A-Z of LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Nearby: City of Edinburgh

Category Art Galleries
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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.

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'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.'

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'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.'

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'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.'

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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.’

Category Canada
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'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.'

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

Category China
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'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.

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'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.'

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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.

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

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Category Bookshops
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'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.'

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'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.'

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Category The Arts Society
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'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.'

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'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.'

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

Category The Media
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‘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.‘

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'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.'

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

Category Arts & Crafts
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'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.'

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'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.'

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

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

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Category Heraldry
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'The Society runs various events throughout the year, here at home in the UK and overseas. They range through illustrated talks, lectures, visits to heraldic locations and various other events and activities ... Ordinary Membership is open to all people interested in matters falling within the main aims and objects of the Society.'

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'Come and find out more about Scotland’s architecture, archaeology and industry in our series of monthly lunchtime lectures. Open to all, these lectures are presented by experts in their field on a wide range of subjects ... All talks are free of charge but must be booked in advance.'

Category France
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'The Institut français exists to promote French language and culture in Scotland, by providing French courses and organising events (film screenings, talks, exhibitions, concerts, etc.).'

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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.

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'Over the year there are more than 30 different lectures to choose from. These lectures offer a rare opportunity to listen to some of Scotland’s foremost experts ... A tour of the Castle with coffee and cakes is included in the price, with the opportunity to meet the lecturer and visit parts of the building not usually open to the public. The lectures themselves last two to two and a half hours ... Our workshops and lectures are hugely popular. Pre-booking and advance payment (where applicable) are essential ...'

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'We meet at 7.30 pm on the third Tuesday in the month from September to May except in December when the meeting normally takes place on the second Tuesday of the month.'

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'In November the annual Muriel Spark Society Lecture is given at the National Library of Scotland. These lectures always sell out weeks before the event because it is open to the public but Spark Society members have priority booking. Speakers are always prestigious writers or academics and have included Martin Stannard, Alan Taylor, Denise Mina and Toby Litt.' Also: 'The committee organises a varied programme of events, including talks by eminent speakers, and an annual lunch in January or February to commemorate Dame Muriel's birthday.'

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Regular lunchtime talks and related events. (Can search Events Calendar by Type 'Adults' and Strand 'Lectures & Talks'.)

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Regular talks, usually mid-week early evenings. Most events free of charge, but should book in advance.

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'Winter and spring meetings ... usually involve an illustrated talk on a wide range of topics related to National Trust for Scotland interests. Non-members are welcome to the lectures for a donation of £2 per person.'

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'Each year The Old Edinburgh Club organises a programme of activities for members. Lectures are given by guest speakers each month from October to March (the Winter Programme). They cover a wide variety of topics relating to Edinburgh's history and development ... Lectures are free to members and open to non-members paying a small fee (currently £2.00).'

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Fortnightly Winter Lecture Meetings normally held in Edinburgh. Additional Meetings occasionally also in Glasgow or elsewhere in Scotland.

Category Astronomy
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Winter Talks 'Talks will run on Monday evenings from 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm, in the Royal Observatory Edinburgh Lecture Theatre. Booking is not required for the talks, and tickets can be bought on the door. Season tickets will be available from the start of the programme.'

Category Art Galleries
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'To complement the ongoing programme of exhibitions, the Royal Scottish Academy and Friends of the RSA Organisation host a number of exciting events which are open to the public. From gallery talks and evening lectures by artists and art specialists to evenings of poetry and music in the galleries - there is something for everyone! Please note that some events are only available to RSA Friends Members.'

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'Our meeting programme is based on lectures given by expert and often distinguished speakers. The lectures cover a wide range of scientific and technical topics.'

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'We organise a varied programme of public lectures and discussion fora which aim to enhance the knowledge and understanding of participants. These events are free to attend. We also organise conferences which facilitate wider input and discussion on specific topics. These conferences are more relevant to participants directly involved in the topic being considered and there is normally a cost to attend.'

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'We have a monthly programe of indoor meetings running from September to April alternating between a Tuesday and Wednesday evening.'

Category Computer Science
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Distinguished Lectures 'A series of distinguished lectures which aims to present excellent speakers describing intriguing topics in an engaging style. The talks address a broad audience. All members of Informatics are encouraged to attend, and members of the university and the general public are welcome.'

Category Schools of Law
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Wide range of lectures: enquire about attendance.

Category Railway History
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'Each year since its formation the Scottish Railway Preservation Society has held a series of winter meetings ... The meetings cover diverse topics, from historical reviews of Scotland's railway heritage and studies of the contemporary railway scene, to examining practices abroad. The broad range of topics are bound to appeal no matter what anyone's individual interest, and are highly recommended to anybody in the area ... Admission to all meetings is free and is open to all, whether members or non-members. A collection is made to help defray room hire costs.'

Category Skepticism
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'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.

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‘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.’

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Occasional talks and related events.

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'The University presents a wide range of events throughout the year.'

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'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.'

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