Talks And Lectures events in Edinburgh

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Events in Edinburgh

Postgrad LIVE! Edinburgh - Masters and PhD Study + Funding Fair

Postgrad LIVE! Edinburgh - Masters and PhD Study + Funding Fair

21st February 2018
Postgrad LIVE! Edinburgh is your chance to speak to over 20 top universities about Masters & PhD study! Read more
Royal Scottish Geographical Society Inspiring People Talks: Edinburgh

Royal Scottish Geographical Society Inspiring People Talks: Edinburgh

21st February 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Royal Scottish Geographical Society for their 2017/18 programme of Inspiring People Talks! Read more
Hip and Knee Joint Pain Information Event

Hip and Knee Joint Pain Information Event

22nd February 2018
A free patient information event for anyone who is considering further treatment or exploration about knee and hip joint pain. Read more
The Queen of Crime at Valvona and Crolla Book Supper Club

The Queen of Crime at Valvona and Crolla Book Supper Club

22nd February 2018
Edinburgh East
Spend an evening with bestselling crime writer Val McDermid at Valvona & Crolla on February 22nd. Read more
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

23rd February 2018 - 25th February 2018
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Whisky and Women

Whisky and Women

23rd February 2018
We return with another fantastic lineup of guest speakers who will present a whisky (or whiskey) of her choice, talk about her work and answer questions afterwards. Read more
Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening

Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening

24th February 2018
A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening is taking place at the Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh. Read more
Sign of the Times: LGBT identities and the D/deaf community

Sign of the Times: LGBT identities and the D/deaf community

24th February 2018
An opportunity for LGBT D/deaf people to discuss their needs and the D/deaf community to learn more about LGBT identities. Read more
Stories from Scotland’s Audacious Women

Stories from Scotland’s Audacious Women

24th February 2018
A shared reading and discussion session with stories and poems by some of Scotland's most audacious women. Read more
Bicycling For Ladies: Marking The Centenary of Suffragettes On Cycles

Bicycling For Ladies: Marking The Centenary of Suffragettes On Cycles

25th February 2018
Let's celebrate the role of bicycles in emancipating women with a talk and an optional bike tour of the city. Read more
How To Be A Bad-Ass: Emotional Self-Defence

How To Be A Bad-Ass: Emotional Self-Defence

25th February 2018
Psychologist and musician Lou Mclean will discuss different issues experienced by women in the workplace and how to address them with confidence. Read more
Radical Voices: Celebrating Audacious Women!

Radical Voices: Celebrating Audacious Women!

25th February 2018
Leith
An open mic - come and listen or share a song, poem or story on the theme of Audacious Women! Read more
The Gathering - Edinburgh

The Gathering - Edinburgh

28th February 2018
Come to The Gathering at Augustine United Church, Edinburgh on February 28th to celebrate the work of Christian Aid and our partners in Bolivia! Read more
Model T Leadership - Book launch

Model T Leadership - Book launch

1st March 2018
Join The Leadership Factory on 1st March for the launch of Dr Andy Kelly's first book Model T Leadership - from Good Management to Great Leadership. Read more
In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

5th March 2018 - 7th March 2018
Hear how Alice Meredith Williams made a most significant contribution to the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Royal Scottish Geographical Society Inspiring People Talks: Edinburgh

Royal Scottish Geographical Society Inspiring People Talks: Edinburgh

8th March 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Royal Scottish Geographical Society for their 2017/18 programme of Inspiring People Talks! Read more
The Lang Siege

The Lang Siege

8th March 2018 - 9th March 2018
Meet a lowly servant and learn how he survives during a siege and why forces are attacking Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Divided Loyalties of the ’45

Divided Loyalties of the ’45

10th March 2018 - 11th March 2018
Meet a Jacobite prisoner, his redcoat captor and learn of their shared common upbringing in the highlands. Read more
Richard Holloway in Conversation

Richard Holloway in Conversation

12th March 2018
Writer, broadcaster and former Bishop of Edinburgh, Richard Holloway, talks about life and death and his new book, Waiting for the Last Bus. Read more
William Adam and Formal Landscape Design in Scotland 1720-1745

William Adam and Formal Landscape Design in Scotland 1720-1745

12th March 2018
AHSS invites you to their March lecture on the work of William Adam and Formal Landscape Design in Scotland 1720-1745. Read more
Women of Independence

Women of Independence

12th March 2018 - 13th March 2018
Hear how during the Wars of Independence, women were among some of Bruce's strongest and bravest supporters. Read more
A World in Transition – Humanity has reached a decisive moment (presentation)

A World in Transition – Humanity has reached a decisive moment (presentation)

13th March 2018
Join us at Share International to hear about unfolding world events from a unique spiritual perspective. Read more
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

14th March 2018 - 16th March 2018
Hear the true stories of two veterans- a soldier and a nurse- as they recount their tales from four years of war. Read more
Mark Dallas LIVE in Edinburgh!

Mark Dallas LIVE in Edinburgh!

19th March 2018
Mark Dallas, star of BBC's Insane Fight Club, takes you through the crazy history of Insane Championship Wrestling. Read more
Royal Scottish Geographical Society Inspiring People Talks: Edinburgh

Royal Scottish Geographical Society Inspiring People Talks: Edinburgh

21st March 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Royal Scottish Geographical Society for their 2017/18 programme of Inspiring People Talks! Read more
Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening

Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening

24th March 2018
A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening is taking place at the Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh. Read more
Is it Game Over for Codebreakers?

Is it Game Over for Codebreakers?

1st April 2018
Mark Frary, author of DeCipher, looks at what it means for a code or cipher to be impossible to crack and whether there is a future for secret services such as GCHQ. Read more
Behind the Browser

Behind the Browser

2nd April 2018
All the way from mouse click to page refresh we will explore what's going on behind the browser with Ken McBain of global technology company Viavi Solutions. Read more
A Very Short introduction to.....

A Very Short introduction to.....

3rd April 2018
Check out these 'A Very Short introduction to..' daily discussions at Summerhall on a variety of subjects! Read more
Unearthing the Secrets of Corpses

Unearthing the Secrets of Corpses

3rd April 2018
We are born, we live and then we die. But then what? Find out what happens as your body decomposes and watch a demonstration on how tissue can be preserved. Read more
A Very Short introduction to.....

A Very Short introduction to.....

4th April 2018
Check out these 'A Very Short introduction to..' daily discussions at Summerhall on a variety of subjects! Read more
Cheeseology 3.0

Cheeseology 3.0

4th April 2018
Come along for a tutored tasting journey on the technologies used to produce cheese in its many delicious varieties. Read more
Digital Grief

Digital Grief

4th April 2018
This discussion explores how we grieve in the digital age as we leave behind a world of data for those closest to us to deal with when we die. Read more
A Very Short introduction to.....

A Very Short introduction to.....

5th April 2018
Check out these 'A Very Short introduction to..' daily discussions at Summerhall on a variety of subjects! Read more
A Very Short introduction to.....

A Very Short introduction to.....

6th April 2018
Check out these 'A Very Short introduction to..' daily discussions at Summerhall on a variety of subjects! Read more
Baking in Space

Baking in Space

7th April 2018
Explore the surprising connections between everyday bakes and the extraordinary engineering that helps keeps astronauts alive in space. Read more
Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening

Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening

7th April 2018
A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening is taking place at the Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh. Read more
A Very Short introduction to.....

A Very Short introduction to.....

9th April 2018
Check out these 'A Very Short introduction to..' daily discussions at Summerhall on a variety of subjects! Read more
Lecture: The Collapse of Holyrood Abbey Church in 1768

Lecture: The Collapse of Holyrood Abbey Church in 1768

9th April 2018
Come along to the AHSS April lecture as it sheds light into the collapse of Holyrood Abbey Church in 1768. Read more
A Very Short introduction to.....

A Very Short introduction to.....

10th April 2018
Check out these 'A Very Short introduction to..' daily discussions at Summerhall on a variety of subjects! Read more
Bio-Discoveries

Bio-Discoveries

10th April 2018 - 14th April 2018
What new things have a team of biologists discovered over the past year about animals, plants and other living things. Read more
A Very Short introduction to.....

A Very Short introduction to.....

11th April 2018
Check out these 'A Very Short introduction to..' daily discussions at Summerhall on a variety of subjects! Read more
A Very Short introduction to.....

A Very Short introduction to.....

12th April 2018
Check out these 'A Very Short introduction to..' daily discussions at Summerhall on a variety of subjects! Read more
A Very Short introduction to.....

A Very Short introduction to.....

13th April 2018
Check out these 'A Very Short introduction to..' daily discussions at Summerhall on a variety of subjects! Read more
Tam Dalyell Prize Lecture

Tam Dalyell Prize Lecture

15th April 2018
Edinburgh Old Town
This year's lecture team will present their project Curious Edinburgh, a virtual walking tour that explores Edinburgh’s role in the history of science, technology and medicine. Read more
A World in Transition – Humanity has reached a decisive moment (presentation)

A World in Transition – Humanity has reached a decisive moment (presentation)

17th April 2018
Join us at Share International to hear about unfolding world events from a unique spiritual perspective. Read more
Tales of Adventure - Kendal Mountain Tour - Edinburgh

Tales of Adventure - Kendal Mountain Tour - Edinburgh

18th April 2018
A one-of-a-kind evening celebrating exploration of some of the wildest places on earth with two incredible speakers lined up, Jenny Tough and Greg Boswell. Read more
NEHH: Hollie McNish

NEHH: Hollie McNish

20th April 2018
Hollie McNish will be joining NEHH at Summerhall to perform poems, read from and chat honestly and openly from her latest poetry collections. Read more
Parkinson: Our Kind of Music

Parkinson: Our Kind of Music

21st April 2018
Take a journey through Sir Michael Parkinson’s musical DNA in words, pictures and performance in this new live show. Read more
Carol Klein - Life in a Cottage Garden

Carol Klein - Life in a Cottage Garden

28th April 2018
Join acclaimed plantswoman and bestselling author Carol Klein as she talks about life in her own beautiful cottage garden in Devon! Read more
Carol Klein: In Conversation - A Gardener’s Life

Carol Klein: In Conversation - A Gardener’s Life

28th April 2018
Don't miss a fascinating discussion with author and gardening expert Carol Klein at the Royal Botanic Gardens on 28th April! Read more
Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening

Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening

28th April 2018
A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening is taking place at the Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh. Read more
Scot Gin Fest - Edinburgh

Scot Gin Fest - Edinburgh

12th May 2018
Scotland's biggest and best Gin Festival is back and this time with a Scottish Tour which comes to The Caves Edinburgh on May 12th 2018! Read more
Spring Wildlife Walk

Spring Wildlife Walk

13th May 2018
Join the rangers on a spring walk around Holyrood Park, learn about the amazing flora and fauna and discover why spring is a great time to visit. Read more
A World in Transition – Humanity has reached a decisive moment (presentation)

A World in Transition – Humanity has reached a decisive moment (presentation)

15th May 2018
Join us at Share International to hear about unfolding world events from a unique spiritual perspective. Read more
Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening

Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening

19th May 2018
A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening is taking place at the Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh. Read more
Ferret Mischief

Ferret Mischief

20th May 2018
Find out all about playful ferrets during this day-long event at Almond Valley Heritage Centre as part of Festival of Museums. Read more
Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening

Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening

9th June 2018
A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening is taking place at the Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh. Read more
Wildflower Wander

Wildflower Wander

23rd June 2018
Join a Ranger on a guided walk to learn more about the flowers and plants of Holyrood Park. Read more
Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening

Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening

30th June 2018
A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening is taking place at the Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh. Read more
A’ fidreadh na Pàirce: Lusan is Flùraichean : Plants & Flowers

A’ fidreadh na Pàirce: Lusan is Flùraichean : Plants & Flowers

13th July 2018
Come along on this guided walk to learn to identify and name the plants of Holyrood Park in Gaelic. Read more
Sir Ranulph Fiennes – Living Dangerously

Sir Ranulph Fiennes – Living Dangerously

27th July 2018
Hear Sir Ranulph Fiennes talk about his life, from his early years to the present day, at the Usher Hall on 27th July. Read more
Go Bats!

Go Bats!

25th August 2018
Come along for a chat about bats before heading out on a night time walk around Holyrood to track down these fascinating nocturnal animals. Read more
A’ fidreadh na Pàirce: Ialtagan : Bats

A’ fidreadh na Pàirce: Ialtagan : Bats

31st August 2018
Learn about the fascinating world of Scottish bats in this information session in Holyrood Park. This event will be in Gaelic. Read more
Go Bats!

Go Bats!

7th September 2018
Come along for a chat about bats before heading out on a night time walk around Holyrood to track down these fascinating nocturnal animals. Read more
Joanna Lumley: It’s All About Me

Joanna Lumley: It’s All About Me

12th October 2018
Absolutely Fabulous star, actress and comedian, Joanna Lumley will bring her It’s All About Me tour to the EICC on October 12th! Read more
Noel Fitzpatrick is the Supervet

Noel Fitzpatrick is the Supervet

11th November 2018
The Supervet, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, is delighted to be bringing his first ever live stage show Welcome to My World to Edinburgh Playhouse on November 11th. Read more

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