A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Area: City of 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.

Category Art Galleries
* Edinburgh Art Festival
Visits to the Website1202
Views of 'Full' Record1340
Aberdeen & NE Scotland Family History Society - Edinburgh
Visits to the Website1322
Views of 'Full' Record2101

'We meet monthly, usually on the first Friday of the month at 8 pm, and are always happy to see new faces at our meetings.'

Astronomical Society of Edinburgh, The
Visits to the Website1104
Views of 'Full' Record1646

'All meetings, unless otherwise stated, are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 6.30 pm ... Refreshments are available from 6.00 pm. All meetings are free of charge and no reservation is required, except where indicated otherwise below. Non members are welcome to all meetings.'

BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT - Edinburgh
Visits to the Website1053
Views of 'Full' Record1129

'BSS is unique in being the only British botanical society with a keen interest in both flowering and non-flowering plants (e.g. ferns, mosses, algae and fungi). There is also an active alpine section, while conservation of our flora has high priority in our interests. These wide interests are covered in the winter Lecture Programme. Lectures are held mainly in Edinburgh, and occasionally in Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness and St. Andrews.'

Botanical Society of Scotland
Visits to the Website1060
Views of 'Full' Record1197

Meetings: 'Generally the 2nd Monday of every month'.

Café Scientifique - Edinburgh
Visits to the Website886
Views of 'Full' Record2679

CRAG campaigns for better public transport, especially rail and light rail development, in the Edinburgh area. In particular, we have been campaigning for the development of an integrated and sustainable transport strategy for the Edinburgh travel to work area ... We hold a series of Events during the winter months with guest speakers. A compilation listing of other railway and environment meetings being held in Edinburgh is also available on the Events page.’

Capital Rail Action Group
Visits to the Website70
Views of 'Full' Record117

Wide range of events, some of which might be open to the public, including the CLS Annual Lecture. Enquire about attendance.

Category Law & Society
Centre for Law and Society [Edinburgh]
Visits to the Website978
Named Lectures & TalksMacCormick Lectures
Also indexedUniversity of Edinburgh
Views of 'Full' Record1197
Centre for the History of the Book
Visits to the Website947
Named Lectures & TalksBlackwell Lecture
Also indexedUniversity of Edinburgh
Views of 'Full' Record1183

'The Centre hosts a wide range of public lectures and special events ... The Centre hosts a regular series of Open Research Seminars during the semesters. These are open to students and staff across the University and to the public. Do come and join us.'

Category Canada
Centre of Canadian Studies
Visits to the Website928
Also indexedUniversity of Edinburgh
Views of 'Full' Record1314

'The College organises a wide range of public lectures, including the Gifford, Fulbright, Northern Scholars, and Munro Lectures.'

College of Humanities and Social Science [Edinburgh]
Visits to the Website897
Views of 'Full' Record1222

'Acts as a conduit for information on events and activities relating to China. The pages in this section highlight various occasions and performances organised by or promoted by the Institute.' Usually free of charge; need to book.

Category China
Confucius Institute for Scotland, The
Visits to the Website815
Also indexedUniversity of Edinburgh
Views of 'Full' Record1345
Cramond Association, The
Visits to the Website1002
Views of 'Full' Record2076

'The Society organises a lecture programme, including tea or coffee, from October until May: attending these lectures is possibly the best way of finding out more about the Society, and meeting with like-minded people.'

Edinburgh Archaeological Field Society
Visits to the Website1147
Views of 'Full' Record1682

Usually monthly meetings, Thursday evenings: 'Guests and visitors are welcome to meetings and to the annual dinner, and (depending on places available) to the May outing.' Note the Annual John Murray Archive Lecture, held jointly with the National Library of Scotland.

Edinburgh Bibliographical Society
Visits to the Website937
Named Lectures & TalksJohn Murray Archive Lecture
Views of 'Full' Record1450

'An alternative book festival of ideas by two of Edinburgh's leading independent bookshops.' The 'Fringe Festival' has been held mid-August.

Edinburgh Book Fringe
Visits to the Website709
Views of 'Full' Record1152

'We run lots of events ranging from book signings to book group meetings and from literary speed-dating to book swaps ... Some events are free and for others there is a small charge.'

Category Bookshops
Edinburgh Bookshop, The
Visits to the Website1639
Views of 'Full' Record1072

'An independent company and charity based in Edinburgh and we run reading and writing projects. We believe that literature in its broadest sense enriches the soul and brings joy, and that it is a true way to understand and celebrate ourselves, our city and our nation. We are the founding city in an international network of UNESCO Cities of Literature. We run campaigns and projects to transform our literary city; we create networks and spaces to connect people.'

Edinburgh City of Literature
Visits to the Website871
Views of 'Full' Record1109

'Our members enjoy a programme of 10 lectures a year on the decorative and fine arts in the widest sense ... We have two membership groups, Afternoon and Evening, with lectures as 2.30 pm and 7.00 pm on the second Tuesday of the month from September to June ... The capacity of our lecture theatre sets the limit of our membership. Our annual membership renewal is in July/August. Those who apply for membership outside this time are offered Temporary Membership ... EDFAS is a member society of The Arts Society ... With c. 900 members EDFAS is the largest member society of The Arts Society.'

Category The Arts Society
Edinburgh Decorative & Fine Arts Society
Visits to the Website883
Views of 'Full' Record2936

'Our varied programme of illustrated lectures runs from October to Easter. Speakers and topics are carefully chosen to provide interest for both the amateur and professional geologist. These meetings also provide an informal opportunity to chat to other members, and to gain advice from local experts on visiting geological localities. Each year, a celebrity lecture is given by a geologist of international repute, who is invited jointly by the Society and the Geological Society of Glasgow. At the annual Fellows' Night, members can give accounts of their own geological interests, specimens or travels. Lectures are usually on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 pm ... These meetings are open to the public, there is no charge, and visitors are most welcome.'

Edinburgh Geological Society
Visits to the Website1080
Views of 'Full' Record1356

'The Radical Book Fair is Scotland’s leading alternative political & literary festival; it was launched by Wole Soyinka in 1996.' Held Mid November.

Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
Visits to the Website766
Views of 'Full' Record1786
Edinburgh International Book Festival
Visits to the Website734
Named Lectures & TalksDonald Dewar Memorial Lecture
Views of 'Full' Record1105
Edinburgh International Science Festival
Visits to the Website1279
Views of 'Full' Record1156

‘The Edinburgh TV Festival is one of the most prestigious media events in the UK. We bring together all parts of the television and digital world to celebrate the creativity, diversity and inspirational talent in our field, and to debate the major issues facing us as an industry. The Festival draws around 2000 delegates from the major networks and production companies internationally.‘

Category The Media
Edinburgh International Television Festival
Visits to the Website1012
Views of 'Full' Record1288

'Founded in 1888 with the purpose of bringing British culture to the Jewish immigrant population of Edinburgh. In the 117 years since then it has broadened its aims and become a discussion forum for a wide variety of topics covering every area of culture and history with a Jewish connection.'

Edinburgh Jewish Literary Society
Visits to the Website1020
Views of 'Full' Record2218
Edinburgh Natural History Society
Visits to the Website810
Views of 'Full' Record1745

'We meet on alternate Tuesdays; the Hall is open from 7.00 pm and the meeting begins at 7.30 pm.'

Edinburgh Philatelic Society
Visits to the Website761
Views of 'Full' Record1382

'We love printmaking and know you will too, you don’t have to be an artist to get involved, so join us, there’s lots for visitors in our programme, you can come and see our latest exhibition or take a course in printmaking, you can come to an art lecture or artist talk or simply visit our gallery shop for an unparalleled choice of original fine art prints and artist multiples.'

Category Arts & Crafts
Edinburgh Printmakers
Visits to the Website784
Views of 'Full' Record1122

'The Annual Dinner of the Club is held in March each year at which the President delivers a toast to the memory of Sir Walter. Among other meetings there is a Joint Lecture with the University of Edinburgh English Dept. From time to time members also enjoy the privilege of a visit to Abbotsford ... Membership shall be open to any individual or organisation.'

Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott Club, The
Visits to the Website821
Views of 'Full' Record1903

'Winter season indoor events ... Meetings start at 7.30 pm.'

Edinburgh Transport Group, The
Visits to the Website822
Views of 'Full' Record1874
Edinburgh Zoo
Visits to the Website1832
Also indexedRoyal Zoological Society of Scotland
Views of 'Full' Record1295

'The meetings normally run from 2 pm to 5 pm on Saturday or Sunday.'

Category Elgar Society
Elgar Society - Scottish
Visits to the Website636
Views of 'Full' Record1842

Meet '1st Tuesday of each month @ 7.15 pm, coffee available from 6.30 pm'.

Embroiderers' Guild - Edinburgh
Visits to the Website551
Views of 'Full' Record1746

Extensive programme of events: 'All meetings in the programme are open to all members of the IET, members of other Professional Engineering Institutions, and the general public.' Generally focussed on the City of Edinburgh.

Institution of Engineering and Technology - Scotland South East
Visits to the Website556
Views of 'Full' Record1062

Just Festival 'celebrates that peace is not just an absence of conflict; it is a presence . It is not a fixed goal to be acheived and forgotten about; it is a complex and continuous process carried on by individuals, communities and nations. We explore how faith acts as a catalyst and sometimes a barrier for this process ...' Held During August.

Just Festival Edinburgh
Visits to the Website793
Views of 'Full' Record1302
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Visits to the Website1460
Views of 'Full' Record1047
Scottish Rock Garden Club - Edinburgh & Lothians
Visits to the Website564
Views of 'Full' Record2048

'Coming along to a Skeptics in the Pub social is free though on the nights of guest speakers we appreciate a donation of £3.00 to cover speaker expenses.' Usually third Thursday in the month, 7.30 pm.

Category Skepticism
Skeptics in the Pub - Edinburgh
Visits to the Website1117
Also indexedEdinburgh Skeptics
Views of 'Full' Record1079

‘Our members range from experienced growers and showers to complete beginners. We have our meetings ... on the last Sunday of the month in October, November and January through to May.  Our meetings consist of a varied programme - from fuchsia specialists to slide shows, any gardening related topics, discussions and hands on workshops from our own experienced members.’

South East Scotland Fuchsia Society
Visits to the Website618
Views of 'Full' Record1822

'Meet on the third Monday evening of each month, October to April inclusive ... at 7.30 p.m. If you have ever stood at Ocean Terminal watching the activity, photographed a ship, bought a shipping magazine then this is for you! New members welcome –  so come along and enjoy a slide show or power-point and a mid interval cup of tea or coffee.'

World Ship Society - Firth of Forth
Visits to the Website47
Views of 'Full' Record243

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  1. Aberdeen City
  2. Aberdeenshire
  3. Abergavenny
  4. Aberystwyth
  5. Abingdon
  6. Accrington
  7. Alcester
  8. Aldeburgh
  9. Alfreton
  10. Alnwick
  11. Altrincham
  12. Amersham
  13. Ammanford
  14. Andover
  15. Angus
  16. Antrim Newtownabbey
  17. Ards North Down
  18. Armagh Banbridge Craigavon
  19. Arnold
  20. Arundel
  21. Ashbourne
  22. Ashby-de-la-Zouch
  23. Ashford (Kent)
  24. Ashton-Under-Lyne
  25. Aylesbury
  26. Aylsham
  27. Bakewell
  28. Banbury
  29. Bangor
  30. Banstead
  31. Barking Dagenham
  32. Barnet
  33. Barnsley
  34. Barnstaple
  35. Basildon
  36. Basingstoke
  37. Bath
  38. Beaconsfield
  39. Bebington
  40. Beccles
  41. Beckenham
  42. Bedford
  43. Berkhamsted
  44. Berwick-upon-Tweed
  45. Beverley
  46. Bexley
  47. Bicester
  48. Bideford
  49. Biggleswade
  50. Billericay
  51. Birkenhead
  52. Birmingham
  53. Bishop Auckland
  54. Bishop's Stortford
  55. Blackburn
  56. Blackpool
  57. Blaenau Gwent
  58. Blandford Forum
  59. Bodmin
  60. Bognor Regis
  61. Bolton
  62. Boston
  63. Bournemouth
  64. Brackley
  65. Bracknell
  66. Bradford
  67. Braintree
  68. Brecon
  69. Brent (London)
  70. Brentwood
  71. Bridgend
  72. Bridgnorth
  73. Bridgwater
  74. Bridlington
  75. Bridport
  76. Brighton Hove
  77. Bristol
  78. Broadstairs
  79. Bromley
  80. Bromsgrove
  81. Buckingham
  82. Bude
  83. Burnley
  84. Burton-upon-Trent
  85. Bury (Lancashire)
  86. Bury St Edmunds
  87. Buxton
  88. Caerphilly
  89. Camborne
  90. Cambridge
  91. Camden
  92. Cannock
  93. Canterbury
  94. Cardiff
  95. Carlisle
  96. Carmarthen
  97. Causeway Coast Glens
  98. Ceredigion
  99. Chard
  100. Chelmsford
  101. Cheltenham
  102. Chepstow
  103. Chesham
  104. Cheshunt
  105. Chester (City)
  106. Chester-le-Street
  107. Chesterfield
  108. Chichester
  109. Chippenham
  110. Chipping Campden
  111. Chipping Norton
  112. Christchurch
  113. Cirencester
  114. City of Belfast
  115. City of Edinburgh
  116. City of Glasgow
  117. City of London
  118. Clackmannanshire
  119. Clacton on Sea
  120. Clevedon
  121. Clitheroe
  122. Colchester
  123. Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
  124. Congleton
  125. Conwy
  126. Corby
  127. Coventry
  128. Cranleigh
  129. Crawley
  130. Crediton
  131. Crewe
  132. Crieff
  133. Cromer
  134. Crosby
  135. Croydon
  136. Darlington
  137. Dartford
  138. Dartmouth
  139. Daventry
  140. Deal
  141. Derby
  142. Derry City Strabane
  143. Dewsbury
  144. Didcot
  145. Dingwall
  146. Diss
  147. Doncaster
  148. Dorchester
  149. Dorking
  150. Dudley
  151. Dulwich
  152. Dumfries
  153. Dundee City
  154. Dunfermline
  155. Dunstable
  156. Durham
  157. Ealing
  158. East Ayrshire
  159. East Dunbartonshire
  160. East Lothian
  161. East Renfrewshire
  162. Eastbourne
  163. Ellesmere Port
  164. Ely
  165. Enfield
  166. Evesham
  167. Exeter
  168. Exmouth
  169. Fakenham
  170. Falkirk
  171. Falmouth
  172. Fareham
  173. Farnborough
  174. Farnham
  175. Felixstowe
  176. Fermanagh Omagh
  177. Flintshire
  178. Folkestone
  179. Fort William
  180. Framlingham
  181. Frome
  182. Gainsborough
  183. Galashiels
  184. Gateshead
  185. Gillingham (Dorset)
  186. Gillingham (Kent)
  187. Glossop
  188. Gloucester
  189. Godalming
  190. Goole
  191. Gosport
  192. Grantham
  193. Gravesend
  194. Grays
  195. Great Malvern
  196. Greenwich
  197. Grimsby
  198. Guildford
  199. Gwynedd
  200. Hackney
  201. Halesworth
  202. Halifax
  203. Hammersmith Fulham
  204. Hampstead
  205. Haringey
  206. Harlow
  207. Harpenden
  208. Harrogate
  209. Harrow
  210. Hartlepool
  211. Haslemere
  212. Hastings
  213. Hatfield
  214. Havant
  215. Haverhill
  216. Havering
  217. Hawick
  218. Hay-on-Wye
  219. Haywards Heath
  220. Hebden Bridge
  221. Helensburgh
  222. Hemel Hempstead
  223. Henley-on-Thames
  224. Hereford
  225. Hertford
  226. Hexham
  227. High Wycombe
  228. Hillingdon
  229. Hinckley
  230. Hitchin
  231. Holborn
  232. Horncastle
  233. Horsham
  234. Hounslow
  235. Hoylake
  236. Huddersfield
  237. Huntingdon
  238. Ilkeston
  239. Ilkley
  240. Inverclyde
  241. Inverness
  242. Ipswich
  243. Isle of Anglesey
  244. Isle of Islay
  245. Isle of Man
  246. Isle of Skye
  247. Isle of Wight
  248. Islington
  249. Keighley
  250. Kelso
  251. Kendal
  252. Kensington Chelsea
  253. Keswick
  254. Kettering
  255. Kidderminster
  256. Kingston upon Hull
  257. Kingston-upon-Thames
  258. King’s Lynn
  259. Kirkcaldy
  260. Lambeth
  261. Lancaster
  262. Launceston
  263. Leatherhead
  264. Ledbury
  265. Leeds
  266. Leek
  267. Leicester
  268. Leighton Buzzard
  269. Leominster
  270. Letchworth Garden City
  271. Lewes
  272. Lewisham
  273. Lichfield
  274. Lincoln
  275. Lisburn Castlereagh
  276. Liskeard
  277. Liverpool
  278. Llandrindod Wells
  279. Llanelli
  280. Llangollen
  281. Long Eaton
  282. Loughborough
  283. Louth
  284. Lowestoft
  285. Ludlow
  286. Luton
  287. Lydney
  288. Lyme Regis
  289. Lymington
  290. Lytham St Annes
  291. Macclesfield
  292. Maidenhead
  293. Maidstone
  294. Malmesbury
  295. Malton
  296. Manchester
  297. Mansfield
  298. March
  299. Market Harborough
  300. Marlborough
  301. Marlow
  302. Marple
  303. Matlock
  304. Melbourne
  305. Melton Mowbray
  306. Merthyr Tydfil
  307. Merton
  308. Mid East Antrim
  309. Mid Ulster
  310. Middlesbrough
  311. Midlothian
  312. Milton Keynes
  313. Minehead
  314. Monmouth
  315. Moray
  316. Morley
  317. Morpeth
  318. Neath Port Talbot
  319. Newark-on-Trent
  320. Newbury
  321. Newcastle upon Tyne
  322. Newham
  323. Newport (Wales)
  324. Newquay
  325. Newry Mourne Down
  326. Newton Abbot
  327. Newton Stewart
  328. Newtown (Powys)
  329. North Ayrshire
  330. North Lanarkshire
  331. Northallerton
  332. Northampton
  333. Northwich
  334. Norwich
  335. Nottingham
  336. Nuneaton
  337. Oakham
  338. Oban
  339. Okehampton
  340. Oldham
  341. Olney
  342. Orkney
  343. Ormskirk
  344. Orpington
  345. Oswestry
  346. Otley
  347. Oundle
  348. Oxford
  349. Paignton
  350. Peebles
  351. Pembrokeshire
  352. Penrith
  353. Penzance
  354. Perth
  355. Peterborough
  356. Petersfield
  357. Pitlochry
  358. Plymouth
  359. Pontefract
  360. Poole
  361. Portsmouth
  362. Preston
  363. Prestwich
  364. Rayleigh
  365. Reading
  366. Redbridge
  367. Redcar
  368. Redditch
  369. Reigate
  370. Renfrewshire (CA)
  371. Rhondda Cynon Taf
  372. Rhyl
  373. Richmond (North Yorks)
  374. Richmond-upon-Thames
  375. Rickmansworth
  376. Ripon
  377. Rochdale
  378. Romsey
  379. Ross-on-Wye
  380. Rotherham
  381. Royal Leamington Spa
  382. Royal Tunbridge Wells
  383. Rugby
  384. Ruthin
  385. Sale
  386. Salford
  387. Salisbury
  388. Saltash
  389. Sandbach
  390. Scarborough
  391. Scunthorpe
  392. Selby
  393. Selly Oak
  394. Sevenoaks
  395. Sheffield
  396. Sherborne
  397. Shetland Islands
  398. Shrewsbury
  399. Sidmouth
  400. Skipton
  401. Solihull
  402. South Ayrshire
  403. South Lanarkshire
  404. South Shields
  405. Southampton
  406. Southend-on-Sea
  407. Southport
  408. Southwark
  409. Southwell
  410. Spalding
  411. St Albans
  412. St Andrews
  413. St Austell
  414. St Helens
  415. St Ives
  416. Stafford
  417. Staines-upon-Thames
  418. Stamford
  419. Stevenage
  420. Stirling
  421. Stockport
  422. Stockton-on-Tees
  423. Stoke-on-Trent
  424. Stow-on-the-Wold
  425. Stowmarket
  426. Stratford-on-Avon
  427. Stroud
  428. Sudbury
  429. Sunderland
  430. Sutton (London)
  431. Sutton Coldfield
  432. Swaffham
  433. Swanage
  434. Swansea
  435. Swindon
  436. Tamworth
  437. Taunton
  438. Tavistock
  439. Teignmouth
  440. Telford
  441. Tenterden
  442. Tewkesbury
  443. Thame (Oxon)
  444. Thornbury
  445. Tiverton
  446. Torfaen
  447. Torquay
  448. Totnes
  449. Towcester
  450. Tower Hamlets
  451. Trowbridge
  452. Truro
  453. Ullapool
  454. Ulverston
  455. Uppingham
  456. Vale of Glamorgan
  457. Wadebridge
  458. Wakefield
  459. Wallasey
  460. Wallsend
  461. Walsall
  462. Waltham Forest
  463. Walton-on-Thames
  464. Wandsworth
  465. Warrington
  466. Warwick
  467. Watford
  468. Wellingborough
  469. Wells (City)
  470. Welwyn Garden City
  471. West Bridgford
  472. West Bromwich
  473. West Lothian
  474. Westminster
  475. Weston-Super-Mare
  476. Wetherby
  477. Weymouth
  478. Whitchurch
  479. Whitehaven
  480. Wick (Highland)
  481. Wigan
  482. Wigston
  483. Wilmslow
  484. Wimborne Minster
  485. Winchester
  486. Windermere
  487. Windsor
  488. Wisbech
  489. Witney
  490. Woking
  491. Wolverhampton
  492. Woodbridge
  493. Worcester
  494. Workington
  495. Worksop
  496. Worthing
  497. Wrexham
  498. Yate
  499. Yeovil
  500. York (City)