City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh lectures & talks

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.

Conference: End of Life Treatment and Care

Carers, patients and clinicians in Edinburgh are to give the General Medical Council (GMC)
their views on new guidelines for doctors treating patients at the end of their

150th Anniversary Celebration for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The 150th Anniversary Celebration for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is on Friday 22 May (7.30-10pm) and Saturday 23 May (10am-5pm) 2009. Speakers include: Andrew Lycett, Owen Dudley Edwards,
Prof Alistair Fowler and James Mavor

MacTaggart Lecture by James Murdoch

James Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive, Europe and Asia, News Corporation, and Chairman of BSkyB, will give this year's MacTaggart Lecture at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival.

NLS: Ghost Fest Talk: A literary Tour of Scots Scares

What influenced great writers like James Hogg and Robert Louis Stevenson to create
tales of the macabre? What has been their modern-day legacy?

NLS:The Austrian connection: Haydn's Scottish songs

Over 400 folksong arrangments by Franz Joseph Haydn for three Scottish publishers

NLS: Scotland in the Scandinavian musical imagination

'Hu, Hei, Duncan Gray!': Scotland in the Scandinavian musical imagination is a special lecture-recital with mezzo-soprano and musicologist Dr Sally Garden and pianist Donald Hawksworth.

‘The Scottish World' by broadcaster Billy Kay, Homecoming Midlothian

As their contribution to the Year of
the Homecoming, the Rotary Clubs of Midlothian invite you to a talk by writer
and broadcaster Billy Kay highlighting the influence the Scots have had on

Government Cash Boosts Scots Content of Science Festival

The Edinburgh International Science Festival programme has just been released. Among this year's 170 events is the interactive "Wee Wonder World" exhibition - created by Scottish based designers, writers and scientists - and funded by £120,000 from the Scottish Government's Expo Fund.