Edinburgh lectures & talks

Starting in the morning, students from schools and universities across Scotland will compete to win the St Andrew’s Day debating prize. Heats will commence at 10am with the final - which is open to the public - taking place in the parliament's Debating Chamber from 4pm to 5.30pm.

Rebus author Ian Rankin will be joined by another of the city’s crime writers, Lin Anderson, in a discussion about Edinburgh – One Inspirational City at the National Gallery of Scotland

Former World Champion racing driver Sir Jackie Stewart today gets a week-long programme of events to mark

Racing champion Sir Jackie Stewart, 71, is the keynote speaker at Dyslexia Awareness Week,starting today.

A special series of lectures and talks exploring different aspects of medieval life, jointly organised by the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Alastair has visited the Falkland Islands on three occasions, studying the spiders that live there.

Historian James Robertson looks at how Edinburgh earned its reputation as "City of Enlightenment" and "Athens of the North" and in what ways the meaning of this title has evolve

The Great Recession has been a wakeup call.

British Cities are often described as lacking the crucial powers required to achieve self-determination and to break free from path dependent cycles of decline or under-achievement.