City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh lectures & talks


New Year's Day Conversation 2011

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

Jackie Stewart To Speak at Dyslexia Awareness Week

Jackie Stewart

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

Jackie Stewart - Hidden Dyslexia

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

Medieval Week Lectures

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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.

Willdlife of the Falkland Islands:An Illustrated talk by Alastair Lavery

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

Edinburgh Lectures: “Edinburgh – then and now: A modern Athens?”, Nicholas Phillipson

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

Edinburgh Lectures: “The Next Economy”, Professor Bruce J. Katz

The Great Recession has been a wakeup call.

Edinburgh Lectures: “What are British Cities good at? Does it matter?”, Greg Clark

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.

Edinburgh Lectures: “Creative Cities”, Rick Mather

Rick Mather founded Rick Mather Architects in 1973 will envision how architecture can combine with culture and creativity in re-visioning urban spaces.