Festival Diary

Rogues Gallery: Faces of Crime 1870-1917

Fri, 17th Nov - Sun, 26th Nov

Previously unseen albums held in Edinburgh City Archives, together with official records of trials from National Records of Scotland brought toge…

Sun, 19th Nov

A Very Short Introduction To : Hieroglyphs

Sun, 19th Nov 12:30 - 13:30

​Hieroglyphs were far more than a language. They were an omnipresent and all-powerful force in communicating the messages of ancient Egyptian cul…


Sun, 19th Nov 13:30 - 15:00

Opened in 1846, this is one of the Capital’s early Victorian designed garden cemeteries.


Sun, 19th Nov 13:45 - 14:45

Do you have what it takes to join the crew of a Black Flag pirate? How would you fare on the decks of a cruising 30 gunner looking for prey off …

David Weinczok : Castle Hunter

Sun, 19th Nov 15:00 - 16:00

David Weinczok hunts castles, and for that Scotland is undoubtedly the place to be. You won't find him at many gold-laden palaces; he's more the …

Pixelated Pagans: Four Decades of Vikings in Video Game History

Sun, 19th Nov 15:00 - 16:00

Christian Cooijmans of the School of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Edinburgh looks at the Vikings

A Very Short Introduction To The Napoleonic Wars

Sun, 19th Nov 16:00 - 17:00

​The Napoleonic Wars have an important place in the history of Europe, leaving their mark on European and world societies in a variety of ways. I…

How To Play Like A Spartan

Sun, 19th Nov 16:15 - 17:15

Sadly, this event has had to be cancelled.

Ghosts, Skeletons and Koopa Troopas: A Brief History of Baddies in Computer Games

Sun, 19th Nov 17:00 - 18:00

​Anyone will tell you that since the beginning of entertainment history, the baddies have always had the best lines, the smartest gear and the co…

HAPpening: History in Art Projects Launch 

Sun, 19th Nov 19:00 - 21:00

HAPpening: History in Art Projects Launch Previously… is launching History in Art Projects, a new scheme to encourage the exploration of history…

Bob the Gob : In Conversation with Phil Differ

Sun, 19th Nov 20:30 - 21:30

​1967. A truly historic year for Scottish football. England, World Cup winners and undefeated since their victory in 1966 (we put the date in, be…

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