Talks & Lectures in Bristol

Discover a selection of the most interesting talks, discussions and lectures in Bristol.

Find a talk in Bristol that piques your interest, whether it's the arts, culture, history, politics science, technology, sport, gardening, the environment, or anything in between.

We're spoilt for talks, discussions and lectures in Bristol, with our two highly respected universities, the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England regularly running open talks and lectures on a variety of fascinating topics.

Several of our attractions offer even more than a great day out, with many running regular discussion events, including Watershed, Brunel's SS Great Britain, M Shed and many more.

You’ll also find more thought-provoking talks from guest experts in specific fields (including some famous faces) at some of Bristol’s theatres, such as The Redgrave Theatre and Bristol Old Vic.

In the list below you'll find the most interesting talks and discussions in Bristol to satisfy curious minds, refine your cultural knowledge, and feed your intellect.  But we don't want to lecture you - we'll leave that to the professionals...

Discover everything else that’s on in Bristol with our Events Calendar, where you can search by date, event type or location.


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