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'Our weekly Friday night meetings are a great opportunity to meet like minded people with an interest in astronomy and spaceflight. Enjoy the weekly space news and a range of guest speakers who are experts in their subjects.'

Category Edinburgh

'The Astronomical Society of Edinburgh (ASE) has been holding meetings in Edinburgh to inform members and the general public about astronomy since 1924 ... Anyone interested in astronomy is eligible for membership. There are no entry requirements and we try to have some of our meetings suitable for beginners to astronomy. Our meetings are normally open to non-members so please feel free to come to a meeting or two before deciding if you want to join us as a member. While we are predominantly a local Edinburgh society, we do have members from all over the UK and the world.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Glasgow

'The Astronomical Society of Glasgow is the largest Astronomical Society in Scotland, and is dedicated to promoting an interest in Astronomy. The Society has been promoting Astronomy in Glasgow for over 100 years.  Membership of the Society is open to all; and anyone, even with the vaguest interests in Astronomy, is welcome to find out what the Society is about ... The Society holds nine regular monthly lecture meetings from September through to May each year ... The Society is also involved in a number of outreach events, bringing Astronomy to the people of Glasgow and further afield. At these events we provide a number of telescopes and the knowledge of the members to assist the public to look through them to see the craters on the moon, planets and distant stars. If the skies aren't clear on a particular evening, then we will share our knowledge with presentations and talks on various astronomy topics.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Glasgow

'Aye Write is Glasgow's Book Festival, and Scotland’s second biggest book festival. It was founded in 2005 and since 2007 has been an annual fixture on Glasgow's culture calendar. Celebrating the best in national, international and local writing, Aye Write annually brings authors from all over the world to Glasgow. Events usually take place in the festival’s main home, the beautiful Mitchell Library, one of Europe's largest public libraries and along with other key cultural venues across the city. ' Normally held May.

LECTURES and TALKSFestival Programme
Category Glasgow

'Formed in 1983 to further the study of all aspects of the Caledonian Railway, its constituents, subsidiaries and successors, in all their forms and activities.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
Category Central Scotland

'Formed in 1990 to serve the needs of those interested in family history who lived in what was then Central Region. The Society covers the old counties of Clackmannanshire, Stirlingshire and West Perthshire, including the parishes of Bo'ness and Carriden which were in West Lothian ... The Society aims to cater for members who wish to pursue further their existing knowledge, or provide support for those wishing to begin their research. Regular meetings are held in Stirling, where expert speakers deal with aspects of genealogy and local history.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
Category Edinburgh

'The longest running Centre outside Canada ... Its research focus lies primarily in the social sciences, in Politics and International Relatoins, Sociology, Social Anthropology and Social Policy ... We run regular Open Research Seminars, Conferences and Special Events and Lectures throughout the year.'

Category Edinburgh

Includes 'a series of new public art commissions and over 45 major exhibitions at galleries, museums and artist-run spaces'. Usually held each year in August.

LECTURES and TALKSFestival Programme
Category Edinburgh

'The Edinburgh Climate Change Institute was established in 2010 and has consistently worked towards a climate neutral Scotland and wider world.' Their 'Events' Section is 'a database of relevant events and educational opportunities from ECCI, the University of Edinburgh and our partners - and around the climate change community'.

LECTURES and TALKSResearch Programme
Category Edinburgh

'The object of the Club is to advance the education of the public concerning the life and works of Sir Walter Scott. We do this via meetings, lectures, online publications and excursions, as well as by supporting other groups who share our passion for Scott. We have around 5 or 6 lectures per year as well as an Annual Dinner, and a joint lecture with Edinburgh University English Dept. where we award our Scottish Literary Studies Medal .'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Edinburgh

'Our aim is to promote an interest in contemporary, historic and heritage public transport, encompassing buses, coaches, railway traffic and other vehicles. We meet regularly in the Edinburgh area to discuss our interests in an informal friendly situation, in the form of indoor meetings in the Autumn and Winter seasons, and outdoor events in the Spring and Summer months. Our Winter meetings, from September to April (except January), consist of slide shows, talks and presentations by invited industry managers, knowledgable historians, and our own enthusiastic members. Summer meetings, from May to August when there are more daylight hours, are normally bus trips to various locations on interesting vintage, heritage or modern buses hired for the occasion.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Edinburgh
LECTURES and TALKSFestival Programme
Category Glasgow

'The Geological Society of Glasgow was founded in 1858 – the year in which Darwin and Wallace presented the idea of Natural Selection! ... The Society has a programme of monthly lectures, running from October to May, on topics by leading experts in their fields. We also run field excursions from April to September.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category Glasgow

Glasgow Women's Library 'support thousands of women across Scotland every year to improve their lives through our services and programmes, including support and activities that tackle a wide range of issues from poverty and women’s health, sexuality and surviving violence ... Learning is at the heart of what we do: we deliver over 200 innovative events and activities across Scotland every year, from film screenings to guided walks and core programmes including our Adult Literacy and Numeracy and Black and Minority Ethnic Women’s Projects'.

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme
Category Edinburgh

'Part of a worldwide network, the Institut français d’Écosse encourages cultural exchanges and presents the best of French culture. Enjoy our wide offer: French courses, talks, activities for kids, festivals, live music, theatre performances, library collections and film screening.'

Category Edinburgh

'One of the world's premier Institutes for Advanced Study. We support innovative research and public engagement activities across the arts, humanities and social sciences through a range of interdisciplinary and international projects and programmes ... Over the years, IASH has focused on a number of key questions in the humanities, especially those which have relevance to the position of Edinburgh within the tradition of the Scottish Enlightenment, a tradition which continues to have relevance today. We encourage work that is inventive and exploratory, and especially work that forges links between the humanities and the interpretive or historical social sciences, and between the humanities in this broad sense and the medical, natural and technological sciences.'

Category Edinburgh

'The Italian Cultural Institute, Edinburgh is the official Italian governmental body dedicated to promoting Italian language and culture in Scotland and Northern Ireland organising a wide series of events.'

Category Edinburgh
LECTURES and TALKSFestival Programme
Category Fife

'We are a small friendly stamp and postcard club that meets in the afternoons during a season in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. We have a loyal group of members with a different level of knowledge between them all, which all goes well for new members who wish to learn. Come along have a chat and coffee see what you think, everyone welcome ... We have guest speakers from clubs all over Scotland and local members giving talks and display.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
Category Renfrewshire

'Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursdays of the month, September – April (excluding December) ... Visitors are always welcome.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category East Lothian

'Exists to preserve Musselburgh’s built heritage and encourage good-quality new designs which will last into the future ... We run a lively winter programme of monthly talks on diverse subjects such as historic architecture, local archaeology & history, wildlife and conservation projects. We organise trips to places of interest which relate to heritage or conservation. The Musselburgh Conservation Society is a membership-based organisation but all our talks and events are open to the public.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
Category St Andrews

'Programme of the University of St Andrews Open Association including the Friday Evening Lecture Series: 'The lectures start at 8.00 pm and last until approximately 9.00 pm, followed immediately by questions and discussions until about 9.15 pm.'

Category Edinburgh

'Delivers world-leading plant science, conservation and education programmes. Our mission is to "Explore, Conserve and Explain the World of Plants for a Better Future" ... We provide a diverse range of formal and informal education programmes for people of all ages and all levels. From primary school to PhD, amateur or professional, RBGE is committed to lifelong learning. The landscaped Gardens, botanical collections and expertise of RBGE staff offer one of the world’s best resources for learning about the natural world.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme
Category Glasgow

Founded 1802: 'Authoritative, interactive talks given by world-leading experts ... Membership brings free access to all talks as well as other benefits. After each talk you can meet the lecturer and other society members over a glass of wine'.

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme
Category St Andrews
LECTURES and TALKSFestival Programme
Category Stirling

'If you collect stamps in Stirlingshire, Clackmannanshire or southern Perthshire, this is the place to meet fellow collectors to discuss your hobby and collecting interests. We meet every second Monday ... Visitors and new members are always welcome.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme
Category Stirling

University Events: 'Many events at the University are open to the public and free of charge, but we do ask you to register for some events in advance. We look forward welcoming you to our events'.

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

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