Calendar: April 2019

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Spies Like Us: Student Showcase 3:00 pm
Spies Like Us: Student Showcase @ 50 George Square
Apr 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Students from the University of Edinburgh’s Fiction and Espionage course join graduate and postdoctoral students to showcase their work on spying, secrecy and literature.  From Game Theory to Queer Theory—find out what our students are investigating!
Susan Manning Memorial Lecture: Professor Adam Piette 5:30 pm
Susan Manning Memorial Lecture: Professor Adam Piette @ 50 George Square
Apr 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Revolutionary Double Agent and Cold War Citizenship This year’s Susan Manning Memorial Lecture will be an exploration of “The Revolutionary Double Agent” by Professor Adam Piette (University of Sheffield). Click here for more about … Continue reading Susan Manning Memorial Lecture: Professor Adam Piette
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Speculative Secrecy: Adam Roberts in Conversation with John Plotz 5:45 pm
Speculative Secrecy: Adam Roberts in Conversation with John Plotz @ 50 George Square
Apr 8 @ 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm
How are secrecy, conspiracy and surveillance represented in science fiction?  In this interview with award-winning novelist Adam Roberts, we will will explore the intersections of science fiction and spy fiction.  We’ll  discuss the cross-over between genres … Continue reading Speculative Secrecy: Adam Roberts in Conversation with John Plotz
The Living Daylights (1987) – Timothy Dalton 8:20 pm
The Living Daylights (1987) – Timothy Dalton @ Filmhouse
Apr 8 @ 8:20 pm – 10:45 pm
 
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The Seven Faces of Bond: Discussion Panel 2:00 pm
The Seven Faces of Bond: Discussion Panel @ 50 George Square
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In a special event to mark our Bond season at Edinburgh Filmhouse, Lucy Bolton (Queen Mary University London), Nick Jones (University of York) and Julie Lobalzo Wright (University of Warwick) will discuss the changing attitude … Continue reading The Seven Faces of Bond: Discussion Panel
Goldeneye (1995) – Pierce Brosnan 5:50 pm
Goldeneye (1995) – Pierce Brosnan @ Filmhouse
Apr 9 @ 5:50 pm – 8:15 pm
 
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Anthony Horowitz talks Bond: Before and After 6:20 pm
Anthony Horowitz talks Bond: Before and After @ Filmhouse
Apr 10 @ 6:20 pm – 7:15 pm
Acclaimed author Anthony Horowitz will join us for a Q&A before the screening of Casino Royale.  Anthony will discuss his novel Forever and A Day, a prequel to Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale. There will be a book signing following … Continue reading Anthony Horowitz talks Bond: Before and After
Casino Royale (2006) – Daniel Craig 8:15 pm
Casino Royale (2006) – Daniel Craig @ Filmhouse
Apr 10 @ 8:15 pm – 11:15 pm
 
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The Hidden Literary World of Bletchley Park 2:00 pm
The Hidden Literary World of Bletchley Park @ National Library of Scotland
Apr 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bletchley Park, a country estate close to Milton Keynes, became the headquarters of the Government Code and Cypher School in 1939. While it played a crucial role in the government’s wartime intelligence operations, it also inspired the … Continue reading The Hidden Literary World of Bletchley Park
Spies and Detectives: Val McDermid and Adam Brookes 6:00 pm
Spies and Detectives: Val McDermid and Adam Brookes @ St Cecilia’s Hall
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Celebrated best-selling Detective writer Val McDermid is joined by spy novelist Adam Brookes to explore the differences between crime and espionage fiction and to talk about their own work. Join us in the heart of … Continue reading Spies and Detectives: Val McDermid and Adam Brookes
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Nadine Akkerman: Invisible Agents 5:30 pm
Nadine Akkerman: Invisible Agents @ 50 George Square
Apr 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Nadine Akkerman, winner of the 2019 Ammodo Science Award, will  discuss her research into the role of women in the politics and espionage of the seventeenth century.  For her best-selling book Invisible Agents,Nadine had to act as a modern-day … Continue reading Nadine Akkerman: Invisible Agents
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