Talks And Lectures events in Edinburgh

View all the upcoming Talks And Lectures events taking place throughout Edinburgh below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

A Sair Sacrifice

A Sair Sacrifice

18th June 2018
Hear the stories of the men from the small island of Lismore in the Inner Hebrides who served and fell in fronts across Europe in this Lecture at Lauriston Castle! Read more
People, Places and Piazzas

People, Places and Piazzas

20th June 2018
This talk at Lauriston Castle will give an overview of the life, work and contribution to Scottish and British art by Charles Mackie. Read more
Sustainable Shopping: Can Consumers Change the World?

Sustainable Shopping: Can Consumers Change the World?

21st June 2018
Can consumer behaviour lead to environmental change for the better? Join Kathryn Henderson in this lecture at City Art Centre on 21st June! Read more
EqualiTEA & Cake

EqualiTEA & Cake

23rd June 2018
Join the Equality and Rights Network on 23rd June for a cup of tea, a slice of cake, and a conversation around equality and rights! 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
Catalonia Reborn with Chris Bambery and George Kerevan

Catalonia Reborn with Chris Bambery and George Kerevan

25th June 2018
Luath Press invite you to the launch of Catalonia Reborn: How Catalonia Took On the Corrupt Spanish State and the Legacy of Franco at Blackwell's Bookshop on 25th June. 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
Spiritual Techniques to Manage your Stress and Anger

Spiritual Techniques to Manage your Stress and Anger

3rd July 2018
The Spiritual Science Research Foundation invites you to attend a unique spiritual lecture to help you manage stress and anger. Read more
The NewbyCore Breakfast Club

The NewbyCore Breakfast Club

3rd July 2018
NewbyCore Business Breakfast Club aims to bring together the best speakers from across the country whilst allowing you time to network with like-minded professionals and creatives. Read more
Learn how to Recognise Negative Vibrations and how to Overcome their Effect

Learn how to Recognise Negative Vibrations and how to Overcome their Effect

5th July 2018
Learn how to recognise negative vibrations and how to overcome their effect in this lecture presented by The Spiritual Science Research Foundation on 5th July. Read more
Lauriston Castle Lecture Series: The Benin Massacre

Lauriston Castle Lecture Series: The Benin Massacre

6th July 2018
The fascinating true story of how a trade mission in 1897 ended in murder and the destruction of one of West Africa's tribal kingdoms. Read more
Lauriston Castle Lecture Series: The Drama of the Soul

Lauriston Castle Lecture Series: The Drama of the Soul

10th July 2018
Join Dr Sally-Anne Huxtable at Lauriston Castle for this lecture which explores some of the ideas and movements that inspired artist Phoebe Anna Traquair! Read more
Curating Canaletto: The making of an exhibition

Curating Canaletto: The making of an exhibition

12th July 2018
Come along to The Palace of Holyroodhouse as the curators of the current exhibition 'Canaletto & the Art of Venice' will reveal secrets of how the exhibition was put together. 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
George Forrest: A Scots Plant Collector in China

George Forrest: A Scots Plant Collector in China

19th July 2018
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh archivist Leonie Paterson will talk about Falkirk born George Forrest using his words and pictures in this lecture at Lauriston Castle on 19th July. Read more
Freedom and Community: A living exploration of Rudolf Steiner’s Philosophy of Freedom

Freedom and Community: A living exploration of Rudolf Steiner’s Philosophy of Freedom

27th July 2018 - 29th July 2018
Anthroposophy in Scotland invites you to participate in a weekend seminar with Jac Hielema and Damaris Matthijsen on Freedom and Community. 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
Behind ‘Real Edinburgh’

Behind ‘Real Edinburgh’

28th July 2018
Join Grant Ritchie to hear about the inspiration behind ‘Real Edinburgh’, one of Edinburgh’s biggest photography platforms with a large social media following. Read more
Edwardian Ghost Stories

Edwardian Ghost Stories

28th July 2018
Listen as storyteller and tour guide Alex Staniforth reads select MR James tales at Lauriston Castle on 28th July. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival:   Ane Satyre of The Thrie Estaitis

Edinburgh International Festival: Ane Satyre of The Thrie Estaitis

7th August 2018
A workshop presentation and discussion about Tyrone Guthrie’s legendary production of Sir David Lindsay's play. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival:  Power, Gender and The Arts

Edinburgh International Festival: Power, Gender and The Arts

10th August 2018
An afternoon of debate, discussion and performance exploring the history and the reality of power in the arts. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes:  Mind and Body

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Mind and Body

11th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
In this strand authors explore the complex functionality of the brain, the mysterious workings of the body’s mighty immune system and navigate the connections between physical and mental health. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes:  Muriel Spark 100

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Muriel Spark 100

11th August 2018 - 24th August 2018
In Muriel Spark's centenary year an array of writers gather to remind us of the power of her work. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Freedom and Equality

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Freedom and Equality

11th August 2018 - 27th August 2018
From freedom of speech to freedom of movement, free trade to the free internet, ideas about the meaning of freedom are the focus of many discussions this year. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Music Matters

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Music Matters

11th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
Music Matters - In this series of events we welcome musicians who have put down their instrument and picked up a pen to record the pleasure and pain of their experiences. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Our Planet and Us

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Our Planet and Us

11th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
This series of events looks at the precarious pact between people and planet Earth and how it’s time to act while the future of the planet is still in our hands. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Identity Parades

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Identity Parades

13th August 2018 - 15th August 2018
Afua Hirsch’s series of interviews with writers and creative people explores to what extent we are free to define and express our own identity. Read more
The Masons’ Marks Project

The Masons’ Marks Project

13th August 2018
Archaeologist Moira Greig is the originator and leader of the Mason's Mark Project which to date has recorded marks on 75 buildings in Scotland. Come along to this lecture and hear all about her work. Read more
Renaissance and Early Modern Silver from the Scottish Collections at the National Museums Scotland

Renaissance and Early Modern Silver from the Scottish Collections at the National Museums Scotland

15th August 2018
An insight into the National Museums Scotland preeminent collection of historic Scottish silver discussing key objects and those with a distinctly Scottish identity with Lyndsay McGill. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Babble On - Spoken Word

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Babble On - Spoken Word

16th August 2018 - 19th August 2018
Babble On - Spoken Word gives you the chance to get to know some of the most exhilarating and talented poets writing today a lot better. Read more
The Siege of Ladysmith: Nightmare in Natal

The Siege of Ladysmith: Nightmare in Natal

16th August 2018
Historian David Clarke gives this lecture on The Siege of Ladysmith: Nightmare in Natal at Lauriston Castle on 16th August. Read more
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Killing Democracy?

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Killing Democracy?

18th August 2018 - 20th August 2018
In this series of conversations, economist Yanis Varoufakis further explores the question of whether the current form of globalised capitalism is forcing democracy towards its ultimate demise. Read more
Corstorphine Transport Through the Ages

Corstorphine Transport Through the Ages

21st August 2018
Come along to Lauriston Castle on 21st August and hear all about Corstorphine transport through the ages from Ian Anderson, Chairman of Corstorphine Trust. 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
My Jute Journey

My Jute Journey

31st August 2018
Sandra Thomson has long links with the Scottish jute industry. In this lecture she will treat you to some stories around this and also tell about her adventures to India and Bangladesh. Read more
The NewbyCore Breakfast Club

The NewbyCore Breakfast Club

4th September 2018
NewbyCore Business Breakfast Club aims to bring together the best speakers from across the country whilst allowing you time to network with like-minded professionals and creatives. Read more
In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

6th September 2018
Hear how Alice Meredith Williams made a most significant contribution to the Scottish National War Memorial. 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
In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

7th September 2018
Hear how Alice Meredith Williams made a most significant contribution to the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Inglis’ Amazons

Inglis’ Amazons

22nd September 2018
Inglis’ Amazons: hear the tales of this incredible all-female medical unit as they save lives at the front. Read more
In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story

24th September 2018
Hear how Alice Meredith Williams made a most significant contribution to the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

24th September 2018
Come and hear the story of the role Sir Robert Lorimer played in the building of the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

29th September 2018
Come and hear the story of the role Sir Robert Lorimer played in the building of the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
Their Name Liveth

Their Name Liveth

30th September 2018
Come and hear the story of the role Sir Robert Lorimer played in the building of the Scottish National War Memorial. Read more
The NewbyCore Breakfast Club

The NewbyCore Breakfast Club

2nd October 2018
NewbyCore Business Breakfast Club aims to bring together the best speakers from across the country whilst allowing you time to network with like-minded professionals and creatives. 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
The NewbyCore Breakfast Club

The NewbyCore Breakfast Club

6th November 2018
NewbyCore Business Breakfast Club aims to bring together the best speakers from across the country whilst allowing you time to network with like-minded professionals and creatives. 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
The NewbyCore Breakfast Club

The NewbyCore Breakfast Club

4th December 2018
NewbyCore Business Breakfast Club aims to bring together the best speakers from across the country whilst allowing you time to network with like-minded professionals and creatives. Read more

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