City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh lectures & talks

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.

Pioneering, Activist Geneticist Is Edinburgh Medal Winner

An American geneticist who led the team that first isolated a gene from the chromosome of a living organism, a major breakthrough in the understanding of the processes of life, will be awarded the

Mark Beaumont - tales from his world-record winning journey around the world by bike

Royal Botanic Garden hosts a talk by Perthshire's Mark Beaumont who set off from Paris last year to begin his attempt to break the world record for circumnavigatin