Evening events, Talks & lectures, Politics

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Cartography of Exhaustion

A talk by Peter Pál Pelbart of Ueinzz Theatre Company on power, community and resistance.

Tramway, Glasgow

Sun 19 Apr

£6 for Sunday pass / 0845 330 3501

Part of ARIKA15.

The Rt Hon Alex Salmond MSP Public Lecture

A keynote lecture from former First Minister, Alex Salmond, in which he talks about his time as First Minister, the Independence Referendum and the upcoming General Election.

University Of Glasgow

Tue 21 Apr

Free (booking required)

Iain Macwhirter

Political journalist for the Sunday Herald and author of the book Road to Referendum.

The Glad Café, Glasgow

Wed 29 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 636 6119

Alistair Beaton: Political Satire

Spitting Image and Not the Nine O'Clock News satirist talks about his career.

Eldon Building, Portsmouth

Fri 17 Apr


Charlie Klendjian: Do humanists need to be more outspoken on Islam and sharia?

Charlie Klendjian, Secretary of the Lawyers’ Secular Society, discusses the work of the LSS.

Conway Hall, London WC1R

Wed 22 Apr

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Criminal Justice Policy Review: The Coalition Years & The Scottish Dimension

A conference on the Lib-Con coalition's criminal justice policy and the extent to which it has impacted on Scotland.

The Open University in Scotland, Edinburgh

Wed 22 Apr


Do Not Adjust Your Stage Presents: The Wunderkammer

Improv group Do Not Adjust Your Stage and guests present an monthly evening that's half comedy show, half Ted talk, with a different theme each time. BYOB!

Natural History Museum, London SW7

Fri 24 Apr

£12 (Members £10.80) / 020 7942 5000/5011

£12 (members £10.80) / 020 7942 5000/5011

An Evening With Ann Widdecombe

Former Tory politician and sometime ballroom dancer Ann Widdecombe talks about herself.

The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Sun 12 Apr

£17.50 / 01934 645544

Liverpool Skeptics in the Pub

An informal event held on the third Thursday every month where a guest speaker gives a talk, with Q&A. Everyone welcome.

The Vines, Liverpool

Thu 16 Apr

Free Donations welcome

Thu 21 May

Free Donations welcome

Thu 18 Jun

Free Donations welcome

…and 5 more dates until 19 Nov

Manchester Ragged University Talks

The Ragged University serves up a slice of academia with the opportunity to wash down all that new knowledge with a icy cold pint. Different speakers each time; all welcome.

Gullivers, Manchester

Mon 20 Apr

'The British Experimental Novelists of the 1960s; A Forgotten Avant Garde' by Joseph Darlington, plus 'The Countercultural Imperative; From Lebensreform to the Kibbo Kift (1890-1930)' by Anne Fernie

Poethical Readings / Intuiting the Political – Open Conversation

Denise Ferreira da Silva and Valentina Desideri host an open conversation on unorthodox ways of thinking about political situations.

Tramway, Glasgow

Sat 18 Apr

£4 for Saturday pass / 0845 330 3501

Part of ARIKA15.

Saturday Evening Lecture Series

A series of key debates in modern medicine, politics and the environment.

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 01382 385108

Allan Little talks about his experiences as a war correspondent.

Sat 2 May

Free / 01382 385108

'The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and The Secret History of Wonderland' by Robert Douglas Fairhurst.

Sat 16 May

Free / 01382 385108

Julian Bird talks about the history of the Olivier awards.

Spectator Debate: Politicians should leave the wealthy alone

Join The Spectator for a debate on wealth and politics, chaired by Andrew Neil. While the rich get even richer, low and middle income households are feeling the pinch. Are wealth taxes – such as the 'mansion tax' or the 50p tax – the answer? Or is it economically counterproductive to squeeze the rich? In a globalised…

Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London EC2Y

Wed 22 Apr

£22 (Spectator subscribers £19) / 020 7638 8891