Evening events, Talks & lectures, Politics

17 events

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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

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Thu 23 Apr

£9 / 0141 287 2999

Part of Aye Write!.

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) / 0141 330 5511

Caroline Criado-Perez: Do It Like a Woman

The woman who took on the Bank of England, Twitter and the criminal justice system reads from her book Do it Like a Woman.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Mon 20 Apr

£9 / 0141 287 2999

Part of Aye Write!.

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

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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

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


Critical Whiteness: US and UK perspectives

A talk on the historical nature of the concept of 'whiteness' from a pioneer in the field, Kansas University's Prof David Roediger.

Nottingham Contemporary

Wed 20 May

Free / 0115 948 9750

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

Does Aid Work?

A lecture from the Rt Hon Clare Short on aid.

All Hallows By The Tower Church, London EC3R

Mon 27 Apr

Free / 020 7481 2928

  • 18:00 – 19:00 Does Aid Work? All Hallows By The Tower Church, London
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An Evening With Ann Widdecombe

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

Key Theatre, Peterborough

Tue 2 Jun

£15 / 01733 207239

Gordon Kerr: A Short History of the Vietnam War

Glaswegian historian Gordon Kerr introduces his book which explains how America became involved in a conflict that, from the outset, many claimed it could never win. Chaired by Magnus Linklater.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Wed 22 Apr

£9 / 0141 287 2999

Part of Aye Write!.

Lebo Mashile & Niq Mhlongo: South African Writers

Hip-hop poet Niq Mhlongo celebrates 21 years of South African democracy.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Thu 23 Apr

£9 / 0141 287 2999

Part of Aye Write!.

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 21 May

Free Donations welcome

Thu 18 Jun

Free Donations welcome

Thu 16 Jul

Free Donations welcome

…and 4 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

Oggy Boytchev: Simpson and I

The TV producer spills the beans on what it's really like to set off into a war zone with distinguished BBC news correspondent John Simpson.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Mon 20 Apr

£9 / 0141 287 2999

Part of Aye Write!.

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Sun 3 May

£7 ( £5) / 01434 652477

Saturday Evening Lecture Series

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

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

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.