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

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

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

Selected dates between 19th April 2020 - 20th December 2020
Edinburgh South

A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening is taking place at the Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh.
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Scottish Summer Garden Festival

Scottish Summer Garden Festival

13th June 2020 - 15th August 2020
Online Event

Running from June 13th - August 15th, Discover Scottish Gardens will be promoting a number of fantastic virtual events and activities as part of their Scottish Summer Garden Festival!
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HaunTED: Spooky Seminars - POSTPONED

HaunTED: Spooky Seminars - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 16th June 2020 - 21st July 2020

Would you like to know more about the dark side of life, the universe and everything in a fun, interactive environment? Then the HaunTED talks are for you!
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Foraging Fun and Discussion

Foraging Fun and Discussion

18th July 2020
Online Event

Learn what can be foraged in your local surroundings at this online event run by Transition Stirling on Saturday 18th July.
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Outdoor Swimming: The Call of The Wild

Outdoor Swimming: The Call of The Wild

21st July 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

TV Presenter and adventurer Calum Maclean shares his love for outdoor (or 'wild') swimming in Scotland in this online webinar hosted by the National Library of Scotland on 21st July.
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From Casualty Room to A&E: History of a Hospital Space in the Twentieth Century

From Casualty Room to A&E: History of a Hospital Space in the Twentieth Century

22nd July 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Join The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh online for this talk which explores how and why the casualty department was transformed over the course of the 20th century!
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Stories on the Way: Transforming Tales

Stories on the Way: Transforming Tales

23rd July 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Join some of Scotland’s wonderful new storytellers via Zoom for an evening of stories of transformation in these changing times.
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Waters of Life - POSTPONED

Waters of Life - POSTPONED

26th July 2020
Linlithgow

Join Anna Canning from Floramedica as we explore how the waters of Linlithgow would have been used for both health and beauty in Renaissance times!
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Army@TheFringe

Army@TheFringe

10th August 2020 - 20th August 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Between 10th & 30th August Army@TheFringe will be running more than 40 free online events including workshops, readings, performances and discussions for the arts community and the public.
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Go Bats! - POSTPONED

Go Bats! - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 21st August 2020 - 28th August 2020

Come along for a chat about bats before heading out on a night time walk around Holyrood to track down these fascinating nocturnal animals.
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1745 Conference 2020

1745 Conference 2020

19th September 2020

Helion and Company Publishing are proud to announce a special extra From Reason to Revolution 1721-1815 Conference organised in conjunction with the Battle of Prestonpans 1745 Heritage Trust.
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Animal Science 2020

Animal Science 2020

21st September 2020 - 22nd September 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh

EuroSciCon is happy to announce its next conference “World Congress on Animal Science” will be held on 21st and 22nd September 2020 in Edinburgh.
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2nd Global Experts Meeting On STD AIDS and Infectious Diseases

2nd Global Experts Meeting On STD AIDS and Infectious Diseases

28th September 2020 - 29th September 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh

We invite all the participants from all over the globe to attend 2nd Global Experts Meeting on STD-AIDS and Infectious Disease on 28th & 29th September in Edinburgh.
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9th International Conference on Neurology and Neuroscience

9th International Conference on Neurology and Neuroscience

28th September 2020 - 29th September 2020

Neuroscience Summit 2020 announced the 9th International Conference on Neurology and Neuroscience will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland from September 28th to 29th 2020.
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Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

6th November 2020

In Living Dangerously, Sir Ranulph Fiennes offers a personal journey through his life, from his early years to the present day.
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Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much

Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much

19th March 2021

Legendary Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi will share the extraordinary secrets of his 50-plus years in rock'n'roll when he takes to the stage for an intimate evening of chat and music.
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Still Gaun!

Still Gaun!

20th March 2021

Still Game stars Mark Cox (Tam), Jane McCarry (Isa) & Paul Riley (Winston) are coming to the Howden Park Centre for an evening of fun, laughter and memories of the hit show!
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Still Gaun!

Still Gaun!

14th April 2021

Still Game stars Mark Cox (Tam), Jane McCarry (Isa) & Paul Riley (Winston) are coming to the Festival Theatre Edinburgh for an evening of fun, laughter and memories of the hit show!
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Lecture: Working with Ian Hamilton Finlay

Lecture: Working with Ian Hamilton Finlay

29th May 2021

Robin Gillanders gives this talk on his experience working on collaborative projects with Ian Hamiton Finlay between 1994 until his death in 2006.
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Lecture: The Four Seasons in Full Sail: A Year in the Garden at Little Sparta

Lecture: The Four Seasons in Full Sail: A Year in the Garden at Little Sparta

2nd June 2021

The garden at Little Sparta is Ian Hamilton Finlay’s greatest work of art. In this talk George Gilliland, Head Gardener at Little Sparta, gives a brief description of its themes, content & planting.
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In Conversation with the Sopranos

In Conversation with the Sopranos

14th June 2021

Get the real story behind what Vanity Fair called “the greatest pop-culture masterpiece of its day” when three of The Sopranos’ most iconic cast members sit down for a chat.
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Events in East Renfrewshire

The Market Place Newton Mearns: Organisational Support

The Market Place Newton Mearns: Organisational Support

Selected dates between 1st August 2020 - 5th December 2020

Whether you're preparing to start a new community group or are running a registered charity, VAER can help you achieve your goals! Join them for their Organisational Support drop in session!

Find out about The Market Place Newton Mearns: Organisational Support on What's On East Renfrewshire
The Market Place Newton Mearns: Money Advice & Rights Drop-in

The Market Place Newton Mearns: Money Advice & Rights Drop-in

Selected dates between 4th August 2020 - 15th December 2020

The Money Advice and Rights Team (MART) provides free, expert and confidential advice, regularly on Tuesdays at The Market Place Newton Mearns.

Find out about The Market Place Newton Mearns: Money Advice & Rights Drop-in on What's On East Renfrewshire
The Market Place Newton Mearns: Power of Attorney

The Market Place Newton Mearns: Power of Attorney

Selected dates between 14th August 2020 - 18th December 2020

Join The Market Place and Inksters Solicitors at The Market Place in The Avenue Shopping Centre for a free drop in session to discuss the Power of Attorney.

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Let’s Talk About... Menopause

Let’s Talk About... Menopause

Selected dates between 10th September 2020

Be part of the conversation, listen or share your experiences, thoughts, feelings or any worries at The Market Place Newton Mearns' Let's Talk About... Menopause session.

Find out about Let’s Talk About... Menopause on What's On East Renfrewshire
Still Gaun!

Still Gaun!

22nd October 2020

Still Game stars Mark Cox (Tam), Jane McCarry (Isa) & Paul Riley (Winston) are coming to Eastwood Park Theatre for an evening of fun, laughter and memories of the hit show!

Find out about Still Gaun! on What's On East Renfrewshire

Events in Fife

The Psychology Of Serial Killers - POSTPONED

The Psychology Of Serial Killers - POSTPONED

11th September 2020

Forensics lecturer Jennifer Rees is an expert in the dark underbelly of murder and in this fascinating talk she will be revealing the results of years of research.

Find out about The Psychology Of Serial Killers - POSTPONED on What's On Fife
The Parrish Times - POSTPONED

The Parrish Times - POSTPONED

29th October 2020

Former professional motorcycle and truck racer turned TV commentator and speaker/entertainer, Steve Parrish will share the uncut version of his hilarious biography The Parrish Times.

Find out about The Parrish Times - POSTPONED on What's On Fife
An Evening With Gordon Strachan: My Life In Football

An Evening With Gordon Strachan: My Life In Football

1st November 2020

Gordon Strachan will be discussing his colourful career and life with Gerry McDade on an evening you will not want to miss!

Remembering Scotland’s Accused Witches - Conference - POSTPONED

Remembering Scotland’s Accused Witches - Conference - POSTPONED

8th November 2020

A day of talks, workshops and drama, the day will give you the chance to interact with artists, academics and activists and express your views on this fascinating episode in Scotland’s History.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes – Living Dangerously

Sir Ranulph Fiennes – Living Dangerously

17th November 2020

In Living Dangerously, Sir Ranulph Fiennes offers a personal journey through his life, from his early years to the present day. Join him for an inspiring evening at the Alhambra Theatre!

Find out about Sir Ranulph Fiennes – Living Dangerously on What's On Fife
James Yorkston Presents: Tae Sup Wi’ A Fifer

James Yorkston Presents: Tae Sup Wi’ A Fifer

13th February 2021

Tae Sup Wi’ A Fifer is a club night hosted and programmed by James Yorkston, bringing together larger names and new discoveries from the worlds of music and literature at the Adam Smith Theatre.

Find out about James Yorkston Presents: Tae Sup Wi’ A Fifer on What's On Fife
Francis Rossi’s - I Talk Too Much

Francis Rossi’s - I Talk Too Much

20th March 2021

Legendary Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi will share the extraordinary secrets of his 50-plus years in rock’n’roll when he takes to the stage for an intimate evening of chat and music.

Find out about Francis Rossi’s - I Talk Too Much on What's On Fife
Still Gaun!

Still Gaun!

15th April 2021

Still Game stars Mark Cox (Tam), Jane McCarry (Isa) & Paul Riley (Winston) are coming to the Alhambra Theatre for an evening of fun, laughter and memories of the hit show!

Find out about Still Gaun! on What's On Fife
An Evening with Will Young

An Evening with Will Young

14th September 2021

Pop star Will Young will speak on the evolution of pop, gay rights and wellbeing in this spoken word show.

Find out about An Evening with Will Young on What's On Fife

Events in Glasgow

Connected Families - Free Online Programme for Parents and Carers

Connected Families - Free Online Programme for Parents and Carers

Selected dates between 10th June 2020 - 29th July 2020

Join Potential In Me for their free online programme for parents and carers to help you understand your tweens and teens better!

Invizear Online Tinnitus Support Group Meeting

Invizear Online Tinnitus Support Group Meeting

Selected dates between 13th July 2020 - 27th July 2020

Join The Invisible Hearing Clinic for one of their regular online Tinnitus Support Group Meetings.

Find out about Invizear Online Tinnitus Support Group Meeting on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow Central Station Tours

Glasgow Central Station Tours

1st August 2020 - 20th December 2020

Glasgow Central Tours offer you the chance to explore behind the scenes of Glasgow's most iconic and busiest landmarks, Central Station!

Find out about Glasgow Central Station Tours on What's On Glasgow
GoMA Talks & Tours

GoMA Talks & Tours

1st August 2020 - 31st August 2020

Enjoy a free guided tour of Scotland's most visited modern art gallery, Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art!

Find out about GoMA Talks & Tours on What's On Glasgow
The Lighthouse Building Tours

The Lighthouse Building Tours

Selected dates between 1st August 2020 - 19th December 2020

The Lighthouse hold tours every Saturday, they offer a great opportunity to learn about The Lighthouse building, but also about the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the city he was born in!

Find out about The Lighthouse Building Tours on What's On Glasgow
Lord Mungo Murray Talk Series

Lord Mungo Murray Talk Series

Selected dates between 4th August 2020

Kelvingrove Art Gallery are hosting a series of talks focusing on their newly acquired 17th Century Portrait of Lord Mungo Murray, by renowned artist John Michael Wright.

Find out about Lord Mungo Murray Talk Series on What's On Glasgow
Salad Fingers + Q&A With Creator David Firth - POSTPONED

Salad Fingers + Q&A With Creator David Firth - POSTPONED

24th August 2020

Head along to the Stand Glasgow on August 24th for an evening of mind melting animation, featuring Salad Fingers creator David Firth!

Insight Talks at the Hunterian

Insight Talks at the Hunterian

Selected dates between 1st September 2020 - 15th December 2020

Gain an insight into The Hunterian's world class collections at one of their weekly lunchtime talks!

Find out about Insight Talks at the Hunterian on What's On Glasgow
CLIMATETALK

CLIMATETALK

Selected dates between 19th September 2020 - 14th October 2020

Leading up to COP26, St Mary's Cathedral is sponsoring CLIMATETALK, a series of four compelling talks on climate change!

Find out about CLIMATETALK on What's On Glasgow
An Evening with Karl Kennedy - The Doctor Will See You Now!

An Evening with Karl Kennedy - The Doctor Will See You Now!

21st September 2020

Join Neighbours actor Alan Fletcher at Oran Mor Glasgow as he discusses his life as a musician and actor with particular focus on his 25 years playing the legend that is Doctor Karl Kennedy!

Kendal Mountain Festival Tour - Glasgow

Kendal Mountain Festival Tour - Glasgow

1st October 2020

Join the Kendal Mountain Festival Tour in Glasgow for a one-of-a-kind evening, celebrating exploration of some of the wildest places on earth, as they screen some of the world's best adventure films!

Find out about Kendal Mountain Festival Tour - Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
Celtic Legends In Conversation - CANCELLED

Celtic Legends In Conversation - CANCELLED

6th October 2020

Don't miss a night of Celtic memories and quality entertainment when Artistes International Management presents 'An Evening with Danny McGrain, Peter Latchford & Frank McGarvey' at the Pavilion!

Find out about Celtic Legends In Conversation - CANCELLED on What's On Glasgow
Hollie McNish

Hollie McNish

15th October 2020

With fans ranging from Emma Watson, Pink and Benjamin Zephaniah, Ted Hughes Award winner Hollie McNish is a poet whose readings are not to be missed!

Find out about Hollie McNish on What's On Glasgow
Bob Dylan’s Greatest Rejected Album Tracks: An Evening with Michael Gray

Bob Dylan’s Greatest Rejected Album Tracks: An Evening with Michael Gray

21st October 2020

After a sold out gig at the venue last year, the pioneer of Dylan Studies, Michael Gray returns to Oran Mor Glasgow on October 21st!

An Evening With Alan McGee

An Evening With Alan McGee

22nd October 2020

Join Alan McGee as he discusses his career, the music industry and his relationship with bands such as Oasis and Primal Scream in a live interview and Q&A at Glee Club Glasgow!

Find out about An Evening With Alan McGee on What's On Glasgow
An Evening With Shaun Ryder

An Evening With Shaun Ryder

25th October 2020

Join Shaun Ryder as he discusses his life, career & the music industry at The Glee Club Glasgow on October 25th!

Find out about An Evening With Shaun Ryder on What's On Glasgow
An Audience With Roy Keane

An Audience With Roy Keane

28th October 2020

For the first time ever in Glasgow, we bring to you a World Exclusive event with arguably the greatest club captain in the history British football!

Find out about An Audience With Roy Keane on What's On Glasgow
An Audience with Liverpool Legends

An Audience with Liverpool Legends

30th October 2020

DOn't miss the ultimate evening for Liverpool fans with Champions League Winners in 2005 Luis Garcia, John Arne Riise and Vladimir Smicer on stage together hosted by Jed Stone!

Find out about An Audience with Liverpool Legends on What's On Glasgow
Ant Middleton: Mind Over Muscle Tour

Ant Middleton: Mind Over Muscle Tour

10th November 2020

Ant Middleton is bringing his 'Mind Over Muscle Tour' to Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on November 10th, taking the audience through a motivational journey of self-help and self-discovery!

Find out about Ant Middleton: Mind Over Muscle Tour on What's On Glasgow
An Evening with The Hairy Bikers - SUSPENDED

An Evening with The Hairy Bikers - SUSPENDED

15th November 2020

Enjoy a night of cooking and conversation with Si King and Dave Myers better known as The Hairy Bikers at the Theatre Royal Glasgow on November 15th 2020!

Find out about An Evening with The Hairy Bikers - SUSPENDED on What's On Glasgow
An Evening With Debbie Harry and Chris Stein in Conversation

An Evening With Debbie Harry and Chris Stein in Conversation

20th November 2020

Moderated by Rob Roth, founding members of pioneering new wave band Blondie, Debbie Harry and Chris Stein explore their own history and discuss their lives in music.

The Night Sky Show

The Night Sky Show

10th April 2021

The Night Sky Show will take you on an epic journey from our celestial back yard and across the cosmos!

Find out about The Night Sky Show on What's On Glasgow
Still Gaun!

Still Gaun!

26th April 2021

Still Game stars Mark Cox (Tam), Jane McCarry (Isa) & Paul Riley (Winston) are coming to the King's Theatre Glasgow for an evening of fun, laughter and memories of the hit show!

Find out about Still Gaun! on What's On Glasgow

Events in Lanarkshire

Night Shift at Drumpellier

Night Shift at Drumpellier

26th August 2020

As dusk falls Drumpellier comes alive, join our popular and free night walk and spot some nocturnal wildlife!

Find out about Night Shift at Drumpellier on What's On Lanarkshire
Still Gaun!

Still Gaun!

9th April 2021

Still Game stars Mark Cox (Tam), Jane McCarry (Isa) & Paul Riley (Winston) are coming to Motherwell Concert Hall for an evening of fun, laughter and memories of the hit show!

Find out about Still Gaun! on What's On Lanarkshire

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Guided Tours of Paisley Abbey

Guided Tours of Paisley Abbey

Selected dates between 4th August 2020 - 22nd December 2020

Built in the 12th century and steeped in history, Paisley Abbey is a fascinating building to visit, find out more on one of the regular guided tours!

Find out about Guided Tours of Paisley Abbey on What's On Renfrewshire
Mystic & Holistic Festival

Mystic & Holistic Festival

25th April 2021

The Mystic & Holistic Festival, celebrating everything Mind, Body & Soul returns by popular demand to Greenock and a new venue, Cruden Hall!

Find out about Mystic & Holistic Festival on What's On Renfrewshire

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

A Day for Scotland: 30 Years On

A Day for Scotland: 30 Years On

14th July 2020

On 14 July 1990, over 30,000 people gathered in Stirling to celebrate ‘A Day for Scotland’. This event commemorates the day 30 years on.

Find out about A Day for Scotland: 30 Years On on What's On Stirling
Scotland’s National Hero

Scotland’s National Hero

Selected dates between 19th August 2020 - 21st February 2021

Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.

Find out about Scotland’s National Hero on What's On Stirling
Still Gaun!

Still Gaun!

10th April 2021

Still Game stars Mark Cox (Tam), Jane McCarry (Isa) & Paul Riley (Winston) are coming to The Albert Halls for an evening of fun, laughter and memories of the hit show!

Find out about Still Gaun! on What's On Stirling

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