City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh lectures & talks


A L Kennedy talks to Lesley McDowell

Fringe 2009: Words With A.L. Kennedy

Edinburgh Central Library’s events series, City Reads, kicks off its 2010 programme with one of the most interesting and innovative contemporary writers around.

Connecting Food, Soil & the Planet - Patrick Holden of the Soil Association

Talk by Patrick Holden, a part-time farmer, who has been involved in the organic movement since 1973.

A New Year’s Conversation

Catherine Lockerbie

The New Year's Conversation returns this year as Edinburgh's Hogmanay marks the 450th anniversary year, in 2010, of the birth of the Reformation in Scotland with a varied programme of events.

Author Michel Faber talks to publisher Jamie Byng

A new series of literary events at Edinburgh Central Library focusing on the important relationship between writer and publisher kicks off with a conversation between prize-winning, celebrated author Michel Faber and Jamie Byng, his publisher at Edinburgh-based independent, Canongate Books. Takes place in the Reference Library Reading Room. Chaired by Jenny Brown.

Lennoxlove Book Festival

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Lennoxlove House in East Lothian is the venue for this inaugural Winter weekend book festival.

Edinburgh Lecture Series Programme Announced

EIFF director Hannah McGill

Edinburgh's series of free lectures, The Edinburgh Lectures, will return to the Capital this year, addressing a range of major public issues in a national and international context.

How can Edinburgh Council meet its ambitious Charter of Brussels target of 15% of trips by bike in 2020?

Cyclists on Teviot Place

When you consider that in a city such as Copenhagen, where the Earth Summit is being held in December, over 35% of citizens commute to work by bike, the goal of 15% bicycle ridership in Edinburgh by 2020 doesn't seem that ambitious.

International Conference: Scotland and Poland, A Historical Relationship - 1500 - 2009

Renowned journalist and historian Neal Ascherson opens this special two-day conference examing ties between scotland and Poland with a lecture entitled "Brothers and Sisters for a' that': Rediscove

First Open Debate To Discuss Future of Edinburgh's Festivals

The first ever Edinburgh Festivals Open Breakfast Debate is being held on Saturday 15 August looking at ways in which Edinburgh can enhance its reputation as the "world's leading Festival City".

Director of Edinburgh Book Festival To Stand Down

Catherine Lockerbie

Catherine Lockerbie is to step down as Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival after nine years in the post, it was announced yesterday. She moves on to an international consultancy role in culture and literature.