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
Edinburgh lectures & talks
City film buffs and film researchers are being called on to attend the 3rd Edinburgh International Film Audiences Conference (EIFAC).
The small, bi-annual conference, which takes place at the Filmhouse between March 26th and 27th 2009, looks at a wide range of cinematic audiences from contemporary Taipai to popular Scottish audiences in the years 1896-1939, from babies to baby boomers.
Crystal Skull brings visitors from all over Scotland to the Hub.
Craig Clunas, Professor of the History of Art at the University of Oxford, asks what might be taken as ‘modern art' in the Chinese context, and at how the arguments of the past continue to shape
As part of the series of Edinburgh Lectures focussing on China, Lord Wilson of Tillyorn - a former Governor of Hong Kong - looks at how Scotland and the UK should respond to the rise of China this
Dr Jung Chang spent more than a decade, with her husband John Halliday, researching all aspects of the life of Mao Tse-tung to produce a highly acclaimed biography of Mao.
N.B. This event has been rescheduled from 20 March
The Guardian newspaper's chief economics and finance journalist Will Hutton lays out the implications of "China's century" for the West in The Writing on the Wall: China and the west in the 21st century.
There are only about 1600 giant pandas (Aliurapoda melanoleuca) left in the wild - the fragility of its existence in the mountainous bamboo forests of Sichuan province in China make it one of the
This event has been cancelled
The Edinburgh Lecture series 2008 and 2009 continues to focus on China with best-selling author, journlist, and expert on China, James Kynge's talk on how the last three decades of Chinese economic