241 6210

Part of Festival of Museums.

  • 18:15 – 21:00 Great Expectations The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Gregg Wallace

A talk from MasterChef's Gregg Wallace about his life and career, plus he busts out a cooking demonstration – of his favourite desserts, no less.

Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Sun 10 May

£16.50 (£15; £14) / 01903 206206

Harmonise All Relationships – Talk and Meditation

A talk exploring how a spiritual approach can improve relationships.

Inner Space Glasgow Meditation Centre

Thu 25 Jun

Free / 0141 552 7446

Healing a Broken Heart

What becomes of the broken hearted? They come to this talk and medication, apparently.

Inner Space Glasgow Meditation Centre

Thu 28 May

Free / 0141 552 7446

Inner Space Glasgow Meditation Centre

Thu 18 Jun

Free / 0141 552 7446

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Helping to Create Dementia Friendly Communities

Rina Persaud leads a session on dementia awareness.

Radlett Reform Synagogue

Mon 11 May

Highland Archaeology Festival

A fortnight of investigations into Scotland's ancient past, including walks, practical demonstrations, family events, self-guided trails, insights into recent research, historical talks, and plenty of chances for visitors to get their hands dirty exploring what lies beneath this famous landscape.

Various venues: Highlands

Fri 2 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sat 3 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sun 4 Oct

Times & prices vary

…and 14 more dates until 18 Oct

The History of Gluttony

Linda Moulton From bacon ice cream to cronuts, sriracha to wasabi, Atkins to Paleo, the history of the culinary world has always been diverse, ever-changing, a bit weird, but always fascinating. Join Linda and her passionate and confusing fascination with all things food.

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

International 4

£8.50 / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

International 4

£8.50 / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

International 4

£8.50 / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

House and Garden – A Picture In Poetry

Margaret Cuthbert leads a session on poetry that explores man-made environments.

Copped Hall, Epping

Tue 21 Jul

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

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The Importance of Visual Structure and How to Implement It

Learn about the importance of visual schedules and how they help people with autism.

Pen Green Centre, Corby

Mon 18 May

Mon 8 Jun

In Focus: Achilles Lamenting the Death of Patroclus

Art historian Ailsa Turner discusses Gavin Hamilton's painting of Achilles lamenting his fallen comrade.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 22 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

In Focus: Interior of St Bavo's Church, Haarlem (1648) by Pieter Saenredam

Andrew Paterson talks about Saenredam's paintings of church interiors and the significance they had for the original viewer in the 17th century.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 8 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

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 29 Apr

Free / 0141 330 4221

Wed 6 May

Free / 0141 330 4221

Wed 13 May

Free / 0141 330 4221

…and 4 more dates until 10 Jun

InnovationNation Lectures

A series of events showcasing some of Scotland’s leading innovators in science, technology, business and the arts.

EICC, Edinburgh

Thu 21 May

Free / 0131 300 3000

InnovationBody. Professor Margaret Frame and Professor Catherine Geissler deliver the intriguing keynote addresses.

Mon 22 Jun

Free / 0131 300 3000

InnovationTechnology. Chris Forrest and Professor Harald Haas deliver the keynote addresses.

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An Introduction To 123 Magic

Parents and guardians can learn about 123 Magic – a technique that helps children to stop unwanted behaviour.

Pen Green Centre, Corby

Mon 18 May

£9.50

Mon 29 Jun

£9.50

Introduction to Shamanism

A course exploring the basics of shamanic practice.

Bodywise, Manchester

Sat 11 Jul

£40

Introduction to the World of Wine

This eight-week course serves as an introduction to the world of wine. Journey across the globe, visiting a variety of wine-making countries, tasting everything from Chianti Classico to Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow

Thu 21 May

£175 / 0141 447 0446

Please note: This course runs 21 May–9 Jun, 2015.

Thu 28 May

£175 / 0141 447 0446

Please note: This course runs 21 May–9 Jun, 2015.

Thu 4 Jun

£175 / 0141 447 0446

Please note: This course runs 21 May–9 Jun, 2015.

…and 50 more dates until 10 Nov

Introduction to Wine Tasting

Learn how taste like a professional by identifying aromas and flavours, learning about how climate affects wine, exploring the wine making process and learning principles of food and wine matching. Of course, there's a chance to taste wines from around the globe.

Jurys Inn Glasgow

Wed 24 Jun

£22.50 / 0141 447 0446

Thu 23 Jul

£22.50 / 0141 447 0446

Thu 5 Nov

£22.50 / 0141 447 0446

Thu 10 Dec

£22.50 / 0141 447 0446

Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow

Thu 21 May

£22.50 / 0141 447 0446

Tue 22 Sep

£22.50 / 0141 447 0446

Irving Finkel - The Ark Before Noah – Decoding The Story Of The Flood

Exploring how one clay tablet allowed Dr Irving Finkel, a world expert in cuneiform tablets from Mesopotamia, to discover more about the Babylonian Story of the Flood.

The Salberg Studio, Salisbury

Sat 30 May

£8

Part of Salisbury Festival.

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